Case Study: a National Archive Moves to ODF

“The National Archives of Australia has announced that it will move its digital archives program to software that supports the ODF. The significance of this example is that the NAA gathers in materials from multiple sources, in many different formats, which will need to be converted to ODF compliance for long term archival storage. The NAA’s decision provides a new and distinct case study for those considering a move to ODF. Unlike Mass. or Bristol, the NAA will deal almost exclusively with documents created elsewhere. As a result, it provides a ‘worst possible case‘ to test whether operating an ODF environment in a world that uses multiple non-ODF compliant formats is practical.”


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