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Digital File Formats for Videotape Reformatting

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on December 5th, 2014

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Audio-Visual Working Group has released Digital File Formats for Videotape Reformatting.

Here's an excerpt:

The project to compare video formats for reformatting is being led by the National Archives and Records Administration with significant input from the Library of Congress. The resulting matrixes offer comparisons of the wrappers AVI, MOV (QuickTime), Matroska, MXF, and MPEG-2 (ad hoc file wrapper), and the following encodings: uncompressed (various types), lossless JPEG 2000, ffv1, and MPEG-2 (encoding). The Working Group's starting point is a useful 2011 report by George Blood for the Library of Congress titled Determining Suitable Digital Video Formats for Medium-term Storage. The inclusion of MXF means that the comparison will complement the FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group's active contributions to the finalization of the MXF AS-07 application specification for preservation and archiving, a "pre-version" of which has been adopted by the Library of Congress as their video preservation format. Nevertheless, as the finalization of AS-07 continues, members of the Working Group and others have expressed interest in evaluating alternate digital file formats. These alternate formats may be appropriate to certain classes of content, for use as interim measures, or suitable for organizations in modest technical circumstances.

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    Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video

    Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Media, Reports and White Papers on December 5th, 2014

    The Born Digital Video subgroup of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Audio-Visual Working Group has released Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video.

    Here's an excerpt:

    The born digital video exploration is being led by the Library of Congress. The documents that comprise Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video provide practical technical information for both file creators and file archivists to help them make informed decisions when creating or archiving born digital video files and to understand the long term consequences of those decisions. . . .

    Eight case histories document aspects of the current state of practice in six federal agencies working with born digital video. These case histories not only document deliverables and specifications but also tell the story of each project, and provide background information about the institution and the collection, as well as lessons learned. As the case histories developed, a set of high level recommended practices emerged from the collective project experiences. These recommended practices are intended to support informed decision-making and guide file creators and archivists as they seek out processes, file characteristics, and other practices that will yield files with the greatest preservation potential.

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      CNI Executive Roundtable Report: E-Book Strategies

      Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on December 3rd, 2014

      CNI has released CNI Executive Roundtable Report: E-Book Strategies .

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      During two separate convenings of this roundtable, we explored questions that these new directions raise for institutions, the strategies that institutions are using to make choices among the available paths, the stakeholders involved, and the new programs and projects that CNI’s members are planning or have implemented. Our emphasis was on breadth rather than deep explorations of very specific issues; often we were most interested in understanding how institutions were shaping the questions and how they were exploring them, since many of these questions are far from resolution. Roundtable participants included representatives from academic libraries and information technology units from research institutions and liberal arts colleges, library associations, publishers, and aggregators/intermediaries.

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        State of the Commons

        Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Reports and White Papers on November 21st, 2014

        The Creative Commons has released State of the Commons.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        Today, we're releasing a new report that we think you will want to see. State of the Commons covers the impact and success of free and open content worldwide, and it contains the most revealing account we've ever published, including new data on what's shared with a CC license.

        We found nearly 900 million Creative Commons-licensed works, dramatically up from our last report of 400 million in 2010. Creators are now choosing less restrictive CC licenses more than ever before – over half allow both commercial use and adaptations.

        We're also celebrating the success of open policy worldwide. Fourteen countries have now adopted national open education policies, and open textbooks have saved students more than 100 million dollars. These are big moves making big impacts.

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          Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

          Posted in Electronic Resources, OPACs/Discovery Systems, Reports and White Papers on November 20th, 2014

          The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has released Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

          Here's an excerpt:

          Discussions among libraries that have recently implemented discovery services are likely to result in agreement that implementation was challenging. However, once implemented, librarians are generally happy with their decisions to offer discovery services to their patrons. Based on librarian experiences of both the challenges and rewards of implementing a discovery service, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) contracted with Amigos Library Services to write a white paper that would include basic information concerning discovery services, as well as an overview of the major discovery vendors.

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            Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era

            Posted in Privacy, Reports and White Papers on November 13th, 2014

            The Pew Research Center has released Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Privacy evokes a constellation of concepts for Americans-some of them tied to traditional notions of civil liberties and some of them driven by concerns about the surveillance of digital communications and the coming era of "big data." While Americans' associations with the topic of privacy are varied, the majority of adults in a new survey by the Pew Research Center feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.

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              Guideline for Preservation Planning: Procedural Model and Implementation (English Translation)

              Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on November 12th, 2014

              Nestor has released an English translation of version 2.0 of its Guideline for Preservation Planning: Procedural Model and Implementation.

              Here's an excerpt:

              The guideline for preservation planning describes a procedural model for the long-term archiving of digital objects and provides information on possible forms of implementation. It serves above all as a theoretical and practical implementation of the "Preservation Planning" functional unit of the OAIS reference model. Other key concepts introduced in the last 15 years have been included and brought together.

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                Registering Researchers in Authority Files

                Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on October 28th, 2014

                OCLC Research has released Registering Researchers in Authority Files.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                Registering researchers in some type of authority file or identifier system has become more compelling as both institutions and researchers recognize the need to compile their scholarly output. The report presents functional requirements and recommendations for six stakeholders: researchers, funders, university administrators, librarians, identity management systems and aggregators (including publishers). It also provides an overview of the researcher identifier landscape, changes in the field, emerging trends, and opportunities.

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                  Web Archiving in the United States: A 2013 Survey

                  Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on October 24th, 2014

                  The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released Web Archiving in the United States: A 2013 Survey.

                  Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                  The goal of the survey was to better understand the landscape of web archiving activities in the U.S. by investigating the organizations involved, the history and scope of their web archiving programs, the types of web content being preserved, the tools and services being used, access and discovery services being provided and overall policies related to web archiving programs. While this survey documents the current state of U.S. web archiving initiatives, comparison with the results of the 2011-2012 survey enables an analysis of emerging trends. The report therefore describes the current state of the field, tracks the evolution of the field over the last few years, and forecasts future activities and developments.

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                    NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition

                    Posted in Emerging Technologies, Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on August 22nd, 2014

                    NMC has released the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition.

                    Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

                    The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. While there are many local factors affecting libraries, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and common questions; it was with these questions in mind that this report was created.

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                      Economic Impacts of Adapting Certain Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright and Related Rights

                      Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on June 27th, 2014

                      The European Commission has released Economic Impacts of Adapting Certain Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright and Related Rights.

                      Here's an excerpt from the summary:

                      The first part of the study is the report by Charles River Associates "Assessing the economic impacts of adapting certain limitations and exceptions to copyright and related rights in the EU" (Langus et al., 2013, henceforth "CRA Methodology Report"), which establishes a methodology to assess exceptions and limitations to copyright. . . .

                      In turn, the present report uses the aforementioned methodology to assess the economic impacts of specific policy options in several topics of interest, in view of providing policy guidance on these topics. This report focuses on the following topics:

                      • Digital preservation by cultural heritage and educational institutions;
                      • The provision of remote access by cultural heritage and educational institutions to their collections for the benefit of their patrons;
                      • E-lending by publicly accessible libraries;
                      • Text and data mining for the purpose of scientific research;
                      • Reproductions made by natural persons for private uses.

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                        The Evolving Scholarly Record

                        Posted in Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Communication on June 6th, 2014

                        OCLC Research has released The Evolving Scholarly Record.

                        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        Key highlights:

                        • A confluence of trends is accelerating changes to the scholarly record's content and stakeholder roles.
                        • Scholarly outcomes are contextualized by materials generated in the process and aftermath of scholarly inquiry.
                        • The research process generates materials covering methods employed, evidence used, and formative discussion.
                        • The research aftermath generates materials covering discussion, revision, and reuse of scholarly outcomes.
                        • The scholarly record is evolving to have greater emphasis on collecting and curating context of scholarly inquiry.
                        • The scholarly record's stakeholder ecosystem encompasses four key roles: create, fix, collect, and use.
                        • The stakeholder ecosystem supports thinking about how roles are reconfigured as the scholarly record evolves.

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