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Consultancy opportunity for Digital Preservation Expert with UNICEF, New York

18 July 2017

Headquarters Locations: United States of America

Call For Papers: Workshop "After the Digital Revolution", Manchester, 14-15 September 2017

Added on 13 July 2017

How can we improve the preservation and access to born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives?

“there lie in his hoards many records that few now can read, even of the lore-masters, for their scripts and tongues have become dark to later men.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

While we still have letters, manuscripts and other physical documents from the past centuries, we are in danger of losing digital documents created in the last decade. Literary scholars rely on the traces left by writers – from correspondence to drafts – which now take the form of born-digital records. Publishing historians also need access to the records left by publishing companies. Emails and other digital forms of communication have largely replaced letters and memos, and yet, safeguarding digital archives remains an enduring challenge for archivists. Electronic records risk becoming unreadable due to rapidly changing formats and technologies. Even when digital archives are actively preserved, they are often closed to researchers due to data protection and other issues. To paraphrase Tolkien, the scripts and tongues of our digital age risk becoming dark to later men.

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Vacancy for Digital Library Developer at LSE Library

30 July 2017

London, UK

£34,156 to £41,317 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £44,456 pa inclusive

Full-Time

Hydra is now Samvera

Added on 7 July 2017

The Hydra project started in 2008 as a collaborative, community effort to create a common set of tools that could support flexible repository solutions based on the Fedora repository system for managing different collections of digital assets.  The four initial participants - Hull, Virginia, Stanford and Fedora - have seen the community grow to 35 Partners, all making their own contribution to the ongoing development of the software and the community underpinning this.  The open source software can now be deployed according to need; from a set of tools for local customisation (Hyrax), through to turnkey solutions for general (Hyku) and multimedia (Avalon) repositories.

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EARLY BIRD ENDING SOON: Fedora and Hydra/Samvera Camp at Oxford Sept 4-8 2017

Added on 7 July 2017

DuraSpace and Data Curation Experts are pleased to invite you to attend the Fedora and Hydra/Samvera Camp at Oxford University, September 4 - 8, 2017. The camp will be hosted by Oxford University, Oxford, UK and is supported by Jisc.

Training begins with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora or Hydra experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Hydra learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.

Registration is limited to the first 40 applicants so register here soon! An early bird discount is available until July 10.

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DPC Funds Member Attendance at iPRES and PASIG

Added on 5 July 2017

The DPC is pleased to announce 5 members are to receive scholarships to attend iPRES 2017 and PASIG 2017 through its Leadership Programme.

The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training and professional development opportunities. The DPC Leadership Programme offers an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training and development opportunities. Over the course of its lifetime, the DPC Leadership Programme has provided more than 100 grants for members.

The variety of development opportunities offered via the Leadership Programme has been extended in the last 2 years in recognition of the growing maturity of the digital preservation workforce. This is the 2nd time scholarships have been offered to members for the iPRES conference and the 1st for PASIG. The DPC is pleased to be offering 2 grants to PASIG and 3 to iPRES.

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Two Principal Software Engineer vacancies at the British Library

16 July 2017

Boston Spa

£35,750 to £42,000 per annum

Full-Time

Vacancy for a Research Data Specialist with Digital Repository of Ireland

24 July 2017

Dublin, Ireland

€43,300 - €57,599

Full-Time

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