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Author: Stephen Abrams

Merritt and Dash Certified by CoreTrustSeal as Trustworthy Repositories

University of California Curation Center (UC3) is happy to announce that its Merritt repository and companion Dash data publishing platform have received CoreTrustSeal certification. This certification helps to instill transparency and accountability to our stakeholder communities, as it provides public evidence of our adherence to community-accepted

Cobweb: Collaborative Collection Development for Web Archives

A partnership between the CDL, Harvard Library, and UCLA Library has been award funding from IMLS to create Cobweb, a collaborative collection development platform for web archiving,  https://github.com/CobwebOrg/cobweb. The demands of archiving the web in comprehensive breadth or thematic depth easily exceed

Ken Weiss retires

It is with mixed emotion that I can announce that Ken Weiss will be retiring from the CDL in January. Ken joined the UC3 team in May 2013 and since then has contributed significantly to the maturity and robustness of

DMPTool wins Sautter award

The DMPTool, http://dmptool.org/, has won a Larry L. Sautter Golden Award for Innovation in Information Technology. The Sautter Awards were established by the University of California’s Information Technology Leadership Council in 2000 and are awarded annually to “encourage and recognize innovative

Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR) now available

The University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the CDL is pleased to announce the availability of the Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR), http://udfr.org/. A deep understanding of digital formats is necessary to support the long-term preservation of digital assets,

Digital preservation: content now more secure than ever

In order to provide a greater level of preservation assurance to its customers, the University of California Curation Center (UC3) has upgraded the Merritt curation repository with a new version of the Fixity micro-service.  “Fixity” refers to a method of

Spreading the Word about JHOVE2: Tutorial Delivered in Salt Lake City, Rome

For the past two years the University of California Curation Center (UC3) has been partnering with Portico and Stanford on a project to develop JHOVE2, an open source format-aware characterization application and framework.  The goals of the project were to

CDL Staff at IFLA Conference

Margaret Low, software engineer in Digital Preservation, recently returned from the IFLA Annual Conference in Quebec where she presented a very well-received paper on the CDL preservation infrastructure.