OAIS Review: Deadlines Approaching

Added on 12 December 2016

The deadline for sending submissions on changes in the OAIS standard to the official CCSDS channel ( is 31 december 2016 and is approaching fast. If you in the past added some suggestions for change to the DPC OAIS Community wiki, we would like to draw your attention to the following:

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European Central Bank tender for Digital Archiving and Preservation

Added on 7 December 2016

The European Central Bank (ECB) has issued a tender for the provision of a DAP solution to enable the business to address and mitigate the risks to the authenticity and usability of information and provide the long-term management and preservation of its digital information holdings. The mission of the DAP service is to provide the ECB with the means to safeguard its institutional memory and meet the legal and regulatory requirements in reference to the retention of and public access to its information. The DAP service will be comprised of 2 distinct components, the first being the preservation function and the second being an archive function for the ingested digital unstructured records with a retention period of 15 years and longer. The success factors will be that the ECB is able to maintain access to readable, intelligible, identifiable, retrievable, understandable and authentic information for as long as needed and that the ECB's service level requirements are met.

Find out more and submit proposal.

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Registration Is Open for 'What I Wish I Knew Before I Started' DPC Student Conference 2017

Added on 5 December 2016

The DPC, with support from the University of London, the Archives and Records Association, and the Information and Records Management Society, is pleased to invite students, researchers and new professionals in archives, records management and librarianship to a one-day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation.

This conference will bring a select group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, records managers and librarians to discuss the challenges of digital collections management and digital preservation. The day will open with a consideration of digital preservation basics and a scan of emerging trends in digital preservation. In the afternoon, a group of invited speakers will reflect on ‘what I wish I knew before I started’, or 'what I actually do all day' giving delegates an advantage in their own career development and helping those who frame the curriculum a chance to extend their students' readiness for the workplace. The day will end with a round table session, allowing delegates to ask questions about digital preservation practice and careers.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 – Winners Announced!

Added on 30 November 2016

Leading organisations and practitioners in Digital Preservation came together on 30th November at the Wellcome Collection in London, to celebrate the culmination of the exciting Digital Preservation Awards 2016.

Hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and introduced by the Chair of Judges, Adrian Brown of the Parliamentary Archives, the evening celebrated the achievements of those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining a digital legacy.

In a year which saw the greatest number and quality of nominations received to date, those selected as finalists faced tough competition from entries across Asia, Europe, North America, Australasia and the Middle East making this the most international competition so far.

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The Digital Preservation Awards 2016 is LIVE

Added on 30 November 2016

At 7pm tonight, the Digital Preservation Coalition's quest to find and celebrate the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors comes to an exciting finale with the presentation ceremony for the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards 2016 at the Wellcome Collection in London. 

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The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining a digital legacy, and the ceremony is available to watch live online for those unable to join us in person.

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DAH Scholarships Available for DPASSH 2017

Added on 24 November 2016

The Digital Repository of Ireland, in collaboration with the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD Programme, is offering scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities (DPASSH) conference, which will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton. Priority will be given to current DAH PhD students (although applications will be considered from others), and to those who are submitting an abstract to the conference.

 For more information, go to

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Remember to Register: E-ARK Conference, 6th-8th December, Budapest

Added on 21 November 2016

The E-ARK Project is pleased to invite you to attend their final conference and workshops to be held at the National Archives of Hungary from 6th-8th December 2016. Registration to the conference and accompanying workshops is free but places are strictly limited and selling out fast!

About the Conference

The E-ARK Conference aims to bring together inspiring keynote speakers with presentations on the innovative standards and tools developed by the project. Over the three days attendees will gain a detailed understanding of the practical solutions offered by E-ARK outcomes. On the third day, we will offer delegates who wish to remain in Budapest the opportunity to gain direct hands-on experience of the E-ARK tools and solutions.

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DPC Invites Members to its 14th Annual General Meeting

Added on 9 November 2016

DPC is delighted to invite members to the 14th Annual General Meeting of the DPC which will be held at 16:15 on Tuesday 29th November 2016 in the Livery Room of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists' Hall, 39a Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7JN. The meeting is expected to end at approximately 17:00. Tea and coffee will be available from 16:00. The AGM will be chaired by Laura Mitchell, Chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

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Registration Open for 3D4Ever Conference, Wellcome Collection London, Friday 9th December

Added on 4 November 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Wellcome Trust have joined forces to present a one-day conference on 3D scanning and the preservation of 3D data, taking place at the Wellcome Collection in London on Friday 9th December.

Registration for this event is open now:

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