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DPC sets dates for Board Meetings and AGM 2014
The DPC's new Chair, Laura Mitchell has today agreed dates for Board Meetings and the Annual General Meeting 2014. These are as follows:
- DPC Board, Thursday 3rd April, York (Venue to be confirmed)
- DPC Board, Tuesday 2nd September, Edinburgh (Venue: NRS)
- DPC AGM, Wednesday 19th November, London (Venue to be confirmed
- DPC Board, Thursday 20th November, London (Venue to be confirmed)
In addition, the DPC will be inviting full members to attend the popular 'Directors' Group' in July at a venue to be confirmed and will be hosting the Digital Preservation Awards on the evening of the 19th November.
DPC Board, Thursday 3rd April, York (venue to be confirmed)
DPC Board, Tuesday 2nd September, Edinburgh (Venue: NRS)
DPC AGM, Wednesday 19th November, London Venue to be confirmed
DPC Board, Thursday 20th November, London (Venue to be confirmed)
Vacancy at LIBER: Projects Officer
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Contract Type: Part Time (2o hrs per week) 12 months
Salary:Scale 8: minimum € 2,285.00 to maximum €3,061.00 gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8% and a December allowance of 8.33%.
Closing Date: 9th January 2014
Are you innovative and flexible, and would you like to work for an international library organisation? Are you aware of recent developments in the library sector? Do you have a good oral and written knowledge of English? Do you have a talent for working with stakeholders from different countries? Come join the LIBER team. LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries / Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) is looking for a Projects Officer, based at our office in the National Library of The Netherlands. This is a part-time position, for 20 hours per week. Download the full job description.Your primary focus will be to contribute to the duties that LIBER has been asigned as part of several European projects, (mainly relating to communication and dissemination activities) and to provide support for the coordination of LIBER’s participation in Horizon 2020. Tasks include:
- Working with other project partners and contributing to work packages in which LIBER is involved
- Implementing project communication plans and organising dissemination activities such as workshops
- Promoting projects to the LIBER membership and raising awareness through workshops, conferences, social media and other tools
- Compiling EU bids, under the supervision of the Projects Manager
- Organizing a Horizon2020 workshop at the LIBER Conference.
For more information see: http://www.libereurope.eu/news/job-opportunity-projects-officer-at-liber
Monday, 09 December 2013 16:50
DPC was delighted to award 4 scholarships so that members could attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the University of London Union in November 2014. Scholarships were awarded to:
- Gill Amos, National Records of Scotland
- Emma Markiewicz, The National Archives
- Ann McDonald, The British Library
- Sarah Meechan, St Andrews University
Slides now available for 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' at The National Archives, Kew
Slides from our 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' at The National Archives, Kew are now available online. It was fantastic to see such a good turnout, and to meet some more digital preservation practitioners, so a huge thank you to all who came, took part and made the day such a great success. Big thanks especially to our hosts at The National Archives, and to all our speakers for providing such a comprehensive introduction to the subject of digital preservation.
Our roadshow plans for next year are taking shape, so keep your eyes peeled for more details and we look forward to seeing more of you in 2014.
Three Vacancies at the British Library (Sound Archive): Project Manager; Metadata Manager and Project Officer
Contract Type: Full Time / 3 years
Salary: c47.5K GBP plus benefits
Closing Date: 5th December
Contract Type: Full Time / 3 years
Salary: C38K GBP plus benefits
Closing Date: 5th December
Project Support Officer (part-time)
Contract Type: Part Time (23hrs per week) / 3 years
Salary: C 25K GBP plus benefits (pro rata)
Closing Date: 5th December
Europeana Sounds is a new EC-funded project, to run from 2014-2017, which will greatly improve the discovery of and access to Europe’s rich digital sound and music collections, by enriching metadata and by doubling the number of sounds and audio-related digital items on the Europeana web portal. The project will build a sustainable best practice network including the 24 funded project partner institutions from 12 EU member states.
The Project Manager will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014, to manage the project and coordinate the members of the consortium. The successful candidate will have strong project management experience, good leadership and people management skills, employment experience in a library, academic or similar environment, and extensive experience of working in collaborative, multinational projects for delivering major programmes of work within strict timetables. Knowledge of audio archives, and experience of licensing for cultural heritage items, a second European language, and of EC FP7 or ICT project regulations will be advantageous.
The Metadata Manager will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014 as part of the project team. The main task in this role is the management of one of the key project work packages: ensuring aggregation, to a common standard and from 17 partner institutions across Europe, of a target of 0.75 million metadata records for sound and related audio content, including those from the British Library’s own collections. The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working in large–scale projects, a strong background in metadata standards and working with structured data, and experience with copyright and licensing of digital assets. Experience of managing projects and of international programme working, knowledge of a second European language and of recorded sound, and familiarity with the Europeana Data Model will be advantageous.
The Project Support Officer will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014 as part of the project team. The main tasks in this role are to provide administrative support for the internal project team in its management of the project and the multinational consortium, to draft reports and presentations as required, to communicate with all project partners in collating financial and reporting information on a regular basis, and to assist in organising internal and external project meetings. The successful candidate will have excellent administrative, communication and time management skills, broad experience in using desktop computer applications in support of projects, and experience in managing project budgets.
For more information on all three posts see: https://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_britishlibrary01.asp?newms=sr
Monday, 25 November 2013 00:00
At a ceremony in Amsterdam this month, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Dutch Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD), joined forces to help agencies in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands address the complex challenge of making sure our collected digital memory can be accessed into the future.
‘Although we depend on them for so much of our daily routine, digital objects can be fragile’ explained William Kilbride of the DPC. ‘They are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to treat them as treat them as disposable. But the reality is that many of these resources are going to be valuable in the future too and we are poorly prepared to ensure long term access. Identifying those items which will be important, and securing items sounds like a simple question: but in practice it involves a many different types of expertise and different types of agency too.’
‘NCDD is a coalition of leading institutions in the Netherlands, with the goal of encouraging knowledge exchange and co-operation in of digital preservation,’ explained Marcel Ras, of NCDD. ‘We’ve always understood that collaboration is important for digital preservation, and because it is an international challenge it makes sense to work with partners around the world. DPC has had an impressive impact on digital preservation in the UK and Ireland so we’re delighted that we’ll be working more closely with them in the future.’
‘Our organisations have collaborated in a variety of practical ways in the past but up till now this has tended to be on an ad hoc basis.’ explained William Kilbride ‘Our real strengths are our members. This new alliance is designed so that our members can work more closely together and on a regular basis.’
Registration Opens for 'Sustainability: Securing the Value of Digital Assets ', The Hague, 10th-11th Dec
The APARSEN project is delighted to announce that registration has opened for our latest training event, organised by DANS and focusing on issues relating to sustainability and digital preservation.
Society is generating a vast amount of digitally encoded information, upon which it depends. Some of this will be needed for a long time. Those who have responsibility for preservation may well have asked themselves the following:
- How can I justify the resources needed for digital preservation?
- How long must the resources be committed?
- How can I estimate the resources needed and how can I keep these to a minimum?
- How can I plan to cope as the volume increases over time?
The APARSEN project has been working to collect, evaluate and develop key answers to these questions. This two day training event, from the APARSEN project, will focus on the topic of “Sustainability” in relation to the preservation of digital objects and will present some of these answers. The training aims at presenting state of the art developments in relation to four key sustainable preservation practices. These are:
- The infrastructural dimension through the analysis of suitable storage solutions that help enable reliable permanent access
- The operational dimension through the identification, evaluation and proposal of competitive Digital Preservation Services
- The monitoring and performance management of DP activities through cost models and their components
- The underlying business dimension of digital preservation sustainability by means of modern management approaches and instruments such as value propositions, business cases and business modelling
The training will be offered as a mix of expert presentations, group exercises and discussion. The DPC will be meeting the cost of course fees for it's members and pariticpants should select the 'APARSEN or APA member' option when registering. Registration is now open via the APARSEN website: http://bit.ly/1aCaME3
This training event is generously subsidised through the APARSEN project by the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development FP7/2007-2013 – ICT-2009.4.1: Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation (grant agreement No 269977).
Slides now available for 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' Dublin
Slides from our 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' event in Dublin are now available online. It was fantastic to see such a huge turnout, the largest in DPC history, so a huge thank you to all who came and made the day such a great success. Big thanks especially to our hosts at the Royal Irish Academy, and to all our speakers for providing such a comprehensive introduction to the subject of digital preservation.
This year's roadshow has been even more popular than the last, with each of the stops selling out well ahead of time. We have one last stop at The National Archives at Kew Gardens in December this year, but we'll be back in 2014 with more events. Check out our prospectus for a full run down of all other events, and watch this space for details...
Vacancy at National Library of Scotland: Digitisation Programme Coordinator
Digitisation Programme Coordinator
Position type: Permanaent Full Time
Salary: £27,420-£31,788 (Subject to change pending a pay and grading review)
Closing Date: 6th December 2013
The National Library of Scotland is seeking applicants for the role of Digitisation Programme Coordinator.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in opening up the internationally renowned collections of the National Library of Scotland to the world. As Digitisation Programme Coordinator you will lead the Library’s digitisation strategy and take responsibility for the management and delivery of our digitisation programme. You will coordinate a team dedicated to making the Library’s collections open and accessible to the people of Scotland and the rest of the world, and develop innovative new approaches to digitising our collections for online access. You will have experience of managing digitisation programmes, good knowledge of technical environment for digitisation, and understand the practice and benefits of digitisation of cultural material.
Brief description of role:
To lead and coordinate the digitisation of the library’s print and non-digital media to expand the collections, enhance access, and deliver digital content in accordance with the agreed strategy;
- To provide knowledge, advice, and training in the library’s digitisation functions;
- To support the Digital Assets Manager ensuring standards and procedures are consistently applied;
- To contribute to the development of strategies, policies and procedures for the Digital Assets Team;
- To work within the corporate framework and in collaboration with other colleagues to help deliver organisational goals.
For more details see: http://www.nls.engageats.co.uk/Welcome.aspx
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00
DPC is delighted to provide 2 scholarships so that members can attend 'How to Set up and Run a Data Service' at the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex in November. Scholarships were awarded to:
- Sarah Phillips, The Archives and Records Association
- Ruth Geraghty, Digital Repository of Ireland
- AGM of the DPC, 5th December 2013, Edinburgh
- Vacancy at Royal Museums Greenwich: Records Manager
- Registration Opens for 'Procuring Preservation', London 13th Dec
- Slides now available from 'Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access to e-Journals'
- Vacancy at Digital Repository of Ireland: Post Doctoral Research in Linked Data
- 'Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’
- Vacancy at DPC: Project Officer
- Back by popular demand: Getting Started in Digital Preservation, London 6th December
- DPC Planning Day: Workforce Development, London 29th November
- Informal Notes from RIBA Digital Preservation Conference now available
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