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Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR)

The Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR) has been released to the public. The UDFR is a reliable, publicly accessible, and sustainable knowledge base of file format representation information for use by the digital preservation community. The UDFR seeks to “unify” the function and holdings of two existing registries, PRONOM and GDFR (the Global Digital Format Registry), in an open source, semantically enabled, and community supported platform. The UDFR was developed by the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL), funded by the Library of Congress as part of its National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

Check out the project’s website to read further details and to review the project’s Final Report.

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Sustainability of Digital Formats

The Library of Congress has put together a website which focuses on preservation and digital content formats. The site is titled ‘Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections.’ As stated on the website, “the site is devoted to the analysis of the technical aspects of digital formats.”

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/intro/intro.shtml

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Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access

The task force website has many publications and presentations that could be beneficial to those looking at digital preservation. They have a presentation discussing the costs associated with digital preservation and how to preserve digital research material.

http://brtf.sdsc.edu/publications.html

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Building the Twitter Archive

A journalist met with staff at the Library of Congress to discuss how they are building the Twitter archive. Some core issues being addressed focus on metadata and mapping the many shortened URL links contained in the tweets. For anyone looking into the archiving of tweets, check out the article:

http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/06/library-of-congress-twitter-archive.html

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Digital Preservation Report from NDIIPP/Library of Congress

NDIIPP and the Library of Congress latest report is titled Preserving our Digital Heritage. While it focuses on the libraries initiatives for preservation, the information it provides regarding their preservation plan and the tools and technology they are using can help all of us looking at the preservation of digital content. You can find the report here:

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/library/resources/pubs/docs/NDIIPP2010Report_Post.pdf

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