**Apologies for cross posting**
We are delighted to announce the third Team Digital Preservation adventure,
Team Digital Preservation and the Deadly Cryptic Conundrum, is now ready for
viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yun9hkPPF9M
Team Chaos have struck again! But do not fear, Team Digital Preservation are
on hand, in what could be their funniest adventure yet.
Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto
(formerly Director of HATII at the University of Glasgow), said, 'it was a
tremendous opportunity to work with the CASPAR team and its Principal
Investigator, Dr David Giaretta on developing this animation. As we have
shown in earlier animations the medium of animation provides a positive way
to introduce complex topics related to preservation. Here the concept of
representation information and the registry and repository of representation
information (RRORI) both created by CASPAR and the DCC form the central
element of this adventure.'
Dr David Giaretta, Principal Investigator on CASPAR (Cultural, Artistic and
Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval) and Associate
Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) commented, 'representation
information and the registry and repository of representation information
(RRORI) respond to a core need in the digital curation and preservation
communities for ensuring the long term understandability and usability of
data. While the presentation of these concepts in this animation hides the
complexity of many of the issues, it demonstrates the power and central
significance of RRORI and the underlying concept of representation information.'
WePreserve is committed to raise awareness about digital preservation issues
among the widest possible audience and to breaking down barriers to access.
We believe these light hearted cartoons encapsulate complex digital
preservation issues and problems introducing and explaining them to the
general public in a funny and easy to follow plot.
Please feel free to make use of these animations as part of your own work to
raise awareness and understanding about digital preservation.
Future animations will be released on our You Tube Channel at
To learn more about WePreserve please go to http://www.wepreserve.eu/