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Registration Open for Preserving Social Media Briefing Day, 27th October, London

Added on 4 October 2016

Mark your calendars, registration is now open for Preserving Social Media: a Briefing Day on 27th October at the Wellcome Collection in London. Attendees should expect a diverse range of topics around the challenges of curating, archiving, and sharing social media data from a panel of speakers who demonstrate the value of this emerging social and historical record.

Spaces are limited so please register to reserve your seat.

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Places still available for DPC 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' Event at the University of Leeds, 31 March 2015

Added on 4 October 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to invite you to join us at a workshop at the University of Leeds, 31 March 2015 which will equip collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills necessary for ‘Getting started in Digital Preservation.’

Places are still available for this day long introduction which 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 Invites all its members to the annual Planning Day, 23rd June in York

Added on 3 October 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition cordially invites members to its annual planning day which will be held in York on the 23rd and 24th June 2014. Full members (board directors) are invited to join on the evening of the 23rd June for an informal board meeting followed by dinner while all other members – personal members, associates and allied organisations – are invited to join on the morning of the 24th June.  At least one representative is welcome from each member and more can be accommodated as required.

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PREMIS and METS Event - Slides now available

Added on 3 October 2016

Slides from our PREMIS and METS event at the Pullman Hotel in London on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 are now available online.  Thank you to our speakers for sharing an insight into this important subject and to our attendees for some engaging discussion and debate, making the day a resounding success.

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Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Preservation: New report released to DPC members

Added on 30 September 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to offer its members a preview of the latest DPC Technology Watch Report ‘Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation by Andrew Charlesworth of the University of Bristol.

‘While a number of legal issues colour contemporary approaches to, and practices of, digital preservation, it is arguable that intellectual property law, represented principally by copyright and its related rights, has been by far the most dominant, and often intractable, influence,’ explained Andrew Charlesworth. 

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Links that Last, Cambridge 19th July 2012: Registration now open

Added on 30 September 2016

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.

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DPC invitation to 'Curation in the Cloud' - London 7-8th March

Added on 30 September 2016

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. 

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Information Directorate at the University of York joins the DPC

Added on 30 September 2016

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.'

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IPR and Digital Preservation: outline now published for members

Added on 30 September 2016

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.

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The Future of File Format Identification: PRONOM and DROID User Consultation, London 28th November

Added on 30 September 2016

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,

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