Monthly Archives: October 2011

The future of file format identification

From the Digital Preservation Coalition website:

The National Archives is proposing to launch a new phase of development of its DROID tool, and is seeking to engage with various user groups and stakeholders from the digital preservation community, government and the wider archives sector communities to help inform and discuss potential developments and user needs. As part of this process, The National Archives, in conjunction with the Digital Preservation Coalition, invites interested parties to attend a one day workshop, hosted at Kew, to discuss their experiences of using DROID and PRONOM in their respective disciplines, discuss how the tools fit their use case, and describe both positive and negative experiences of the tools and their interaction with The National Archives.

The conference will be at the National Archives in Kew, London, on November 28. Registration is free for DPC members and associates and cheap for everyone else.

W3C link roundup

DOM4 draft updated.
First draft of CSS device adaptation.
Ink Markup Language (InkML) recommendation.
Widget Packaging and XML Configuration recommendation.
XSL-FO 2.0 updated.
Namespaces Module and Selectors Level 3; First Draft of Selectors Level 4.
CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Draft.