University of Kent Library becomes the DPC’s latest Associate Member

Added on 18 April 2017

The University of Kent’s Templeman Library has become the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition, making it the twenty-fifth University to do so.

The library’s digital preservation activities focus on digitised and born-digital collections curated by Information Services on behalf of the University. These include research data sets, research outputs, and archive material cared for by Special Collections & Archives, as well as images created by the Digital Imaging team services, and associated metadata held within digital files and within catalogues/databases.

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Two Scholarships Announced for Web Archiving Week

Added on 13 April 2017

Deadline extended to 3rd May 2017.

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two scholarships to its members to help them attend the Web Archiving Week to be held in London, 12th-16th June 2017. These scholarships are aimed at early-career professionals who have passed beyond the need for introductory training but do not have ready access to further development opportunities and for whom the cost of travel and accommodation to London would be a barrier. The scholarships include conference fees and a contribution towards travel and subsistence.

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Call for Participation: Archives Unleashed 4.0 - Web Archive Datathon

Added on 13 April 2017

The British Library, June 11 – 13, 2017   

Travel grants will be available for US-based graduate students.

Applications for all attendees are due 17th April 2017

Call for Participation from the organisers of Archives Unleashed 4.0 - Web Archive Datathon

This event is the fourth workshop in the Archives Unleashed series. Each event is a standalone datathon aimed at building the Web Archiving community and providing a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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DPC welcomes MirrorWeb as its newest Commercial Supporter

Added on 13 April 2017

MirrorWebLogo BlueThe Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce that cloud-based web and social media archiving solution provider MirrorWeb is the latest addition to its new Commercial Supporter programme.

MirrorWeb’s archiving technology is used to help organisations create useable archives of all electronic communications, and robust web content monitoring tools ensure that partner approved content remains compliant with digital communications regulations at all times.

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Job opportunity: Digital Preservation Manager, National Library of New Zealand

5 May 2017

Wellington, New Zealand

$99,303 - $134,350


UK National Commission for UNESCO launches Policy Brief on UNESCO’s Recommendation on Documentary Heritage

Added on 6 April 2017

UK organisations involved with the identification, preservation and promotion of documentary heritage should use UNESCO’s 2015 Recommendation on Protecting Documentary Heritage as a valuable advocacy and communications tool, a Policy Brief launched at the British Library this week suggests.

The UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, Access to, Documentary Heritage in the Digital Era was agreed at the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris in November 2015. It aims to assist Member States to identify documentary heritage and policy measures to ensure preservation and access to documentary heritage at a national level, and foster collaborative research on guidelines, policies and best practice models at an international level.

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Library and Archives Canada joins the Digital Preservation Coalition.

Added on 5 April 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to announce that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) became an Associate Member of the Coalition in March, last month.

LAC is in the process of formalizing its digital preservation program, in order to meet its national mandate for long term preservation and enduring access to Canada’s documentary heritage, and to serve as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

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Natalie Harrower appointed Director of DRI

Added on 29 March 2017

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to formally announce that Dr Natalie Harrower has been appointed its Director. Natalie has been Acting Director of the DRI since June 2015, in which role she  has worked to build DRI’s community profile and partnerships, and was central to securing a long-term core funding stream for the DRI from the Irish government. Previously, she was the DRI's Manager of Education and Outreach, where she initiated and delivered a broad education and training programme in digital preservation and related areas - including digital humanities, digital archiving, digital curation, and linked data.

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Vacancy for Library Digital Scholarship Developer at the University of Edinburgh

31 March 2017


£26,829 to £31,076 per annum


DPC Welcomes Scottish Council on Archives as our newest Associate Member

Added on 24 March 2017

The Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition this month, becoming its newest Associate Member.

In its capacity as a leadership, advocacy and development body a key strategic goal of the SCA is to support the sector in its development of capacity and organisational sponsorship, so that the whole sector is equipped to identify, curate and make accessible digital information for the long term.

As well as helping  to raise awareness of digital preservation issues at high profile conferences and events, SCA has made a significant contribution to ensure new models of recruitment and skills development that help address the digital skills gap. It’s HLF-funded 'Opening up Scotland’s Archives' traineeship programme has brought fresh and diverse talent into the sector and offered an excellent platform for advocacy and communication, bringing benefits across the sector and sharing the 2016 Digital Preservation Award with a partner project operated by the National Archives in England.

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