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.): dpconline.org/news/member-prev

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 bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/rest

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 3 preservation bitsgalore.org/2020/04/30/iso-

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 bitsgalore.org/2020/03/11/does

Does Microsoft OneDrive export large ZIP files that are corrupt? New blog: bitsgalore.org/2020/03/11/does (if anyone has any more info or test results on this I'd love to know!)

Really useful blog post on how to add tracker-free commenting functionality to static Jekyll web sites using Github issues aristath.github.io/blog/static (I can confirm this actually works, as I used it for my own blog at bitsgalore.org/)

We just published the jpylyzer 2 release candidate, which includes (among other things) support for raw codestream validation. More info here: openpreservation.org/news/jpyl

Here's a weird and slightly spooky 1-minute trailer(!) I made for the upcoming jpylyzer 2.0.0 release (don't miss out on the audio on this one) youtu.be/gIutpFxGy28

Here's a video of the presentation I did on recovering '90s data tapes at (audio is not from the actual presentation, but from a rehearsal I did a day earlier) vimeo.com/362061955

Recovering '90s Data Tapes - Experiences From the KB Web Archaeology project bitsgalore.org/2019/09/09/reco Web-friendly version of the paper I wrote for the upcoming conference in Amsterdam. Contains links to lots of tape-related resources

Attention jpylyzer users - I'm considering some changes to jpylyzer's output format for an upcoming 2.0 release in November. See this note for details: gist.github.com/bitsgalore/300 If you have any comments or suggestions just let me know!

One for the floppy crowd - a simple disk imaging workflow tool (basically a simple graphical front-end around dd and ddrescue) bitsgalore.org/2019/04/10/a-si

UPDATE: OPF call was this morning, and codestream validation in jpylyzer will happen! github.com/openpreserve/jpylyz (already did a quick test last week which confirmed this is easy to implement)

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