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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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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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