Tim Gollins
Head Of Digital Preservation
01/08/2013
Parsimonious Preservation at The
UK National Archives
How long did you say this parchment would last?
2
The File format Long Tail
• Our own administrative records
3
File Extension Count %
msg 1225790 57.6
doc 437803 20.6
xls 1...
Questions?
References
http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/digital-records-sensitivity-revi
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/do...
References
http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/digital-records-sensitivity-revi
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/do...
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Parsimonious Preservation at The UK National Archives - Tim Gollins

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Presentation given by Tim Gollins, Head of Digital Preservation at the National Archives and part of the Digital Preservation Coalition, on Thursday 1st August 2013 at Repository Fringe 2013. The presentation addresses the challenges of digital preservation, particularly the issues around artefact formats.

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Parsimonious Preservation at The UK National Archives - Tim Gollins

  1. 1. Tim Gollins Head Of Digital Preservation 01/08/2013 Parsimonious Preservation at The UK National Archives
  2. 2. How long did you say this parchment would last? 2
  3. 3. The File format Long Tail • Our own administrative records 3 File Extension Count % msg 1225790 57.6 doc 437803 20.6 xls 135573 6.4 pdf 82524 3.9 jpeg 58748 2.8 url 20701 1.0 xlsx 16777 0.8 docx 16765 0.8 htm 15616 0.7 txt 14199 0.7 ppt 12834 0.6 gif 11154 0.5 rtf 11046 0.5 tif 9293 0.4 MBX 6044 0.3 png 4812 0.2 obr 4368 0.2 bmp 3286 0.2 zip 2499 0.1 html 2307 0.1 csv 2266 0.1 vsd 2088 0.1 DAT 1972 0.1 xml 1898 0.1 pptx 1700 0.1
  4. 4. Questions?
  5. 5. References http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/digital-records-sensitivity-revi http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-managem http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-managem
  6. 6. References http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/digital-records-sensitivity-revi http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-managem http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-managem

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