Out now - tapeimgr 0.3.0 https://github.com/KBNLresearch/tapeimgr Main change is that it now runs without root access; see release notes for more details https://github.com/KBNLresearch/tapeimgr/releases/tag/0.3.0
Python-based tape extraction tool (GUI + CLI) is shaping up nicely (code will follow once I've sorted out some remaining details) ....
New bloggage - Crawling offline web content: the NL-menu case http://openpreservation.org/blog/2018/07/11/crawling-offline-web-content-the-nl-menu-case/
Last fall I wrote a bunch of Apache Tika mimetype patterns for detecting various versions of Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro spreadsheets. Almost forgot about this, then I just saw they're finally merged into Tika's master branch https://github.com/apache/tika/pull/209#event-1723687193
this rings so true omg "Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in [two field studies transitions to open office plans], with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM." http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/373/1753/20170239
Does anyone have any thoughts advice on how to crawl a website from localhost with wget, while preserving all files in the source directory? More context here: http://qanda.digipres.org/1166/crawl-website-localhost-preserving-files-source-directory
W3C is looking for a developer/technical lead for the #epubcheck tool. See RFP for more info https://github.com/IDPF/epubcheck/wiki/Epubcheck-Development-Update-and-Maintenance-Request-for-Proposal #epub
Thanks @joe for writing this incredibly useful FRED guide https://josephcarrano.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/a-guide-to-fred-and-digital-preservation-sundries/ Looks like a must-read resource for anyone working on reading/imaging born-digital content from old media!
For those interested in the omSipCreator tool (which creates ingest-ready SIPS with METS files from batches of optical media images), I did some major refactoring on the code and added some more documentation. All available at https://github.com/KBNLresearch/omSipCreator
Digital preservation, file formats.
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