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Registration Open for Getting Started with Digital Preservation Workshop in Aberystwyth, 14th December 2016

Added on 3 November 2016

The DPC is pleased to announce that registration is open for the final ‘Getting Started with Digital Preservation’ workshop for 2016, hosted by the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth on 14th December 2016.

About ‘Getting Started….’

This day long introduction assumes no prior knowledge except a willingness to engage with digital preservation. Through a series of presentations, case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to apply techniques of assessment, risk management and planning to help secure their digital collections.

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Mellon Foundation and Digital Preservation Coalition Sponsor Formation of Task Force for Email Archives

Added on 1 November 2016

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives. The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward these critical historical sources. Christopher Prom, assistant university archivist/Andrew S. G. Turyn Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Murray, IT specialist in the Technology Policy Directorate at the Library of Congress, will serve as cochairs of the task force.

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Academic Preservation Trust Joins the DPC

Added on 27 October 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is very pleased to welcome the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) as its newest associate member. Based in the USA at the University of Virginia, the APTrust is a 16-member consortium of American research university libraries committed to the creation and management of a sustainable environment for digital preservation.

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DRI and Sussex Humanities Lab collaborate on DPASSH 2017

Added on 18 October 2016

The Sussex Humanities Lab and the Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to announce that the second Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities conference will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton.

The CFP has now been released, the submission deadline is midnight Sunday 11 December 2016 (GMT)

  • Website: http://www.dpassh.org/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/DPASSHConf
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Four DPC Members Receive Scholarships to Attend iPRES 2016

Added on 5 October 2016

Four DPC members have received scholarships from the Coalition's Leadership Programme to attend iPRES 2016.

The DPC Leadership programme offers regular scholarships to support member's training and professional development. The scheme has been extended in 2016 to include conference attendance in addition to training courses. This change comes in response the growing maturity of the digital preservation field and the clearly identified needs of members for development opportunities beyond introductory training. In addition to the regular calls, DPC members are welcome to nominate new training and development opportunities for inclusion in the Leadership Programme by getting in touch with the Head of Training and Skills, Sharon McMeekin (sharon.mcmeekin[at]dpconline.org). 

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Webinar session from 'Preserve Better: Accreditation and Certification for Digital Archives and Digital Repositories,' 25th May - sign up now

Added on 4 October 2016

Next week's webinar session will be broadcast live from our DPC Briefing Day 'Preserve Better: Accreditation and Certification for Digital Archives and Digital Repositories' in London, on 25th May.

The session will follow the introductory session with William Kilbride and will provide an overview of accreditation and certification for archives, in particular trust, certification and digital preservation.

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Registration now open for iPRES 2016

Added on 4 October 2016

iPRES 2016, 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation, Bern - Switzerland, October 3-6, 2016

Online registration for iPRES 2016 is now open - click now to sign up and benefit from early bird rates by registering before 1st August 2016.

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Registration Open for 'Getting Started with Digital Preservation', 9th June, Loughborough

Added on 4 October 2016

The DPC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its ‘Getting Started with Digital Preservation’ roadshow in Loughborough on 9th June, hosted by the University of Loughborough.

About ‘Getting Started….’

This day long introduction assumes no prior knowledge except a willingness to engage with digital preservation. Through a series of presentations, case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to apply techniques of assessment, risk management and planning to help secure their digital collections.

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DPC and NCDD Webinar, 20th April: Bentley Historical Library's 'ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration'

Added on 4 October 2016

The next in the series of DPC and NCDD webinars will be held on Wednesday 20th April at 2-3pm, and will be presented by Max Eckard, Michael Shallcross and Dallas Pillen of the Bentley Historical Library, Michigan.

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Help The National Archives develop services for academics and researchers

Added on 4 October 2016

The National Archives are running an online survey to find out more about the needs of academics and researchers, the ways in which they might work more closely with the academic and scholarly communities, and to help inform the development of services.

If you are an academic, early career researcher, postgraduate student or independent researcher, The National Archives would like to hear from you. The survey takes around 10-15 minutes to complete and will cover, amongst other things:

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