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Site updates

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The LIFE website has been updated with the latest conference presentations and papers the team have recently given on LIFE2: 

Risk Assessment and Cost Appraisal given at DELOS conference:
McLeod, R. (2007) Risk Assessment and Cost Appraisal. In: DELOS-Appraisal in the digital world, 15-16 November, Rome, Italy

LIFE Overview given at LIBER Conference:
Davies, R. (2007) The cost of digitisation and preservation: The LIFE Project. In: LIBER Digitisation Conference, 24-26 October 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.

LIFE Overview given at iPRES Conference:
Wheatley, P. (2007) LIFE: Costing the digital preservation lifecycle. In: iPRES Annual Conference, 10 October 2007, Beijing, China.

I’m sure you’ll all be thrilled to know we have also updated the LIFELIFE teampage.

Podcast: Why is Google showing us the way forward in digitisation?

Friday, January 25th, 2008

podcast

At the European Digitisation workshop in December last year, Paul Ayris (who is the LIFE Project Director) was interviewed. He explored some important challenges facing national and university libraries across the continent.The podcast of the interview is available from the JISC website.At the workshop I also gave a presentation on LIFE, which is available from the documentation page.

The Afterlife Is Expensive for Digital Movies

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

movie

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just published a report on digital preservation and costing of digital movies. The New York Times discusses the report here, noting some key costs, comparison of digital and analogue tape and making mention of some detailed case study work. Unfortunately the report itself (entitled “The Digital Dilemma”) isn’t online but apparently you can order a paper copy from:

Ashley Head, AMPAS, Science & Technology Council, (phone) 310-247-3000 ext. 358 or e-mail: counciltemp@oscars.org

There is also some related discussion on the digipres list, here.

More here, when I’ve read the report itself!


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