Our Digital Preservation Lab now has a cool website with shared versions of our workflows to transfer material off current and obsolete media; information on new and vintage equipment used in the lab; and a selection of reports and research on born-digital preservation.
An examination of our new dark preservation repository with some Poe thrown in for fun!
In the UMich Research Data Services (RDS) group, we see and work with all sorts of data. One particularly thorny variety is netCDF. In Deep Blue Data, we have been getting regular deposits of data in this format, and we didn't know much about it. We had many questions how do we open it, what's its structure, how do researchers create these files and why can the size vary so widely from 100s of MBs to 100s of GBs or even TBs? Jake Carlson, Director of RDS, and I hashed out the idea of...
Part two outlining our findings after discovering some moldy floppy disks.
In this post we go over our current computing workstations and peripherals.
The first post on how we are dealing with moldy 5.25 floppy disks.
Major upgrades to our lab space!
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