The Digital Preservation Awards 2016 is LIVE

Added on 30 November 2016

At 7pm tonight, the Digital Preservation Coalition's quest to find and celebrate the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors comes to an exciting finale with the presentation ceremony for the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards 2016 at the Wellcome Collection in London. 

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The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining a digital legacy, and the ceremony is available to watch live online for those unable to join us in person.

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DAH Scholarships Available for DPASSH 2017

Added on 24 November 2016

The Digital Repository of Ireland, in collaboration with the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD Programme, is offering scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities (DPASSH) conference, which will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton. Priority will be given to current DAH PhD students (although applications will be considered from others), and to those who are submitting an abstract to the conference.

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Remember to Register: E-ARK Conference, 6th-8th December, Budapest

Added on 21 November 2016

The E-ARK Project is pleased to invite you to attend their final conference and workshops to be held at the National Archives of Hungary from 6th-8th December 2016. Registration to the conference and accompanying workshops is free but places are strictly limited and selling out fast!

About the Conference

The E-ARK Conference aims to bring together inspiring keynote speakers with presentations on the innovative standards and tools developed by the project. Over the three days attendees will gain a detailed understanding of the practical solutions offered by E-ARK outcomes. On the third day, we will offer delegates who wish to remain in Budapest the opportunity to gain direct hands-on experience of the E-ARK tools and solutions.

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DPC Invites Members to its 14th Annual General Meeting

Added on 9 November 2016

DPC is delighted to invite members to the 14th Annual General Meeting of the DPC which will be held at 16:15 on Tuesday 29th November 2016 in the Livery Room of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists' Hall, 39a Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7JN. The meeting is expected to end at approximately 17:00. Tea and coffee will be available from 16:00. The AGM will be chaired by Laura Mitchell, Chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

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Registration Open for 3D4Ever Conference, Wellcome Collection London, Friday 9th December

Added on 4 November 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Wellcome Trust have joined forces to present a one-day conference on 3D scanning and the preservation of 3D data, taking place at the Wellcome Collection in London on Friday 9th December.

Registration for this event is open now:

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Registration Open for Getting Started with Digital Preservation Workshop in Aberystwyth, 14th December 2016

Added on 3 November 2016

The DPC is pleased to announce that registration is open for the final ‘Getting Started with Digital Preservation’ workshop for 2016, hosted by the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth on 14th December 2016.

About ‘Getting Started….’

This day long introduction assumes no prior knowledge except a willingness to engage with digital preservation. Through a series of presentations, case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to apply techniques of assessment, risk management and planning to help secure their digital collections.

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Mellon Foundation and Digital Preservation Coalition Sponsor Formation of Task Force for Email Archives

Added on 1 November 2016

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives. The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward these critical historical sources. Christopher Prom, assistant university archivist/Andrew S. G. Turyn Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Murray, IT specialist in the Technology Policy Directorate at the Library of Congress, will serve as cochairs of the task force.

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Academic Preservation Trust Joins the DPC

Added on 27 October 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is very pleased to welcome the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) as its newest associate member. Based in the USA at the University of Virginia, the APTrust is a 16-member consortium of American research university libraries committed to the creation and management of a sustainable environment for digital preservation.

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DRI and Sussex Humanities Lab collaborate on DPASSH 2017

Added on 18 October 2016

The Sussex Humanities Lab and the Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to announce that the second Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities conference will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton.

The CFP has now been released, the submission deadline is midnight Sunday 11 December 2016 (GMT)

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Four DPC Members Receive Scholarships to Attend iPRES 2016

Added on 5 October 2016

DPC Staff and Scholarship Recipients at iPRES 2016

Four DPC members have received scholarships from the Coalition's Leadership Programme to attend iPRES 2016.

The DPC Leadership programme offers regular scholarships to support member's training and professional development. The scheme has been extended in 2016 to include conference attendance in addition to training courses. This change comes in response the growing maturity of the digital preservation field and the clearly identified needs of members for development opportunities beyond introductory training. In addition to the regular calls, DPC members are welcome to nominate new training and development opportunities for inclusion in the Leadership Programme by getting in touch with the Head of Training and Skills, Sharon McMeekin (sharon.mcmeekin[at] 

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