[plug] Re: FOSS condemned for data archival - don't let it go, unchallenged

Meg Travers sonic at interthingy.com
Sun Dec 23 13:11:06 WST 2007

Actually, the National Archives are now producing their own FOSS 
software named Xena for putting data into stable long-term formats.


This is the area that I work in and there's alot of work happening on 
it, especially in Australia - ranging from PDFing everything to use of 
Xena for 'normalisation'.


William Kenworthy wrote:
> We had a guest
> lecturer who had something to do with the national archives and who had
> all these stories about data degradation and having to store not only
> the data, but the programs, operating systems and hardware. 

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