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University of Bern, Switzerland becomes newest international member of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

By Super User | Added on 24 August 2016

This month the Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Bern, Switzerland as its newest associate member.

The University Library of Bern currently provides books and journals in print and electronic format as well as access to subject-specific databases. The team at Bern also aims to open its archive to the university community, incorporating access to more complex objects and formats in the digital editions it holds.

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DRI publishes guidelines for ISAD(G) and Encoded Archival Description

By Super User | Added on 24 August 2016

ead-isadg-guidelines-coverThe DRI is very pleased to launch its newest set of guidelines EAD, ISAD(G) and the Digital Repository of Ireland. These are the latest in a series of metadata guidelines which currently includes Dublin Core, Qualified Dublin Core and MODS. The guidelines aim to provide accessible, straightforward instructions on creating metadata which is compatible with the DRI, as well as conforming to the relevant metadata standards.

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DPC Offers Scholarships to Members for DPTP Training Courses

By Super User | Added on 23 August 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer four scholarships to its members to attend upcoming DPTP training courses from the DART team at ULCC. Two scholarships are offered to attend the DPTP: Digitisation course on 27th September 2016 and two to attend the DPTP: Web Archiving 101 course on 17th October 2016, both to be held at Senate House, University of London, London.

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A New Course in the DPTP Programme - DPTP: Digitisation – from project management to access

By Super User | Added on 19 August 2016

The University of London DART team are delighted to be opening bookings for the first course in the new DPTP programme. This is a one-day course, ‘DPTP: Digitisation – from project management to access‘, and it will be held in Senate House, London, on 27th September 2016.

The course will cover the basics of digitisation, from the initial planning through project management to protecting and preserving the resulting digital assets for the long term. It explores preparation, project management, equipment/outsourcing, workflows and policies. It will also look at metadata, copyright and licensing, and managing access to the digitised content.

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Collections as Data Symposium - Library of Congress 27 September

By Super User | Added on 16 August 2016

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Learn How Researchers and Librarians Use Collections as Data at Library of Congress - Free and Open to the Public

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Universitatsbibliothek Bern joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

The DPC is delighted to welcome the University of Bern, Switzerland as its newest associate member.

The University Library of Bern currently provides books and journals in print and electronic format as well as access to subject-specific databases. The team at Bern also aims to open its archive to the university community, incorporating access to more complex objects and formats in the digital editions it holds.

Marion Prudlo, the University of Bern’s Head of E-Library Service Centre explains why the University chose to join the Coalition. “Joining the DPC will move us forward another step towards our goal of providing a trustworthy preservation infrastructure to the university community in Bern. We are looking forward furthering our own knowledge, but to also engaging more with the digital preservation community at large.”

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Call for papers on Digital Preservation for Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues

By Super User | Added on 21 July 2016

Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues invites submissions for a themed issue on Digital Preservation.

The scale and diversity of digital collections in national memory institutions has grown immensely over the past decades. The challenges of maintaining and preserving these collections for future generations have been recognized and addressed in various forms, and solution maturity at an international level is diverse. To reflect this diversity and share experiences across the international stage, Alexandria is seeking articles on practical implementation models for digital preservation, staffing and embedding digital preservation expertise, holistic and sustainable solutions, and the implications of local, national and collaborative strategies.

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Digital Preservation Coalition open for international membership

By Super User | Added on 18 July 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition is a not-for-profit membership agency which provides training, advocacy, capacity-building and partnerships in digital preservation, helping our members ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow.

It's a global endeavour. So from 1st August 2016 we will encourage and approve well-founded applications to join the Coalition as full or associate members from around the World.

Until now, members have primarily been based in the UK and Ireland. Our membership has grown considerably in recent years and our existence is a practical manifestation of collaboration.  The DPC is outward-looking and established on a robust foundation.

We're making this change because we recognise the growing need for international co-operation, partnerships and interaction.

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