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'What I Wish I Knew Before I Started', DPC and DRI Student Conference 2019 - Dublin

Event Description The DPC and the Digital Repository of Ireland, are pleased to invite students and new professionals in archives, records management and librarianship to a half day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation, sponsored by the ARA, IRMS and DPC Supporters. This conference will bring a select group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, records managers and librarians to discuss the challenges of digital collections...

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'What I Wish I Knew Before I Started', DPC Student Conference 2019 - London

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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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Museums and digital memory: from creation and curation to digital preservation

The British Museum’s National Programmes team, with the generous support of the Vivmar Foundation, is hosting a free one-day conference on Monday 3 September 2018 in partnership with the Digital Preservation Coalition, exploring the subject of digital content in museums. Conference Scope The UK museum sector is making increasingly creative use of digital technologies in the way it records and disseminates information about its collections. These technologies and advances in museum practice...

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Final reminder: iPRES 2018 Final Call for Contributions - peer reviewed submissions due April 15

Come and celebrate the first 15 Years of iPRES, the premier international conference on digital preservation! The theme for iPRES 2018: where art and science meet: the art in science and the science in art - aims to broaden the voices and approaches participating in the conference. iPRES brings together a broad array of practitioners, researchers, educators, providers, students, and others  to share lessons learned from engaging in digital preservation, including recent...

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iPRES2018 - the 15th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be co-hosted by Harvard and MIT!

The following is a guest post by the iPRES2018 Social Media Team. The interview was lead by Michelle Lindlar. iPRES - the International Conference on Digital Preservation - is without a doubt the biggest and most important conference of the year for everyone involved in digital preservation, curation and long-term data stewardship. The conference series has been bringing together researchers and practitioners from around the world for the past 15 years, with the conference locations...

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started - DPC Student Conference 2018

Event Description The DPC, with support from CoSector at the University of London, the ARA, IRMS, Arkivum, Preservica, and Mirror Web, is pleased to invite students, researchers and new professionals in archives, records management and librarianship to a one day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation. This conference will bring a select group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, records managers and librarians to discuss the...

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Collaboration is essential for Digital Preservation

Thomas Ledoux is Co-ordinator of Digital Production at the National Library of France Digital preservation, seen from the outside, may appear as a very technical topic where you only talk about formats, storage, infrastructure and the like. Indeed, in order to appraise, audit or ingest digital material, a certain degree of technical expertise is needed. But when you follow these steps, it becomes clear that the first requirement is collaborating and building up communities, because what...

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Fifteen years with digital preservation

{jcomments on} Zhenxin Wu is Professor of the Information System Department and Deputy Director of the Digital Preservation Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences at the National Science Library in Beijing, China   与长期保存共同成长的十五年        ...

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It’s difficult to solve a problem if you don’t know what’s wrong

Shira Peltzman is Digital Archivist for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library Special Collections Buried in the recently published findings from the 2017 NDSA Staffing Survey is evidence of a growing discontent among practitioners with regard to their organization’s approach to digital preservation. The survey asks respondents whether or not they agreed with the following statement: “The way our digital preservation function is currently organized (staffing levels,...

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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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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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Chicken and the Egg: Applying Digital Preservation Approaches to Social Media at DPASSH 2017

 On the 14th June, DPASSH commences its second conference addressing the issues of digital preservation and the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. I look forward to taking part and giving a paper on the application of some hard-earned best practice in digital preservation to social media research and heritage collections.

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Save the date: PASIG Oxford, 11 - 13 September 2017

Event hosts and organisers, the Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) team, are delighted to announce that this year’s PASIG conference will be held in Oxford, UK from 11 – 13 September 2017.

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Web Archiving Week: 12th - 16th June 2017

Web Archiving Week events will be held at Senate House & the British Library, London between 12th - 16th June 2017 The excitement of instant information from the internet for archivists and historians has been tempered by concerns about the shelf life of data — the so-called ‘black hole’ of lost material — and the rise of a new generation of ‘born digital’ government archives. For five days (12th–16th June), academics, researchers, archivists, curators and IT developers from across the...

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International Digital Curation Conference 2017 Edinburgh

As was to be expected, technology was a common theme running through many of the sessions at this year’s digital curation conference. As a LAM devotee and PhD student, I spend much of my time immersed in theories and policies, so this exposure to the newest tools is very useful. As I steer my attention toward my own research on digital objects in cultural heritage settings, IIIF is emerging as a potential tool. Pronounced “triple I-F”, the tool was highlighted brilliantly in Neal Stewart’s...

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started: DPC Student Conference 2016

Presentation Slides Introduction to Digital Preservation - Sharon McMeekin, DPC Digital Preservation: An Information Manager's Perspective - Steph Taylor, ULCC Digital Preservation: A Technologist's Perspective - Matthew Addis, Arkivum Adrian Brown, Parliamentary Archives Glenn Cumiskey, British Museum Helen Hockx-Yu, Internet Archive Ann MacDonald, University of Kent Dave Thompson, Wellcome Collection ARA: Section for Archives and Technology Blog Posts About the...

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Connecting the Bits - DPC Member's Unconference and Networking Event, 2015

Format and aims DPC Members are invited to join us on Tuesday 30th June for the first in a series of annual networking days. We're taking over the Gray's Court Hotel in York for an "unconference style" day of knowledge exchange on digital preservation challenges. The agenda will be set by you, our members, on the day. Connecting the Bits will be an opportunity for us all to align around key themes that we can discuss and tackle collaboratively over the coming year with the support of the...

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Digital Preservation: What I Wish I Knew Before I Started 2015

The DPC, the British Library, the Archives and Records Association, IRMS, Ex Libris and Arkivum pleased to invite students and researchers in archives, records management and librarianship to a one day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation. Organised in partnership with the Universities of Aberystwyth, Dundee, and University College London, and with sponsorship from the Archives and Records Association, Ex Libris and Arkivum, this conference will bring a select...

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