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About epiccambridge

Project Manager of the JISC funded EPIC Project

DROID – a really useful tool

Interested in finding more details on a batch of files -for example during your pre-ingest processes or on a set of existing archived files where you are concerned about possible obsolescence? There is one easy to use tool that does … Continue reading

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Interview findings

Interviews have now been completed. I managed to do eleven interviews – a small number due to resource and time restraints. The findings can therefore only present a snapshot. This is sufficient for the short EPIC project but we much … Continue reading

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Survey significant properties for the selected collections

Interview template I have just uploaded the interview template to the website. It derived from a review of significant properties literature with particular respect of the InSPECT and Planets projects and is very much aligned with the workflow integrated in … Continue reading

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Engaging with the user community

In the process of identifying “designated communities” for the EPIC project we ran through a format review of all textual material in DSpace@Cambridge. Here is what we found: .doc (175)/.docx (1) .bbl/.tex (1) .odp (1) .pdf (3338) .ps (4) .sxi … Continue reading

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Selecting the files for testing

Working through the process of acquiring the files that we will test in Planets. One problem so far  – file names do not need to be unique in DSpace so I added a ‘file exists’ test when acquiring the 120 microsoft … Continue reading

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Test install of the Planets Suite on Windows NT

Today was scheduled for a test install of the  Planets Suite on Windows NT I initially tried to use the installer at http://planets-suite.sourceforge.net/download/ but ran into problems.   There were error messages during the install and starting up the planets server … Continue reading

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EPIC (Evaluating Plato in Cambridge)

EPIC is a six month JISC funded project ( February to July 2011) which will investigate ways of improving the preservation services currently provided with DSpace@Cambridge    http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/ DSpace@Cambridge is the University’s institutional repository – a  service providing a digital archive … Continue reading

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