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Call for abstracts now open for PV2020 (Preserving and adding Value to data)

PV2020: Ensuring Long-Term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data - 2020 CERN - Geneva, Switzerland, May 12-14, 2020 Conference website: https://indico.cern.ch/event/838830/overview Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pv2020 Abstract registration deadline: January 31, 2020 Submission deadline: April 30, 2020 Topics: data and knowledge preservation adding value to data issues related to policy...

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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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Finding the Cutting Edge in Common Formats

Elizabeth Kata is Digital Archives Assistant at the International Atomic Engergy Agency (IAEA). She attended iPres2019 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is generously funded by DPC supporters. Placing a session with the title “Common Formats” under the theme “Cutting Edge” seemed at first contradictory as I looked over the iPRES 2019 program, but the four papers presented in this session demonstrated cutting edge work being done with and to...

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Working together to reduce digital information at risk

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. She is also responsible for the technical system and data archive for NDPP (National Digital Preservation Program). [Chinese version follows] ---From CCDP2019 to WDPD2019 and iPRES2020 Thanks to the invitation from DPC, I have an opportunity to be involved in World 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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Getting Started with Digital Preservation - London 2019

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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Getting Started with Digital Preservation - Edinburgh 2019

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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Open repositories: or how I learned to start worrying and hate jingoism

Disclaimer: I must state that the following blog-post is written in a personal capacity, airing opinions that are my own and are not intended to endorse a particular piece of software. They should not be considered official on behalf of my current employer, The University of Edinburgh. Last month, in June 2019, I attended the fourteenth Open Repositories (OR) conference held in Hamburg, organised by Hamburg University. Hamburg is a beautiful city, and this coincided with the Hamburg...

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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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