[LINK] Guidelines for Digital Repositories, Canberra, 27 July

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Fri Jul 21 10:29:35 AEST 2006

On 2006 Jul 21, at 10:11 AM, Gordon Keith wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 14:49, Tom Worthington wrote:
>> Although there is a lot of discussion and documentation, worldwide,
>> on the issues surrounding the sustainability of digital material,
> Related to this topic, does anyone know if any guidelines exist in  
> terms of
> codecs suitable for archival of video data?

As I understand it in general, digital archiving usually involves  
uncompressed data with all the bits present.  While you might include  
compressed versions the base data is uncompressed.

> I'm aware of the use of ODF formats in preference to proprietary  
> formats for
> the archival of word processing documents.

I had heard of PDF and XML.  I guess ODF is the next thing.

> And I know a lot of video codecs
> are encumbered by patents and possibly unpublished formats.
> Are there any video codecs suitable for archival of video data?
> Are there any guidelines I can refer to?
> Regards
> Gordon
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