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Edinburgh Preserves get-together, 22nd September 2016

Do you work with digital archives, or are you thinking about digital preservation? Edinburgh Preserves is an informal digital preservation support group for those in and around the Edinburgh area. We’re having a get-together to share our experiences and discuss projects, tools and procedures over a glass of wine. If you’re interested in digital preservation […]

Presenting 'building a digital preservation programme'

Building a digital preservation programme – ARA conference 2016

Hello all. Its been a wee while since my last post so I thought I’d post about the presentation I gave at the Archives and Records Management conference in London last month. The ARA website has a nice round up of some of the sessions so have a read of those. After a lengthy train […]

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UK Archivematica User Group (March 2016)

Yesterday I attended the UK Archivematica User Group meeting, hosted by Jenny Mitcham at the University of York. Our group, which is open to any individual or institution who is actively using, exploring or testing Archivematica, now has some 47 members so it’s exciting and encouraging to know that this system is getting such great […]

I knew you were waiting (for me) – Archivematica and CentOS

Following on from extensive testing and evaluation we are now in a position to seriously begin work to develop a functioning digital preservation system. However, as we all know, the path to happiness is rarely paved. A minor stumbling block we recently came across was that we, as an institution, aim to ensure that there […]

Archivematica – you’re the one that I want!

Well, after a period of extended leave I’m back online again and have a new series of practical and theoretical posts planned for 2016 that will keep you up to speed with our digital preservation project. To kick start this I’d like to honour my promise to give a review of Archivematica, as discussed in […]

What do I really, really want

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want!

Today, I’m multitasking writing a blog post for my external audience and conducting system tests for my internal audience (more on that another day!), whilst making random notes that will hopefully help me develop workflow documentation later (also worthy of a blog post another day). So in all a pretty fun and active day! So […]

Pandora's Box

When will I see you again?…understanding our collections

Sorry I’ve been away folks…time flies when you’re having fun with digital preservation. Things have been progressing nicely, and I’ll blog about my other activities in due course, but for now I wanted to focus on collections and collections surveys. In line with tasks for the first phase of my plan I wanted to understand […]

Kirsty introduces Edinburgh University Library's plan for its Digital Strong Room

From one small remit…to one giant project

Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking to a crowd of fellow professionals in the heritage sector at the first ‘Edinburgh Preserves‘ event, which I blogged about previously. Hosted by the National Library of Scotland, and forming part of a planned series of similar get togethers, it was a great opportunity to publicly communicate the […]

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Interested in Digital Preservation? Come along to our ‘Edinburgh Preserves’ event!

If you’re in the Edinburgh area on the 16th February and would like to hear/learn a bit more about local Digital Preservation projects and activities, or if you even have just a remote interest in digital preservation and want to hear what its all about, come along to our first ‘Edinburgh Preserves’ Digital Preservation meet […]

Archivematica meetup

Interested in Archivematica?

I can hardly believe we’re almost half way through January already! The strong winds of late seem to be blowing the days away…however work at Edinburgh continues unabated. I was fortuitous enough to be a part of a recent meeting of institutions interested in/or playing around with Archivematica, a free and open source digital preservation […]

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