Thursday, September 2, 2010
DigiMan and the PLANETS Testbed
Hot dongle! I don't know how I missed it, but the tireless crew at Digital Preservation Europe created yet another entertaining animated short film highlighting their work. Team Digital Preservation and the PLANETS Testbed highlights the six steps that users of the PLANETS Testbed follow when testing potential digital preservation tools.
The PLANETS Testbed is accessible to anyone with an interest in digital preservation; all you have to do is register for a free account. I've never had the chance to play around with it, but Chris Prom posted a detailed review over at Practical E-Records and I'm really intrigued by it; sadly, I don't have much time for pure research these days.
The PLANETS project, which was funded by the European Union, wrapped up a few months ago, so we might not get to see any more of Digi-Man's adventures. However, all of the Team Digital Preservation videos remain available via YouTube, and they're a great resource for anyone who needs to convey the challenges of digital preservation to non-technical people.