FW: First set of format descriptions for ODF

Francis Cave francis at franciscave.com
Fri Oct 2 17:04:13 CEST 2015

Dear members of SC 34/WG 6


I have received the message below from Caroline Arms, a contractor working
for the Library of Congress whose brief is to report on the "sustainability"
of office document file formats. If this interests you, please feel free to
respond directly, using the Contact link provided below.


Kind regards,


Francis Cave





From: Arms, Caroline
Sent: 24 September 2015 15:23
Subject: First set of format descriptions for ODF


The first batch of format descriptions for ODF has just gone into
production:  one for the ODF family as a whole, two for different versions
of the package format (1.1 and 1.2), and two for the corresponding versions
for .odt.


http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000247.shtml  is the one
for the family, from which you can navigate to the others.


Feel free to share it with WG6 and other knowledgeable folks and encourage
them to let us know if there are errors or significant omissions.  Please
remind people that the list of formats [
http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/browse_list.shtml ] for which
we have produced descriptions is not a list of recommended formats, but a
list of formats that are likely to be found in library collections,
particularly libraries that collect unpublished materials, including
"papers" of significant individuals or organizations (which now typically
get delivered as or accompanied by files on disks many years after the files
were created).  The primary audience is people faced with the challenge of
preserving for the long term content that they didn't create.  


The ODF spreadsheet formats for ODF 1.1 and 1.2 will be next, but with no
firm commitment on timing.


Should you wish to comment on these format descriptions, you should use the
Contact link [
http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/contact_format.shtml ] that
appears on every page on the site.


Caroline Arms

Library of Congress Contractor

Co-compiler of Sustainability of Digital Formats resource


** Views expressed are personal and not necessarily those of the institution


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