The final SPRUCE digital preservation Mashup: how we got on

The final SPRUCE digital preservation Mashup: how we got on By Paul Wheatley

Last week we assembled a group of 30 practitioners and developers and and got down to some practical digital preservation work in what we call a SPRUCE Project Mashup. We’ve run quite a few of them now, but each one is a little different as the agenda is set by our participants and the challenges they bring to the table. I’m always a little nervous running an agile event like this. I try and do as much advance planning as possible, and speak to those who have signed up for an event before the actual kick off. But until we hear from them in a series of lightning talks that mark the start of the mashup, and discover what digital data and preservation challenges they have brought along, it’s impossible to tell how it’s going to go. I need not have worried. Our practitioners showed up with quite possibly the most diverse range of data and definitely the greatest number of collections that we’ve seen before. Lots of stuff that we were able to get our teeth into.

Source: Open Planets Foundation

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