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[News] Digital Preservation Likely to be Done with Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Digital Preservation Likely to be Done with Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:13:26 +0000
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Library Explores Ways to Release Open Source Software

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| In the spirit of transparency and community, 
| the Library of Congress has established an 
| internal process to create open source 
| software. This will make it easier for 
| software developers and sponsors within the 
| Library to produce software that can be freely 
| redistributed to users worldwide.
| "The overall effect will be to clarify and 
| streamline the process for releasing software 
| as open source," said Michelle Springer, a 
| digital initiatives project manager at the 
| Library, "allowing the Library and its 
| partners to more fully participate in the open 
| source development community."



Formats for long term preservation of information - Guest post from Cassie Findlay

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| Other formats that are suitable as LTPFs include Open
| Document Format (ODF), HTML, XHTML and XML. For
| digital images, JPEG, TIFF or PNG are recommended, and
| FLAC for digital audio.


[fosscomm] Submissions to ODF Olympiad 2009 open today 20th September 2009

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| As you are all well aware , Open Document Format is an
| important  standard for ensuring computer literacy and is
| fundamental to enabling  computer education globally.  ODF
| Olympiad  was started  on the advice  of the then President
| of India, Shri Abdul Kalam, with the view to bring
| awareness regarding the open source amongst the schools.
| We have been receiving overwhelming response from schools
| across the globe including countries like India, Malaysia,
| Indonesia, Nepal . We strongly believe that this contest
| will help the government and the  schools in faster
| adoption of ODF .  (The new FOSS based Informatics
| Practices curriculum, introduced by CBSE this year is one
| of the  examples of the step towards this initiative. )

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