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Here's a collection of articles related to the File Format problem, this project, or education about the type of endeavor this sort of project entails.
- Open letter to Microsoft on specs for obsolete file formats by Chris Rusbridge.
- The PowerPoint 4.0 adventure: what did I learn? by Chris Rusbridge.
- Cleaning up the "Formats through Time" mess by David Rosenthal.
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by David Rosenthal
- Importing data is hard by Skud
- The Format Registry Problem by Gary McGath
- Files that Last: Digital Preservation for Everygeek by Gary McGath
- XFER STN FAQ by New Museum of Contemporary Art (info on their project to preserve artists' multimedia from archaic formats)
- Solving Problems and Saving Bits: An Interview with Jason Scott by Jefferson Bailey, for the Library of Congress blog
- The Mother of All Disruptions by Venkat (what he calls "soft technology" corresponds pretty well with what's called "file format" here)
- Disappearing Digital World by Rebecca E. “Becky” Briggs
- Process starts to select open standards for government documents (UK)
- Jason Scott speech at DISH 2013 (video)
- Genesis of a file format by Ross Spencer
- Digital failures are inevitable, but we need them to be graceful by Cory Doctorow
- The minimal principle: because being an open standard is not enough. by Bernhard Reiter
- What is the difference between text, data and code? by Björn Brembs
- Philosophy of Data Organization by Famicoman
- Saving old software from extinction in the age of cloud computing by Ron Amadeo
- What is a file format? (Discussion)
- Warning of data ticking time bomb (BBC News, 2007)
- Dark Archives by Tim Maly
- Nestor guidelines for preservation planning
- On File Formats, Very Briefly by Paul Ford
- Analysing File Formats in Web Archives in UK Web Archive Blog
- The Trouble With Tech or Why You Should Print Your Photos Else Risk Losing Them Forever
- Will You Be Able to Read this Article in 1,000 Years?
- Digital Preservation Handbook
- A Digital Dark Ages? Challenges in the Preservation of Electronic Information, by Terry Kuny (1997)
- What is the chemistry of digital preservation?, by Bertram Lyons (2016)
- National Digital Library of Finland file format guide
- How Not to Build a Digital Archive: Lessons from the Dark Side of the Force
- From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)
- Preservation of electronic information: a bibliography (1997)