National Library of Australia Staff Papers, 2008

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Defining File Format Obsolescence: A Risky Journey

David Pearson, Colin Webb


An article by David Pearson and Colin Webb. This paper talks about the nature of file format obsolescence and a series of prototype questions designed by the National Library as a benchmark to help assess file format obsolescence. The article was published in the International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 3, No 1 (2008). or file 76-298-1PB[1]

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