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Vacancy for Associate Director - Technical Services at UK Data Archive

21 October 2019

Colchester, Essex

£52,560 - £59,136 p/a

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Truth and Lies: Information in the Archives

Added on 7 October 2019

Tickets are available for this one day symposium organised by The National Archives, the Institute of Historical Research and Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study.

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 | 09:30 – 17:00 BST

Whether we like it or not, the term ‘Fake News’ has entered our common lexicon. But what might its significance be 100 years from now, how ‘new’ is this phenomenon, and how can it best be articulated, preserved, curated and studied?

This interdisciplinary symposium brings together experts from several fields to interrogate how disinformation is created and spread, what its effects are, how the archive should deal with and capture it, and how scholars might interpret the evidence it yields. The outcome of the symposium will be an open ‘manifesto’ on how to deal with disinformation in our time.

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DPC donates iPRES best poster prize to ICA Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA)

Added on 7 October 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has donated its prize of €500, received for the Best Poster at the 2019 International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES2019) which took place in Amsterdam between 16-19th September, to the International Council on Archives’ (ICA) Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA).

The DPC received the Jury's award for Best Poster for their representation of the Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, a resource which provides practitioners with a combination of generic and specific messages and motivators designed to communicate with senior executives with a view to embedding the value of digital preservation at the core of every organization.

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Australia’s Academic and Research Network becomes the Digital Preservation Coalition’s newest member

Added on 4 October 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) this week, as they become the Coalition’s 95th member.

AARNet is the architect, builder and operator of network infrastructure and an expanding portfolio of products and services, designed to meet the needs of over two million users in the research and education sector in Australia.

“We are keen to improve digital preservation literacy within our company, across member institutions, and more broadly within Australia’s research, education and cultural heritage domains,” explains Adam Bell, Cultural Outreach Manager for AARNet.

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Call for Papers: Archiving 2020 Conference, May 18-21, 2020

Added on 3 October 2019

Archiving 2020 | The National Archives - Washington, DC | May 18-20, 2020

http://bit.ly/Arch2020

Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, to explore and discuss the digitization, preservation, and access of 2D, 3D, and audio-visual materials, including documents, photographs, books, paintings, videos, and born-digital works.

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The United States National Archives and Records Administration joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 2 October 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as its newest associate member.

Based in Washington DC and with a dual mission to preserve and make available the permanent records of the government of the United States, NARA is custodian for physical and electronic federal records, with current electronic records comprising approximately 1.5 billion files.

The size of these holdings will increase dramatically after 2022, as new regulations require government agencies to stop transferring paper records and transfer born-digital or digitized records instead.

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DPC launches Rapid Assessment Model (DPC RAM)

Added on 19 September 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition has launched its new maturity model, the DPC Rapid Assessment Model, at iPRES2019 in Amsterdam this week.

Designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability, the DPC RAM is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool which aims to be applicable for organizations of any size in any sector, and for all content of long-term value. Developed in conjunction with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK, and based on existing good practice, it is preservation strategy and solution agnostic, simple to understand and quick to apply.

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DPC wins Best Poster Award at iPres2019 for Executive Guide on Digital Preservation

Added on 19 September 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has been presented with the Jury's award for Best Poster at the international conference on digital preservation (iPRES 2019), in Amsterdam.

The winning poster presents the Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, a resource which provides practitioners with a combination of generic and specific messages and motivators designed to communicate with senior executives, legislators and budget holders, as well as decision and policy makers with a view to embedding the value of digital preservation at the core of every organization.

Sponsored by Data and Archiving Networked Services (DANS) and presented by their Deputy Director, Ingrid Dillo, the award recognizes the clear design, quality and creativity of the poster, and its supporting video.

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