If I was going there, I wouldn’t start from here… A little background (peppered with superlatives and speculation for good measure) … Ever since proto-humans first put marks on a cave wall way back when, producers and creators have been obsessed with preserving their legacy. Sometimes they got it wrong (Oh Leonardo. Gesso, pitch, and […]
Author: Paul Stokes
Paul has had a varied career in both the commercial sector and academia (and all points in-between). At present he leads on preservation for Jisc's Preservation service (and is currently referred to as a "Product Manager"). He is a director of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and a director of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF). He's been passionate about repositories and preservation for many decades and currently also has a number of bees in his bonnet regarding costs, value, sustainability, and storage.
For Open Access week, Jisc’s Paul Stokes (Product Manager, Open Research Services), argues that without investment in infrastructure, Open Access can’t be open for all. So here we are.Open access week. People across the world are putting on their FAIR hats, pulling up their Plan S socks, pinning on their Open Access Week badges* and […]
If everyone agrees that digital preservation is essential then why is it so difficult to get started? Perhaps it’s because there are so many things to be considered, from so many different angles, that it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. Things like… Why should we preserve data? What is driving our desire/need […]