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(Digital) Preservation first

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 […]

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Open Access is useless …

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 […]

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Digital Preservation—Why is difficult to get started?

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 […]