Internet of Things for libraries - blog post by my colleague Willem Jan Faber on his experiments with privacy-friendly #IoT applications for libraries, and how he built an interactive bookshelf using dirt-cheap sensors https://willemjan.github.io/2021/10/07/iot-for-libraries.html
Bookmarked: Saint Etienne’s Nineties Nostalgia https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/20/saint-etiennes-nineties-nostalgia We tend to believe that doing away with physical objects has made our grasp of past music more comprehensive. It’s easy to think everything is on the Internet, somewhere, waiting to be rediscovered. But there are always names missing.
New blog, with some thoughts on a recent report on the Significant Properties of Spreadsheets https://www.bitsgalore.org/2021/09/24/on-the-significant-properties-of-spreadsheets
New blog post -
PDF processing and analysis with open-source tools (an attempt at working various PDF-related working notes and lists into something more structured) https://www.bitsgalore.org/2021/09/06/pdf-processing-and-analysis-with-open-source-tools
pssst for the past ~6 months when I had a minute I'd tweak on a redesign of QEMU QED and it's finally shareable:
Founder of Microsoft Illustrating Storage of CD https://psihoyos.photoshelter.com/image/I0000jtF1ui2j79Q
my weekend proof-of-concept: upload mediainfo.json about your mysterious a/v collections, and get some charts to help you understand what you're working with!
yesterday i learned for the first time of NFT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-fungible_token via this post (italian only) https://not.neroeditions.com/gatti-rane-e-criptoartisti/
how bad is this?
apart from non-sustainability of blockchain environments, is this the beginning to stop reproducibility of digital? should we expect new DRMs based on this?
also today in my timeline
is this the new internet bad hype?
Towards a preservation workflow for mobile apps. New blog post that covers (among other things) downloading, format identification and metadata extraction for Android and iOS apps. https://www.bitsgalore.org/2021/02/24/towards-a-preservation-workflow-for-mobile-apps
I wrote a new blog post on the emulation of Android devices. Includes tests with four different emulated environments https://www.bitsgalore.org/2021/02/09/four-android-emulators-two-apps
HALT AND CATCH FIRE SYLLABUS 🔥
This has been on my mind for a long time, and now it's a real thing!
For Digital Preservation Coalition members, there’s a draft of Pragmatic Audiovisual Preservation, a report I wrote for archivists getting started with all things a/v (it’ll be out in the public in Jan.): https://www.dpconline.org/news/member-preview-pragmatic-audiovisual-preservation
New blog post - Mapping the Dutch web domain (all of it!) https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/09/09/mapping-the-dutch-web-domain
New blog post on how I tried to restore (and subsequently capture to WARC) one of the oldest and most unique Dutch homepages from the mid-'90s https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/restoring-liesbets-virtual-home
For those in search of some next-level digital preservation weirdness, look no further than my review of the ISO/IEC TS 22424 standard on #EPUB 3 preservation https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/04/30/iso-iec-ts-22424-standard-on-epub3-preservation
Does Microsoft OneDrive export large ZIP files that are corrupt? UPDATED version of my earlier blog, turns out that one unexpected ZIP64 field value results in ZIP files that are unreadable by most extraction tools and libraries https://bitsgalore.org/2020/03/11/does-microsoft-onedrive-export-large-ZIP-files-that-are-corrupt
My father’s hammer l, and a small story of maintenance and digital preservation: https://blogs.bl.uk/webarchive/2020/03/theseus-data-store.html
Does Microsoft OneDrive export large ZIP files that are corrupt? New blog: https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/03/11/does-microsoft-onedrive-export-large-ZIP-files-that-are-corrupt (if anyone has any more info or test results on this I'd love to know!)
Offline digital data carriers in the KB deposit collection, new blog https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/02/20/offline-digital-carriers-kb-deposit-collection
Digital preservation, file formats.
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