From Tuesday 19th November until Thursday 21st November the internal SCAPE Developer’s Workshop was held at the Brno University of Technology.
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.
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.