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by Barbara Sierman

Digital preservationists and IT colleagues

A recurring theme in the discussions of preservationists is their delicate relationship with IT people and it was no surprise that recently Scott Prater published his article “How to Talk to IT about Digital...  
A recurring theme in the discussions of...  

Do FAIR data ever become heritage?

Since 2014 when they were first launched, the FAIR data principles are getting more and more attention in the research and open science community. Developed in reaction to the incidents with fraudulent research data, by...  
Since 2014 when they were first launched, the...  

The Great iPRES Digital Preservation Bake-Off

 As the Organizing and Program Vice-Chair of iPRES 2019 I would like to draw your attention to the following:The Great iPRES 2019 Digital Preservation Bake-Off is looking for YOUR favourite ingredients and...  
 As the Organizing and Program...  

Welcome 2019 – digital preservation promises

Today, when people are starting to phrase good intentions for the New Year, it is a nice moment to draw the attention to a report that was published in October last year. Oya Y. Rieger from ITHAKA S+R wrote an “issue...  
Today, when people are starting to phrase good...  

More of the Fellowship!

After the Awards ceremony I was interviewed by Sarah Middleton of the Digital Preservation Coalition and you can watch the result...  
After the Awards ceremony I was interviewed by...  

Winning the DPC Fellowship Award 2018!

[caption id="attachment_603" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Richard Ovenden awarding Barbara Sierman the DPC Fellowship (photo by DPC)[/caption]On the 2018 World Digital Preservation Day in Amsterdam, I was honoured to be...  
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A Dutch edition of the Keepers registry … but for web archiving!

Last week the Dutch Digital Heritage Network launched a new product: the national registry of web archives in the Netherlands. This collaborative work gives an overview of the websites that are harvested ánd preserved in...  
Last week the Dutch Digital Heritage Network...  

Open Preservation Foundation’s new Strategy

There are several member organizations active in digital preservation. Knowing their position in the preservation landscape will help preservationist to decide which of them fits best to their needs and which to join. The...  
There are several member organizations active in...  

Is it useful to know who is using which preservation system?

My organization is, as are many others,  looking for a replacement of the current digital preservation system. So I’m curious what is on the market and what other national libraries are using. Websites of commercial...  
My organization is, as are many others,  looking...  

Software preservation in series of webinars

Last week the 5th episode in a series of webinars on software preservation was launched. The series is organized by the Software Preservation Network in the USA and the Digital Preservation Coalition in the UK.Although...  
Last week the 5th episode in a series of webinars...  

Fixity practices in the preservation community

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance conducted a survey in 2017 about the fixity (best) practices in the preservation community and recently published their results. The survey was intended to get an answer to two...  
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance...  

IDCC 2018 in Barcelona

The FAIR principles in its broadest sense were at the heart of the conference of the Digital Curation Centre, this time held in Barcelona. The FAIR principles about data being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and...  
The FAIR principles in its broadest sense were at...  
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