General news

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 […]

FAIR General news

FAIR enough?

FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. We all think FAIR is a “good thing” don’t we (given the likely audience for this blog that is [almost] a given). Who could be against something that, once stated, is so blindingly obvious? If it’s not findable, and usable then why are we spending time, money and resources keeping […]