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9 December 2010 - Suitability of JPEG2000 for preservation, help us do some further work

Following on from Johan van der Knijff's guest post on the Wellcome Library JP2K blog we were interested in following up issues that Johan raised. Specifically, we were wondering if we could compare the suitability of just one part of JPEG2000 - the JP2 format - for long term preservation against the two sets of criteria that Johan mentioned. Follow the link to the Google Docs template and help us identify preservation issues with the JP2 format.

29 November 2010 - Wellcome Library ITT for Workflow Trackign System

If you’ve been reading the Wellcome Library blog regularly you’ll know about how the Library plans to transform itself into a groundbreaking digital resource, allowing access to much of the Library’s material in digital form.

As part of this program we’ve just released an ITT for a Workflow Tracking System (WTS). We’re looking for a system that will track and manage the processes around creating digital content – whether that content is digitised by us, digitised externally or born digital archival material- and automating that activity as much as possible.

Within the Library, staff who want to add content to our Digital Library will do so using the Workflow Tracking System. This means using the WTS to record that all digital content, e.g. digitised books or archival collections, has been created correctly, has had its descriptive metadata attached, is converted to JPEG2000 (or some other appropriate format) and is ingested into our digital object repository. The WTS will also create metadata encoding and transmission standard (METS) files. These will be used by the front end system to deliver digital content to our users.

Expressed simply, the WTS will play a critical central role in ensuring that all digital content that is destined for our Digital Library is created, quality controlled and ingested accurately and efficiently into the Library’s repository.

27 August 2010 - JPEG 2000 for the practitioner - a one-day seminar

*A few places still available*
*Draft programme*

A free seminar to explore and examine the use of JPEG 2000 in the cultural heritage industry will be held at the Wellcome Trust. The seminar will include specific case studies of JPEG 2000 use. It will explain technical issues that have an impact on practical implementation of the format, and explore the context of how and why organisations may choose to use JPEG 2000. Although the seminar will have an emphasis on digitisation and digital libraries, the papers will be relevent to a range of research and creative industries. Places are limited to 80 attendees. Papers will be made available online after the event.

Tuesday 16 November 2010
9am - 5pm
Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London, UK

This seminar is hosted by the JPEG 2000 Implementation Working Group ( and the Wellcome Library (

Contributors: please submit the title and a brief abstract of your proposed paper and a bio of the speaker/s to||wahsneh.c by October 4, 2010.

Delegates: if you would like to attend please email your name and the name of your institution to||wahsneh.c by 1 November, 2010.

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