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Invitational - Digital Assets and Digital Liabilities: the Value of Data

Jisc Financial Planning Invitational Workshop This invitational event will bring together the funded partners within the Jisc RDSS programme with invited guests to discuss the potential requirements for financial planning tools. Topics will include use cases for financial planning as well as the features a system such as RDSS should incorporate in order to support those uses cases and requirements. Over the years a number of initiatives have attempted to support the sustainability of...

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Connecting the Bits 2019: New Format

Most DPC Members will be aware that for many years the Coalition has held an annual members Unconference ‘Connecting the Bits’ with the aim of facilitating networking between Members, and most importantly, of gathering feedback and direction from Members on the shape of DPC annual workplans. Feedback from Members and the DPC Team has been positive and the events have been effective in ensuring that the activities of the DPC are closely matched to the needs of Members.

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Connecting the Bits 2.0 and the Digital Preservation Future(s)

Connecting the Bits is one of the most important dates on the DPC calendar. It has changed over the years as the DPC has grown: initially just an extended working lunch for a small group of practitioners, it has grown to involve the whole of the Coalition’s membership. It is an opportunity for ALL members (whether Full Members or Associate Members, on the Board, Representative Council, Sub-Committee or none of those) to share their experiences with each other, identify shared challenges, and...

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Archiving 2019 Registration Now Open!

The ARCHIVING 2019 team invites you to join them in Lisbon, Portugal at the Torre do Tombo National Archive (National Archives of Portugal) for Archiving 2019 to discuss the most pressing issues in the cultural heritage landscape related to the digital preservation of and access to 2D, 3D, and AV materials.

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CFP: Joint Technical Symposium EXTENDED DEADLINE

PRESERVE THE LEGACY. CELEBRATE THE FUTURE. The CCAAA will hold its 2019 Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Hilversum, The Netherlands on October 3-5, 2019 JTS 2019 Call for Presentations   As the first call was posted right before the holidays, and January is a rush for all, the JTS team have extended the deadlines for both JTS2019 and IASA50 by two weeks until February 22, 2019. 

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Invitational: Making Research Reproducible: Software Preservation, What’s Been Done, What’s Possible, What’s Needed

Jisc Software Preservation Invitational Workshop Jisc and DPC invite the Jisc RDSS pilot institutions to join us for a day of thinking and discussion about the needs for software preservation in research data management and preservation. This invitational event will bring together the funded partners within the Jisc RDSS programme with invited guests to discuss the potential requirement for software preservation. Topics will include use cases for software preservation as well as the...

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

Presentations   Sharon McMeekin, DPC   Clare Lanigan, DRI   Louise Kennedy and Padriac Stack, Dublin City Library and Archives   Kieran O'Leary, IFI 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...

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In Response to the Web & Social Media Archiving for Community & Individual Archives Briefing Day: Archiving Images from Social Media

Rhiannon Lewis is a PhD researcher at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London As someone embarking on a PhD, one which will use digital images and accompanying data from social media as its primary research data set, attending a day that investigates different approaches to doing just that was an excellent point of reflection at an early stage! My research will investigate (re)use of digital images of collection objects from Science Museum Group, how different contexts on...

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

Presentations   Sharon McMeekin, DPC   Adrian Brown, Parliamentary Archives   Edith Halvarsson, Bodleian Libraries   Matthew Addis, Arkivum   Glenn Cumiskey, British Museum Event Description The DPC with support from the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, the ARA, the IRMS, and DPC Supporters, is pleased to invite students and new professionals in archives, records management and librarianship...

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ICA Adelaide 2019: Call for Submissions

Theme: Designing the Archive Dates: 21 – 25 October 2019 (conference sessions Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 October) Languages: English and French Designing the Archive is a joint conference of the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives and Records Association of New Zealand Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ), International Council on Archives (ICA) and Pacific Regional Branch of the ICA (Parbica). Submissions platform and online form: Click here to submit your...

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Digital Preservation in an ever-changing world! A response to the DPC’s Web & Social Media Archiving briefing day

Francielle Carpenedo is a PhD student at the Institute of Modern Languages Research/School of Advanced Study; affiliated with the AHRC’s OWRI ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’ project. I am a PhD student with a thing for communication. One of the things I am often intrigued about is how people communicate in connection to the contextual cues that shape the different ways language is used to get things done in their everyday lives. That goes from sending letters, talking on the...

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What we learned from Leren Preserveren

Frans Neggers is Digital Archivist at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and Project Manager and Trainer for Leren Preserveren What should teaching heritage professionals about digital preservation be about? Autumn 2016 we - the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN) and Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam) - started developing Leren Preserveren (Learning Digital Preservation). We commissioned a professional to make a educational design. Decided was that it should become a blended learning...

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Making Progress with Digital Preservation 2018 - Salford

Introduction Digital preservation - representing all the activities necessary to ensure that digital objects and data can be found, accessed and deployed beyond the limits of technological obsolescence, media failure or creator dependency - is a growing challenge for agencies and individuals in all kinds of contexts. Our generation has invested as never before in digital resources and we've done so because of the opportunity they bring. But digital objects are fragile: at risk of loss,...

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Making Progress with Digital Preservation 2018 - London

Introduction Digital preservation - representing all the activities necessary to ensure that digital objects and data can be found, accessed and deployed beyond the limits of technological obsolescence, media failure or creator dependency - is a growing challenge for agencies and individuals in all kinds of contexts. Our generation has invested as never before in digital resources and we've done so because of the opportunity they bring. But digital objects are fragile: at risk of loss,...

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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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So Long, and Thanks For All the Bits: Migrating Your Data Between Repositories

The DPC invites you to join a briefing on repository migration: from choosing an application with a robust exit strategy to extracting valuable data from legacy systems. The day will feature speakers from various institutions, as well as demonstrations by a selection of repository vendors. In the afternoon, participants will join in a workshop session to explore and exchange approaches with other practitioners. Description Digital repositories are a safe place to hold our endangered digital...

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Connecting the Bits - DPC Unconference and Members' Networking Event 2018

Connecting the Bits is a day-long networking and planning event designed to help members keep in touch with each other and with the state of the art in digital preservation. This year we're taking over the Glasgow University Library for an "unconference style" day of knowledge exchange and strategic planning. As usual we’ll be opening the floor to our members. The agenda will be generated by participants in the morning, then delivered in the afternoon. This format privileges debate and...

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Getting Started with Digital Preservation - Dublin

Introduction The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to invite you to join them at a workshop which will equip collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills necessary for ‘Getting Started in Digital Preservation.’Our generation has invested as never before in digital resources and we've done so because of the opportunity they bring. Digital collections have grown in volume, complexity and importance to the point that our children are baffled by the...

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