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Welcome to the website of the MIXED project: Migration to  Intermediate XML for Electronic Data. MIXED is about developing a sustainable format for scholarly research data, so as to preserve and maintain them for future reuse. 

MIXED News

2007-11-02 ODF and CDF

Is ODF optimal for preservation, or should we turn to ... CDF? What the h... is CDF? more...

2007-09-26 MIXED another year to GO

The funder of MIXED, PRIMA, has decided to extend the funding for another year as planned.

2007-09 The ODF alliance

A new organization around ODF (Open Document Format) has emerged, the ODF alliance. The first and foremost intention expressed at their website concerns document preservation. more...

2007-08 MIXED invited to an Open Data Foundation meeting

The Open Data Foundation is concerned with access to statistical data. This fits nicely with MIXED's task to ensure access to tabular data. René van Horik and Kris Klykens will be on expedition to see how we can join forces. more...

2007-07 National archives and Open XML

Look at that: the National Archives want to migrate old documents to a format suitable for preservation, and they chose Open XML! (read more here or on a local copy). This is good news for MIXED!? , more...

2007-06 Element names in M-XML

Shall we choose short element names for the markup of rows and cells? If we do, we save considerable space, more...

2007-06 Choices and tensions in architecture

In MIXED we have an architecture for the software we are going to build, and it is a service oriented architecture (SOA). more...

2007-06 DExT in sight

While we are thinking about SPSS, there is a pilot project DExT in Colchester, England, that also wants to preserve by converting to an intermediate format. more...

2007-04 Choices and tensions in scope

In MIXED we restrict ourselves to tabular data, because we want to preserve research materials. The most well-known carriers of tabular data are spreadsheets and databases. But what about SPSS? more...

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