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Study explores faculty views on scholarly communication and information use
Faculty members believe they themselves are best suited to preserve research. More than 80 percent of respondents said they preserve, organize and manage their own data, while less than 10 percent said they rely on libraries to do so. Once a project has reached its end, a majority of respondents (about two-thirds) still said they take responsibility for preserving it, most of them using freely available software. Only about 10 percent said libraries and publishers assume preservation responsibilities.

“There are some real risks here,” Schonfeld said. “There’s a preference for solutions that are seen as self-reliant.”
april 2016 by robincamille
The Internet's Dark Ages - The Atlantic
Adrienne Lafrance

“There are now no passive means of preserving digital information,” said Abby Rumsey, a writer and digital historian.
digital_preservation  internet 
october 2015 by robincamille
The focus of the Hiberlink project is to assess the extent of so-called ‘reference rot’. This two-year study investigates how web links in online scientific and other academic articles fail to lead to the resources that were originally referenced.
january 2015 by robincamille
The means of production | Archives and the Old Mole
"The digital archives doesn’t run itself, its public face and its dark storage have hardware and software and intellectual infrastructure; Oh, the Cloud is something we rent from Amazon and give away to the NSA; ..."
digital_preservation  digital_stewardship  archives 
february 2014 by robincamille
Variable Media Network
The Variable Media Network proposes an unconventional preservation strategy based on identifying ways that creative works might outlast their original medium.
december 2013 by robincamille
Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR)
november 2013 by robincamille
Exploring the impact of Bit Rot
In an effort to understand the direct impact of “bit rot” on a file,
and to inform potential research streams an image file was
“attacked” by a script that sequentially flipped every bit, and
tested the resulting image for (1) renderablity and (2) similarity
to the source image.
Nat'l Lib of New Zealand
september 2013 by robincamille
The Value of a Broken Link « The Signal: Digital Preservation
value of broken links = metadata + finding archived versions (esp with human-readable URLs)
march 2012 by robincamille

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