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Digital preservation community celebrates inaugural International Digital Preservation Day

Added on 30 November 2017

30th November 2017 marks the very first International Digital Preservation Day. Designed to raise awareness of digital preservation and to link a large, growing and widely dispersed digital preservation community, the day will bring together individuals and institutions from across the world, celebrating and profiling our work.

Digital materials are a core commodity for industry, commerce and government. They are fundamental for research, the law and medicine. The creative industries, cultural heritage and the media depend on reliable access to digital materials, while families and friends extend and sustain their relationships through digital interactions. 

Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks around the world, International Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy. 

" International Digital Preservation Day is a fantastic opportunity to create a greater awareness of digital preservation and to celebrate all the great things we can do with data thanks to our continual efforts to preserve it,” explains Head of Advocacy and Communications for the DPC, Sarah Middleton. "Ultimately, we'd like that to translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, and personal good practice."

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DPC Announces Scholarship for Audio-visual Archiving Winter School

Added on 29 November 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer one scholarship to its members to enable them to enable them to attend the 2018 Winter School for Audio-visual Archiving.

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The University of East Anglia becomes the Digital Preservation Coalition’s newest member

Added on 29 November 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the University of East Anglia (UEA) as its newest Associate Member today.

Through its teaching and research activities, the University of East Anglia (UEA) creates and collects a wide range of digital content, much of which needs to remain accessible and usable over time. The driver for the University of East Anglia joining as a Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Associate at this time is for its Archives to develop better workflows and infrastructure to ingest ‘born digital’ material within its literary archive collections.

The University has a number of archives, such as the University Archives, the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW) and the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA), which are each engaged in digitisation and are beginning to collect born digital content. Steps are already in place to transfer and secure the files, but we wish to develop a more robust strategy for dealing with this content.

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Bacardi-Martini joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 29 November 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce Bacardi-Martini Ltd as its second new Associate Member today.

Bacardi is an international company consisting of several well-known drinks brands including Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire and Dewar’s, with a dispersed archival system across the UK, Europe and the United States. The company’s core business and brand records are increasingly born digital, and as these will need to be archived for the future, Bacardi is taking steps to ensure their long-term survival.

Global Archives Manager Jacqui Seargeant said, “Bacardi is delighted to be joining the DPC at this important time in our digital archive development. The DPC brings together a wide variety of organisations for the benefit of digital preservation and we believe that this expertise and experience will be a great addition to our own knowledge.”

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Vacancy for Deputy Data Librarian at the University of Edinburgh

11 December 2017

Edinburgh

£39,992 to £47,722 per annum

Vacancy for Head of Information Services at the British Museum

4 December 2017

London, UK

£61,454 - £74,902 per annum

Full-Time


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