Xena is a program that can take many file formats and convert them to a (supposedly open-format, long-term stable) XML format. It has been used with DSpace.
In the IU computer science department, Thomas Reichherzer and Geoffrey Brown are working on tools to aid "preservation via emulation".
- Can we eventually store lots of small files (page images) directly in HPSS via the filesystem interface without aggregation, or will it simply take too long to retrieve these files?
- Should we store copies of our metadata in HPSS, or are the regular server backups good enough for this?