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

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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.

   

Digital Preservation Coalition open for international membership

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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.

   

Reminder to Register Early Bird for iPRES 2016

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Early Bird registration for iPRES 2016 only open until 1 AUGUST!

Don’t miss your chance to be an Early Bird for iPRES 2016 Registration! The 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held in Bern, Switzerland on 3-6 October.

You still have time to grab your place at the reduced Early Bird rate which ends 1 August. You may choose between the Full Conference Package with everything included or Day Passes.

You can find a detailed programme of events in the iPres 2016 website under ‘Programme’ (click on the red button called Online Conference Schedule).

If you’re looking for accommodation, you can book in at one of the selected hotels in Bern with rooms reserved for iPRES 2016 participants until the Early Bird deadline, 1 August. You can book these room via the iPRES 2016 website (under ‘Accommodation’). After 1 August these rooms will be released, after which you will need to book your accommodation directly through a hotel or through a booking service.

‘We look forward to hosting you in Bern, with a great iPRES 2016 programme, deep intellectual discussions, and the unique charm of the iPRES community!’

-Barbara Signori, General Chair of iPRES 2016, and the Programme Committee Chairs: Natasa Milic-Frayling, Steve Knight, Barbara Sierman, Raivo Ruusalepp, Andrea Goethals and Martin Klein

   

Recording of 'Archiving Websites and Social Media' webinar - now available online

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The recording of our latest DPC webinar session with David Clee from MirrorWeb on 'Archiving Websites and Social Media' is now available for members to view online. In this session, David provides an overview of web and social media archiving and gives a demonstration of the service using real data from a number of DPC member websites.

Don't forget to sign up for the next in our series of webinars. This first ‘book club’ style webinar session on Wednesday 27th July entitled 'Track changes: A Literary History of Word Processing' with Matthew G. Kirschenbaum from the University of Maryland will give members an insight into his new publication, released May 2016. To quote the official write up: 'Matthew ...examines how the interests and ideals of creative authorship came to coexist with the computer revolution. Who were the first adopters? What kind of anxieties did they share? Was word processing perceived as just a better typewriter or something more? How did it change our understanding of writing?'

Please note that this webinar will take place at the later time of 4pm (UK).

   

DPC Membership Fees frozen for 2016-2017

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The Board of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has taken the decision to freeze the cost of its membership for the coming year. This freeze sees the annual subscription for a three-year Full Membership capped at £9000 and at £2520 for Associate Membership, and the arrangement will remain in place until August 2017.

The DPC’s newly appointed Finance Director and Head of Digital Resources and Imaging Services at Trinity College Dublin, Tim Keefe explained: “”The subscription rates for Associate Members have increased by a small amount every year, tracking inflation. But last year we significantly exceeded our targets for new member recruitment, so we can afford to keep the costs level for the next 12 months.  We work hard to respond to our members’ changing needs and we understand the financial pressures they face.”

SDT Connecting the Bits

The Digital Preservation Coalition’s network of expertise is made up of international members from the public and private sectors.
   

Recording of Preservica webinar - now available online

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The recording of our latest DPC webinar session with Preservica's Martin Springell entitled '“Then and Now”: What does the changing use of Preservica software tell us about the future of Digital Preservation?' is now available for members to view online. In this session Martin explores how the use of Digital Preservation software has evolved over the last two years - highlighting important trends and demonstrating some of Preservica’s very latest features.

Don't forget to sign up for the next in our series of webinars. In this session on 13th July, co-founder of UK based MirrorWeb David Clee will present a live demonstration of this web and social media archiving platform outlining the compliance obligations required of all website owners. DPC Member websites will be used as part of a live demonstration, an opportunity to see at a glance the changes which take place within that time frame and how the MirrorWeb platform can help manage the archiving process in spite of this moving target.

   

One month left to enter the Digital Preservation Awards 2016

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The Digital Preservation Awards 2016 draws ever closer, with just one month left to enter the most significant celebration of achievements in digital preservation.

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Now is the time for you to send us your nominations and be in with a chance of being named the best in your field of expertise and receive recognition for all of your hard work – the deadline for entries is 12noon on Tuesday 26th July.

Entry to the Digital Preservation Awards is free and open to all organisations and individuals, so apply now!

   

Recording of 'Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Archives' webinar - now available online

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The recording of our latest DPC webinar session with Paul Wilson and Sara Day Thomson on 'Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Archives' is now available for members to view online. In this session Paul explains how he arrived at a Preservation Planning process which suited his requirements for Personal Digital Archiving after a 35 year journey.

Don't forget to sign up for the next in our series of webinars. This session on Wednesday 6th July entitled '“Then and Now”: What does the changing use of Preservica software tell us about the future of Digital Preservation?' will be presented by Preservica Product Manager, Martin Springell and will explore how the use of Digital Preservation software has evolved over the last two years - highlighting important trends and illustrating his talk with customer examples and demonstrations of Preservica’s very latest features.

   

Web Archiving Service contract opportunity with the National Records of Scotland

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The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has issued a tender invitation for a Web Archiving Service contract.

  • Closing date for raising clarification questions on the ITT: 15 July 2016
  • Invitation to Tender closing date for submission of tenders: 3:00pm GMT - 1 August 2016

For further information, to register an interest and for all enquiries visit: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

   

Recording of 'Strong format obsolescence vs weak software obsolescence' webinar - now available online

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The recording of our latest DPC webinar session which took place at yesterday's 'Re:Format' event at the Guildhall in York is now available for members to view online. The session with Euan Cochrane of Yale, entitled 'Strong format obsolescence vs weak software obsolescence' talks us through the digital preservation challenges presented by file format obsolescence.

Don't forget to sign up for the next in our series of webinars. This session on Wednesday 29th June will join Paul WIlson for his explanation of how he arrived at a process for 'Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Archives.'

   

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