Team Digital Preservation are back! November 12, 2009

WePreserve have announced the third Team Digital Preservation adventure, Team Digital Preservation and the Deadly Cryptic Conundrum

Team Chaos have struck again! But do not fear, Team Digital Preservation are on hand, in what could be their funniest adventure yet.

Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto (formerly Director of HATII at the University of Glasgow), said, ‘it was a tremendous opportunity to work with the CASPAR team and its Principal Investigator, Dr David Giaretta on developing this animation. As we have shown in earlier animations the medium of animation provides a positive way to introduce complex topics related to preservation.  Here the concept of representation information and the registry and repository of representation information (RRORI) both created by CASPAR and the DCC form the central element of this adventure.’

Dr David Giaretta, Principal Investigator on CASPAR (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval) and Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) commented, ‘representation information and the registry and repository of representation information (RRORI) respond to a core need in the digital curation and preservation communities for ensuring the long term understandability and usability of data. While the presentation of these concepts in this animation hides the complexity of many of the issues, it demonstrates the power and central significance of RRORI and the underlying concept of representation information.’

WePreserve is committed to raise awareness about digital preservation issues among the widest possible audience and to breaking down barriers to access.

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