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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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Web Archiving and the Ghosts of Christmas Past

Added on 4 January 2011

The DPC offices were closed for the Christmas break between lunchtime on 23rd December 2010 and 4th January 2011.  During that time, followers of the DPC on Twitter were sent links to 12 different websites which contained different types of freely available digital resources that in some sense captured the the modern festive season.  This was not intended to be serious: but given the mission of te DPC it will be interesting to find out if these same resources can be accessed again in Christmas 2011. Each link has some claim to lasting value but we are not necessarily advocating that they should be maintained in the same place and in the same format: we invite readers to decide whether they think these are important enough to be saved for posterity.  But each one has some specific technical characteristic so, as a set, they represent different technical and organisational challenges for web archiving - challenges to ensuring that our digitial memory is accessible tomorrow. 

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Happy Christmas from DPC: office closed from 23rd December to 4th January

Added on 23 December 2010

The DPC wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year. Our offices will be closed from lunchtime on 23rd December to 0900 on 4th January. Staff will mostly be offline but may pick up email in the interim.

Although the office is closed, we are going to use this period to draw attention to free online recordings and videos which capture the modern festive season and which form part of a digital legacy which we think future generations will also enjoy. We start with this recording of 'O Magnum mysterium' as composed by Morten Lauridsen in 1994 and performed by the Nordic Chamber Choir in 2008. This exquisite recording is freely available from YouTube (headphones essential):

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UK LOCKSS Alliance joins the DPC

Added on 22 December 2010

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the UK LOCKSS Alliance as its latest associate member.

The UK LOCKSS Alliance is a co-operative organization which ensures continuing access to scholarly work over the long term.  Its focus is on ensuring preservation and continuing access to electronic journals, but has interests and current research work on the preservation of all library collections, thus making it a natural fit within the DPC family.

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation: first stop London 4th February

Added on 21 December 2010

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 first stop on the tour, at the British Library in London on 4th February 2011.  Subsequent months will see us in Glasgow, 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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The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the UK LOCKSS Alliance as its latest associate member

Added on 20 December 2010

The UK LOCKSS Alliance is a co-operative organization which ensures continuing access to scholarly work over the long term. Its focus is on ensuring preservation and continuing access to electronic journals, but has interests and current research work on the preservation of all library collections, thus making it a natural fit within the DPC family.

"We're really pleased to have the UK LOCKSS Alliance as members of the Coalition," explained William Kilbride of the DPC. "They bring a distinctive and considerable degree of technical expertise into the Coalition. It strengthens our connections with academic libraries across the UK as well with the 'LOCKSS - Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe' technology which was developed originally in Stanford University Library."

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New DPC Case Note: Assessing Long-term Access from Short-term Digitization Projects

Added on 14 December 2010

Appropriate and timely examination of the digital preservation plans of digitization projects can have a lasting impact.  Projects may not know or understand the risks they run. Simple assessment can help them identify and address these risks sooner rather than later.

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DPC Releases Call For Proposals for Technology Watch Reports in Digital Preservation

Added on 9 December 2010

The DPC has just released a Call for Proposals to undertake a number of short desk-based research projects and on that basis draft and deliver a set of ‘Technology Watch Reports’ for the Coalition, for completion by December 2011.  A grant of up to 30,000 GBP is available for research that will lead to the production of between five and

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DPC Planning Day, York 17th-18th January 2011

Added on 7 December 2010

The next DPC Planning Day will be held at the Grange Hotel in York on 17th and 18th of January.  The purpose of the day is to consult on and start drafting a new strategic for the Coalition to be adopted from January 2012 and to initiate an evaluation for the period 2009-2012.  The draft agenda is online at: http://www.dpconline.org/events/past-events/dpc-planning-day-2011 [pdf - login required].

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