The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce that registration is now open for 'Links That Last: Linked Data, Persistent Identifiers and Digital Preservation', a DPC briefing day at Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge on 19th July 2012.
This briefing day will introduce the topics of persistent identifiers and linked data, discussing the practical implications of both approaches to digital preservation. It will consider the viability of services that offer persistent identifiers and what these offer in the context of preservation; it will review recent developments in linked data, considering how such data sets might be preserved; and by introducing these two parallel topics it will go on to consider whether both approaches can feasibly be linked to create a new class of robust linked data. Based on commentary and case studies from leaders in the field, participants will be encouraged to consider practical implications for their own work and new directions for research and development in the field.
DPC is delighted to extend an invitation from JISc so that members can attend the 'Curation in the Cloud' workshop in London 7-8th March. This event will assess the potential and practicalities of using cloud-based solutions for the long-term preservation of digital materials, focusing particularly on data that originates from research or that supports research processes.
The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Information Directorate of the University of York as its newest member.
'Accessing and preserving digital information is one of the great challenges of the 21st century,' explained Chris Webb of the University of York. 'We recognise the importance and scale of the challenge, and we're pleased to join the DPC, which is a key partnership that enables these difficult areas to be tackled for the benefit of all.'
The DPC, Neil Beagrie and Andrew Charlesworth are pleased to announce that the finished outline for a new Technology Watch Report on intellectual property rights and digital preservation is now available for DPC members. In order to make sure that the report meets with members' needs, the outline has already been subject to wide consultation - firstly via a direct survey of members' needs then subsequently by inviting comments on a draft outline.
The Future of File Format Identification: PRONOM and DROID User Consultation
The National Archives, Kew, London, 28.11.2011
The National Archives is proposing to launch a new phase of development of its DROID tool, and is seeking to engage with various user groups and stakeholders from the digital preservation community, government and the wider archives sector communities to help inform and discuss potential developments and user needs. As part of this process,
The DPC board has approved a new Task Force to review short courses and career development opportunities in digital preservation.
The DPC strategic plan includes a high level objective to support members’ workforces through the provision of specialised training. Recognising the costs of provision and the very great range of expertise required, in 2009 the DPC established a ‘Leadership Programme’ which offered scholarships in order that members could send staff to attend training courses offered by third party providers. Since then, the DPC has made available 24 scholarships to attend ULCC’s Digital Preservation Training Programme, 3 scholarships to attend UKDA’s How to set up and run a data centreand 38 scholarships to attend the British Library’s Digital Preservation the Planets Way. To date this has cost the Coalition just over £14,000 and an allocation of £10,000 is available in financial year 2011-12.
DPC members are invited to share their views on intellectual property rights in digital preservation. In preparation for the forthcoming DPC Technology Watch Report on Intellectual Property Rights for Preservation, Andrew Charlesworth of Bristol University has issued a survey and questionnaire to help identify key issues and challenges which members face when dealing with intellectual property rights. The report is intended to provide authoritative guidance to support policy and processes in preservation services. This is a large topic and Andrew is keen to ensure that the report accessible and relevant to member needs. Your views are welcomed, especially if they can be delivered by the 15th August.
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