In this section
Thursday, 12 July 2012 16:37
The DPC, with assistance of colleagues in the Digital Curation Centre, is delighted to announce that the outline of a new report 'Preserving Computer-Aided Design' has now been released to members. This report, which will be written by Alex Ball of UKOLN and the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Bath will provide a guide to current developments, practical and emerging issues which organisations are facing in preserving computer-aided design (CAD) models. CAD plays an important role in both engineering and architecture hence such issues are of key importance not only to industry in general, but also for example to academics working with large-scale facilities and instruments. Researchers in archaeology are increasingly using CAD models to document excavated sites, and are thus producing unreproducible CAD models of lasting historical significance that need to be preserved. The report is intended for general publication by March 2013 but will be available as a preview to DPC members before that.