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Save as....03 File formats PDF Print E-mail
Published by kvdh on Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:11
Software is constantly being updated, and new software may not always support files created with older versions. Therefore, bear in mind exactly what you want to store. If it's a text document, then just the content may be enough. If it's a working draft, then you will also want to save the properties. However, if it is your definitive document then the form will be important too.



Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:24
 
Save as... 02 Documents PDF Print E-mail
Published by kvdh on Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:03
Preservation of digital records requires a different approach to paper storage, because a digital file consists of a series of ones and zeros—the bit stream. This always needs a specific combination of hardware and software in order to be read. Damage to the bit stream and fast technological advancements are a threat to digital files. Therefore, digital preservation requires special measures (in addition to selecting, ordering and describing) to ensure that digital documents remain usable.




To keep files sustainably accessible, take the following steps when you create a document and save it for the first time:

  • Choose unique logical file names. Give version numbers to identify documents easily. Enter a date in the format YYYYMMDD.
  • Avoid using spaces, periods, commas or other strange characters in the file name. Use an underscore to separate words.
  • Store files that belong together in folders. Create a conveniently arranged folder structure that suits your own working process. Avoid too many layers in the structure.
  • Give the folder a descriptive name; follow the same guidelines as for the file names.
  • Be selective and do not store incomplete or unclear files.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:10
 
Save as... 01 Digital preservation PDF Print E-mail
Published by kvdh on Thursday, 05 April 2012 14:48
Preservation of digital records requires a different approach to paper storage, because a digital file consists of a series of ones and zeros—the bit stream. This always needs a specific combination of hardware and software in order to be read. Damage to the bit stream and fast technological advancements are a threat to digital files.

Therefore, digital preservation requires special measures (in addition to selecting, ordering and describing) to ensure that digital documents remain usable.


Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:02
 
Concise Guide nr 3 PDF Print E-mail
Published by kvdh on Monday, 07 February 2011 15:57
Very proud to present to you the latest addition to the Concise Guide archiving for Designers selection. Barcelona's Design Museum, centre and laboratory DHUB translated the Guide to Spanish and Catalan. We took the chance to update the  English text and all languages will be made available on the DHUB website.



You will find an English downloadable Concise Guide here on their site...


Thinking of a next translation that could only be Chinese....or Turkish perhaps?












Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2011 12:03
 
Bewaar Me - vijf vuistregels PDF Print E-mail
Published by kvdh on Friday, 05 November 2010 07:31
Op 5 november sprak ik op de Premsela conferentie Bewaar Me - over het bewaren van vormgevingserfgoed. In mijn sessie besteden we aandacht aan het bewaren van digitale vormgevingsarchieven.



Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 2010 21:02
 
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