CoSector Blog

Does your organisation have a storage problem? [White Paper]

Here is an extract from Ed Pinsent's recent White Paper, "Is your organisation using its storage wisely?" The paper may be of interest to archivists, records managers, network admins, or anyone who worries that the departmental shared drives are...

Nov 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Archival storage and detachable AIPs

A belated reflection on another aspect of PASIG17 from me today. I wish to consider aspects of “storage” which emerged from the three days of the conference.

Oct 26, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

PASIG17 reflections: archivist skills & digital preservation

Any discussion that includes “digital preservation” and “traditional archivist skills” in the same sentence always interests me. This reflects my own personal background (I trained as an archivist) but also my conviction that the skills of an...

Sep 18, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, Digital Preservation

Continuing your studies after DPTP Online

Students who sign up to do the DPTP Online 2017 will have noticed there is a lot of external material, in the form of web pages and downloadable PDFs.

Jul 26, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

5 top tips for planning preservation of research data

Increasingly, stakeholders such as funders and institutions are asking for a preservation plan for research data at the bidding stage as part of the submission process. This blog aims to help you plan the best you can for the preservation of...

Jul 20, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

Conference on web-archiving, part 3: Albany and web-archives as Institutional Records

In my last in this series of blog posts about IIPC 2017, I'll look at the work of Gregory Wiedeman at Albany SUNY.

Jul 14, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Conference on web-archiving, part 2: Ian Milligan and his derived datasets

Web-archiving is a relatively young side of digital archiving, yet it has already established a formidable body of content across the world, a large corpus of materials that could be mined by researchers and historians to uncover interesting...

Jul 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Conference on web-archiving: reconciling two curation methods

One of the first things I did in digital preservation was a long-term web-archiving project, so I have long felt quite close to the subject. I was very pleased to attend this year’s IIPC conference in Senate House in London, which this year...

Jul 07, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

The future is hybrid: the hybrid archivist

The term ‘hybrid’ is most often used to describe a library or archive collection that is a mix of digital and analogue content. Originally, ‘hybrid’ seemed to be a transition stage, with the assumption being that one day, all content would be...

Jul 05, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

The future of online digital preservation training

Working in the Moodle platform has persuaded us that there are many more opportunities for using that technology to deliver more content, and more effectively. We also have ideas for the direction in which we want to take our digital preservation...

Jun 29, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital