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Lessons learned in developing digital preservation tools the right way (and the wrong way)

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Poster submission for iPRES 2014 conference in Melbourne. The poster was shown by Andrew Treloar in his closing summary: https://twitter.com/atreloar/status/520383270244990977

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Lessons learned in developing digital preservation tools the right way (and the wrong way)

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