Preserving Email, London 29th July: Registration is Open!

Added on 20 June 2011

Registration has just opened for the DPC Members' Briefing day on Preserving Email: Directions and Perspectives in London on 29th July.

Email is arguably the most ubiquitous, inexorable and voluminous manifestation of information technology. It is a defining characteristic of our age and a critical element in all manner of communications and transactions. Industry and commerce depend upon email; families and friendships are sustained by email; government and economies rely upon email; communities are created and strengthened by email.  It is sometimes hard to remember how we functioned before the widespread adoption of email in public and private life. But for all the importance of email and the transactions it supports, it is surprisingly absent from much of the digital preservation literature.  Institutions, organizations and individuals have a considerable investment and in many cases statutory requirements to safeguard large collections of email, so there ought to be a strong body of experience and clear workflows to follow.  So why is there so little detailed advice available? 

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PrestoCentre Training Course 2011

Added on 17 June 2011

As part of its Professional Development Training Series PrestoCentre will be organising a course in "Long-Term Audiovisual Digital Preservation: Strategy, Planning & Tools". To be held in Paris and Bry-sur-Marne, France from 12-16 September 2011. Participants on the course include large audiovisual archives, service providers and technology providers.

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DigCurV Project survey: Digital Preservation Training in Europe

Added on 15 June 2011

Vilnius University Library is carrying out a survey of training opportunities in digital curation and long-term preservation within Europe and internationally as part of the DigCurV (Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe) project. Vilnius University Library would like to find out about the training opportunities available for digital curators in libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage sector and would appreciate your help. By completing an online questionnaire:

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Preserving Email Briefing Day - Registration Opens for Members

Added on 10 June 2011

Members' Registration has just opened for the DPC Members' Briefing day on Preserving Email: Directions and Perspectives in London on 29th July.

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Two new staff join the DPC

Added on 2 June 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce that Angela Dappert and Sharon McMeekin will be joining the DPC as Special Project Officers.

‘People are often surprised to discover that the DPC achieves so much with such a small staff complement,’ explained Richard Ovenden, Chair of the DPC.  ‘Appointing two new staff means a 100% increase in staff and a radical expansion in the benefits we can deliver to members. It’s a really exciting development for the Coalition.’

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Digital Forensics for Preservation: Registration Open for Members

Added on 31 May 2011

Members' Registration has just opened for the DPC Members' Briefing day on Digital Forensics for Preservation in Oxford on 28th June.

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Comments welcome on Draft Oultine of Sound and Vision Report

Added on 27 May 2011

The DPC is seeking comments from members on the Draft Oultine of a proposed technology watch report on the Subject of Preserving Deigital Sound and Vision to be written by Richard Wright of the BBC.  A key requirement of these reports is that they meet the needs of DPC members so all comments are welcome, preferably by 1200 on Thursday 2nd June 2011.  The outline draft of the report on preserving email is also still available online and we thank members who have already commented on it.

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Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Added on 27 May 2011

On 23rd-25th May 2011 the Estonian National Library, Library of Congress and the Educopia Institute hosted a conference to discuss alignment of digital preservation strategies.  120 delegates attended from Europe, North America, Australia and various parts of Asia.  WK attended on behalf of the DPC. 

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EC Digital Preservation Research 2013 onwards

Added on 27 May 2011

The DPC was invited to attend a workshop in Luxembourg at the start of May to help the European Commission establish priorities for digital preservation research from 2013 onwards under the next Framework programme.

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Special offer to DPC members to attend 'ICE' Forum, London 29th June

Added on 20 May 2011

 JISC is encouraging DPC members to attend the ICE - International Curation Education - Forum in London on 29th June.  This event will be to provide an international meeting place for educators, trainers, students and practitioners of digital curation to: discuss, evaluate, swap knowledge, and potentially improve practice around:effective curricula and course design; production of advice and guidance materials (beginner, intermediate and expert); and the creation and use of textbooks and scholarly material. While this event will focus on sharing information about the latest developments in digital curation teaching and training it will also be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the range of resources available to help practitioners improve their curation skills.

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