WARC File Format Published as an International Standard

The WARC format for packaging web content (and other types of content) has been published as ISO 28500. A news release is available from the International Internet Preservation Consortium.

iPres 2009 Call for Abstracts

iPres 2009, the Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, has just issued its call for abstracts. iPres 2009 is the

sixth in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage.

The conference will be held October 5-6 in San Francisco.

Interoperability Levels for Dublin Core Metadata published as DCMI Recommended Resource

This recommendation "discusses modeling choices involved in designing metadata applications for different types of interoperability. At Level 1, applications use data components with shared natural-language definitions. At Level 2, data is based on the formal-semantic model of the W3C Resource Description Framework (as in Linked Data). At Levels 3 and 4, data also shares syntactic constraints based on the DCMI Abstract Model.

The North Carolina Digital Collections Collaboratory blog

From the blog's "about" page: "This blog was created for Digital Librarians in North Carolina to share experiences, exchange ideas, and develop collaborations."

Brooklyn Museum releases their Collection API

Like the New Zealand National Library before them, Brooklyn Museum has opened up access to their collections via a Collection API. This is very exciting, as it lays the groundwork for multicollection mashups and other neat content and metadata reuse capabilities.

Creative Commons Newsletter for Feb. 2009 is available

The February 2009 issue of the Creative Commons Newsletter is available. Other issues can be found at http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CCNewsletter.

Understanding PREMIS

The Library of Congress has just published Understanding PREMIS, a 26-page overview of the preservation metadata standard.

Digital Curation discussion group

There is a new (since November) Google Group on digital curation, "Intended to be a collaborative space for people involved in the work of digital curation and repository development to share ideas, practices, technology, software, standards, jokes, etc." Ed Summers provides some backgound on the group.

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