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National Library of Ireland joins the Coalition

Added on 24 March 2011

The National Library of Ireland is the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition, helping the Library to address the challenges and opportunities associated with long term management of digital collections.

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DPC Leadership Programme offers scholarships to attend DPTP, Glasgow 16-18 May

Added on 18 March 2011

The DPC is pleased to announce that it will be offering five scholarship to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme, this time in Glasgow, 16-18th May 2011.  The deadline for applications is 1200 on Friday 29th April.  All DPC members are entitled to apply although this is the last opportunity for members of RLUK to benefit from the DPC Leadership Programme. 

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Preserving Digital Sound and Vision: Now Fully Booked

Added on 14 March 2011

We're pleased to report that the DPC briefing day on Preserving Digital Sound and Vision is now fully booked.  We've retained a couple of places in order that DPC members who may have missed the announcement can still attend. 

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The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the National Library of Ireland as its latest associate member

Added on 1 March 2011

The National Library of Ireland is the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition, helping the Library to address the challenges and opportunities associated with long term management of digital collections.

'The core mission of the National Library of Ireland (NLI) is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland,' explained Della Murphy, Assistant Keeper at NLI. 'One of our key strategic aims is the development of a digital collections policy with preservation and access infrastructure to match. By putting in place the necessary policy and infrastructure, we will maximise access to our resources, enhance and expand the services we offer, and enable users to work with the Library and Library collections in new and innovative ways.'

'The National Library of Ireland believes that working with partners in the DPC will vitally inform and support the implementation of best practice in relation to policy and infrastructural development in the area of digital preservation.'

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DPC and DigCurV: A new Framework for Vocational Education

Added on 16 February 2011

The DPC is an associate partner of a new EU- sponsored inisitative seeking to build a new framework for vocational education in for digital preservation.  The DigCurV project is a 30 month project that aims to address the availability of vocational education and training needed by curators in the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors to develop the new skills that are essential for the long-term management of digital collections.

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Registration now open for Preserving Digital Art, Directions and Perspectives, London 30th March

Added on 11 February 2011

Emerging tools and services for digital preservation are typically built around the long-term needs of archives, libraries and research centres. The needs of art museums and galleries are surprisingly absent from much of the debate in digital preservation even though these institutions have considerable skills and statutory requirements to safeguard large collections for private and public good. Innovations in contemporary art means that the traditional skills of the conservator need to be supplemented, and in some cases radically changed, to take account of new and sophisticated forms of digital creativity. Moreover its subtle and complex demands means that preservation of digital art offers a practical basis for innovation and assessment of the sorts of tools and services which will be required to ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow.

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Slides from Getting Started in Digital Preservation Now Available

Added on 8 February 2011

Slides from the first 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' event in London on 4th Feb are now available online.  The next event will be in Glasgow on 28th Feb. 

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Preserving Digital Art - 30th March - registration opens next week

Added on 28 January 2011

The DPC will be holding a briefing day on Preserving Digital Art in London on 30th March.  The event is free for members and will include a range of speakers and an extended discussion session. 

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation: 2nd stop Glasgow 28th Feb

Added on 14 January 2011

Following on from the very successful 'Decoding the Digital' conference, the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are undertaking a short programme of digital preservation roadshows across the UK in 2011.  We are delighted to invite you to the second stop on the tour, at Glasgow University on 28th February 2011.  Subsequent months will see us in Cardiff and York.  These events are designed to raise awareness of digital preservation issues, increase involvement with digital preservation activities and sign-post the support and resources available to help you on your way. They provide an introduction to digital preservation, build an understanding of the risks to digital materials, include practical sessions to help you apply digital preservation planning and tools, and feature speakers sharing their own experience of putting digital preservation into practice. 

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DPC comments on DCMS regulations for Electronic Legal Deposit in the UK

Added on 6 January 2011

The DPC has today published a response to the second phase of consultation on electronic legal deposit which was submitted to the Department for Culture Media and Sport at the end of December. It notes the essential relationship between preservation and access.

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