The first prototype service from the Registries of Good Practice Project is now available, here:

This first experiment has focussed on bringing together the proceedings of the iPRES Conference series. We're hoping this will make it much easier to find and build on the digital preservation research and practice from the twenty-year history of iPRES.

If you're interested in what it took to put this together, there's an in-depth technical post on how the metadata was brought together and another on the design of the two ways we've tried to make this data more accessible.

The next step is to look at some of the different options and ideas for how iPRES Proceedings could be handled in the future. There's a lot of complexity and context that needs to be understood, so we're not expecting to be able to knock up rock-solid recommendations in short order. This will be an ongoing conversation through the lifetime of this project and, hopefully, beyond.

If you want to discuss these ideas, you can attend the online meetings of the Preservation Registries Special Interest Group -- note that you'll need to join the mailing list if you want to join the calls.

Alternatively, if anyone wants to talk to me one-on-one about any of these issues, you should feel free to book some time with me for a dedicated call. We're also hoping to attend iPRES 2024 so that should provide another venue to explore these ideas. It would be great to see you there.

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