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iPres 2019: Preserving the people in digital preservation

Elisabeth Thurlow is Digital Archives and Collections Implementation Manager at the University of the Arts London. She attended iPres2019 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is generously funded by DPC supporters. A recurrent theme across many of the papers presented at this year’s iPres conference was the important role of people in digital preservation. Technology tends to dominate conversations around digital preservation, but for digital...

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iPres 2019: Making Emulation Accessible

Elisabeth Thurlow is Digital Archives and Collections Implementation Manager at the University of the Arts London. She attended iPres2019 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is generously funded by DPC supporters. Emulation has a long history. So why has it taken so long to get emulation off the ground as a strategy for digital preservation? For many of us working in the field of digital preservation, emulation has often appeared a highly technical...

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Applications Open for IDCC 2020 Grants for DPC Members

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering two grants to help its members attend The IDCC Conference  in Dublin, 17-20 February 2020.

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Applications Open for AV Winter School 2020 Grants for DPC Members

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering two grants to help its members attend The Netherlands’ Institute for Sound and Vision’s Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, Hilversum, 14-17 January 2020.

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Ten Years On – Some Myths Debunked About the Artist FKA The DPC Leadership Programme

Our illustrious (!) leader William Kilbride started with the DPC in February 2009, and one of the first new initiatives he introduced the DPC’s Leadership Programme. For ten years now the programme has been one of the core elements of our workforce development activities. It offers grants so that our members can attend training and development opportunities they may not otherwise be able to. The programme has also helped ensure that organizations who offer training can have some assurance of a...

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Applications Open for iPRES 2019 Scholarships

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering five scholarships to help members attend iPRES 2019 in Amsterdam. iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, annual iPRES conferences have been held in rotation around the globe on four continents. iPRES brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve...

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Applications Open for New DPC Member Scholarship Opportunities

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering six scholarships covering three upcoming development opportunities in digital preservation. Two scholarships will be available for each of the following events: The Netherlands’ Institute for Sound and Vision’s Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, Hilversum, 15-18 January 2019: https://beeldengeluid.nl/en/visit/events/winter-school-audiovisual-archiving-2019 IDCC Conference 2019, Melbourne, 4-7 February 2019:...

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Taking Stock after 15 years Panel at iPres 2018

Colin Armstrong is a Disc Imaging Technician at the British Library and attended iPRES 2018 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by DPC Supporters One of the later sessions I attended at iPRES 2018 was the ‘Taking Stock after 15 years at iPres 2018’ panel session. The speakers on the Panel were Barbara Sierman (Digital Preservation Manager in the Research Department at the National Library of the Netherlands), Sheila Morrissey...

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Web Preservation at iPRES 2018

Colin Armstrong is a Disc Imaging Technician at the British Library and attended iPRES 2018 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by DPC Supporters It is important to state fae the off that web preservation and internet archiving is not something I am particularly familiar with; so I was pleased to attend the morning paper presentations on web preservation and get tae grips with the terminology, learn about some practical theories in...

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Career Development Fund Application Guidelines

Download a PDF copy of the Career Development Fund Application Guidelines Introduction The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training and development opportunities. The DPC Career Development Fund offers an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training and development opportunities. Over the course of its lifetime, the DPC Career Development Fund has provided more than 100 grants for members. Members can access...

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DPC Announces Scholarships for iPRES 2018 in Boston

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two scholarships to its members to enable them to attend the 2018 iPRES Conference in Boston, 24-27 September 2018.

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Notes from IDCC 2018 - Day Two

Day two of IDCC18 explored not only how we can better support data management, but also what we can do with data to meet the aims of our organisations, and finally how we can work together to create more inclusive communities that support innovative solutions.  Inclusivity was also the theme of the closing remarks, which revealed that the conference organisers had taken steps to encourage a more even gender balance in the contributing voices.  The overall atmosphere of the second day...

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Notes from IDCC 2018 - Day One

The 13th IDCC took place in Barcelona in February this year and with the help of a scholarship from the DPC, I was able to attend for the first time. The conference theme was ‘Beyond FAIR’ (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data, and these principles were at the heart of many of the talks. Questions surfaced about the extent to which it is possible to make data FAIR, the challenges involved and what needs to be considered outside these principles.   As a new...

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DPC Announces Scholarships for DPTP Online Course

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two scholarships to its members to enable them to undertake the DPTP Online course, which provides a comprehensive introduction to digital preservation.

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DPC Announces Scholarships for IDCC 2018 in Barcelona

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two scholarships to its members to enable them to enable them to attend the 2018 IDCC Conference in Barcelona, 19-22 February 2018.

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DPC Announces Scholarship for Audio-visual Archiving Winter School

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer one scholarship to its members to enable them to enable them to attend the 2018 Winter School for Audio-visual Archiving.

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Preservation storage workshop at iPres 2017

Read Jaye Weatherburn's account of sessions at iPRES 2017. Jaye, who works at the University of Melbourne, attended iPRES with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. At iPres 2017 (in September | Kyoto, Japan) I attended the Digital Preservation Storage Workshop: Exploring Preservation Storage Criteria and Distributed Digital Preservation.  I was particularly keen to attend this workshop, as in my role at...

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Data management at iPRES 2017

Read Chris Fryer's account of sessions at iPRES 2017. Chris, who works at the Parliamentary Archives, attended iPRES with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. First things first, I'm extremely fortunate and grateful to be in a position to attend events such as iPRES. My heartfelt thanks go out to the DPC for the Scholarship and my current employers the Parliamentary Archives. "Data management"; a wonderfully...

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Reflections on PASIG 2017, Oxford

Read Matt Zawadski's account of sessions on Emulation and Software Preservation at PASIG 2017. Matt, who works at the University of Sheffield, attended PASIG with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. The PASIG conference arrived at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford with delegates from over 30 different countries attending. The first day consisted of a bootcamp, designed to get delegates ‘on the same page’...

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Acquisition and Appraisal at iPres2017

Read Jaye Weatherburn's account of sessions on Acquisition & Appraisal at iPRES 2017. Jaye attended iPRES 2017 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. Thanks to a DPC Leadership Program scholarship (made possible by Commercial Supporters Arkivum, Preservica and Mirror Web) I attended iPres 2017 in Kyoto. This blog post focusses on the three presentations in the “Acquisition & Appraisal” session (Wednesday 27th...

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