The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) addresses core digital preservation challenges by engaging with its members and the community to develop practical and sustainable tools and services to ensure long-term access to digital content.

bwFLA EaaS: Releasing Digital Art into the Wild

With the bwFLA Emulation-as-a-Service you can enable users to view your (interactive) objects without actually giving the environment+object to the user. This is a nice feature, especially for dig. art and similar: you can provide access to an almost unlimited amount of people being able to view, use and interact with a piece of dig. art without being able to copy it. The owner remains in control of the object and is able to restrict access any time.

Scout - a preservation watch system

What is preservation watch?

The reason why we should worry about preservation of digital content and why some preservation action needs to be done is closely related to the idea that content is at risk. The risk relates to the potential of losing something of value, weighted against the potential of gaining something of value.

Web Archive FITS Characterisation using ToMaR

From the very beginning of the SCAPE project on, it was a requirement that the SCAPE Execution Platform be able to leverage functionality of existing command line applications. The solution for this is ToMaR, a Hadoop-based application, which, amongst other things, allows for the execution of command line applications in a distributed way using a computer cluster.  This blog post describes the combined usage of a set of SCAPE tools for characterising and profiling web-archive data sets.

Impressions of the ‘Hadoop-driven digital preservation Hackathon’ in Vienna

More than 20 developers visited the ‘Hadoop-driven digital preservation Hackathon’ in Vienna which took place in the baroque room called "Oratorium" of the Austrian National Library from 2nd to 4th of December 2013.