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Notes from POCOS Preserving Software Art Symposium (Glasgow, October 11-12) now available

Added on 13 October 2011

Informal notes from the 'POCOS' 'Preserving Software Art Symposium' are now available online for DPC members. 

JISC is funding Portsmouth University and partners to host a series of seminars and reports on the preservation of ‘complex objects’. This ‘POCOS’ project hosted an event on visualisation and simulation in London in June and the second meeting, on the preservation of software art took place in Glasgow between 11th and 12th October.  A third and final event on gaming will be held in 2012. 

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DPC offers Scholarships to attend Digital Preservation Training Programme in November

Added on 12 October 2011

The DPC is pleased to announce that it will be offering three scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme, in London, 14-16th November 2011.  The deadline for applications is 1200 on Friday 28th October.  All DPC members are entitled to apply . 

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Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Preservation, Bristol 21 Nov: member registration now open

Added on 30 September 2011

Pre-Registration is now open 'Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Preservation', a briefing day sponsored jointly by the Digital Preservation Coalition and JISC Digital Media, in Bristol on 21 November 2011.

Digital preservation helps to deliver lasting impact from highly prized and valuable digital resources. This is often understood as a technical challenge but experience shows that a poor fit between technology, processes and regulations constrains preservation actions and significantly inhibit the benefits which long-term access ought to deliver. Operating within a complicated and evolving legal and regulatory landscape, the digital preservation community needs a clear understanding of what it is permitted to do and what risks might inhere within technical processes like format shifting, migration, bit replication and emulation. Foremost among these challenges is the management, protection and evolution of intellectual property rights. It has long been recognised that digital rights management and encryption present a barrier to preserving content. But intellectual property rights do not just impact on the contents of archives but applies also to the containers, wrappers and formats which make the contents accessible.

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DCC Research Data Management Roadshow: Brighton 4-6th October

Added on 26 September 2011

Places are still available at the 5th Digital Curation Centre Roadshow.  It is being organised in conjunction with the University of Sussex Library. It will take place over 4 - 6 October 2011 at the University of Sussex Conference Centre, Brighton. http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/data-management-roadshows/dcc-roadshow-brighton

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Deadline extended for grants to attend UKDA training course

Added on 21 September 2011

The deadline for applications for grants to attend the UK Data Archive's popular 'How to run a Data Centre: the Challenges of Social Science Data' has been extended to 7th October 2011. 

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University of Leeds joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 19 September 2011

The University of Leeds has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition.

'Over the last few years our digital collections have grown and diversified', explained Bo Middleton of the University Library. ' They represent a considerable investment and we must move to protect these assets through active preservation.'

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The Digital Preservation welcomes Leeds University as its latest associate member

Added on 16 September 2011

The University of Leeds has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition.

'Over the last few years our digital collections have grown and diversified', explained Bo Middleton of the University Library. ' They represent a considerable investment and we must move to protect these assets through active preservation.'

'We have joined the DPC because we want to be active participants in discussions of key digital preservation issues. We also recognise the benefits that will accrue from access to world class research. We are delighted to become members of the key forum for the digital preservation community which is working to develop policies and encourage the adoption of best practice.'

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DPC Responds to EU Science Policy Consultation

Added on 8 September 2011

The DPC has today responded to a new policy consultation from the EU regarding preservation and access to scientific information.

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DPC Prospectus 2011-12 released

Added on 5 September 2011

The DPC has today released its prospectus of activities for 2011 and 2012.  The prospectus explain the work of the Coalition and the benefits of membership for the 12 months ahead.  It outlines the specialist working parties, expert events and publications that members will get priority access to over the period, including:

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