RBS Archives joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 15 February 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes RBS Archives as its newest Associate Member this week. 

RBS Archives manages the archive holdings of RBS and around 250 constituent and predecessor companies dating from the 1660s to the present day. In 2015 RBS Archives was the first business archive in Scotland to be awarded UK-wide Archive Service Accreditation status, and two of their collections are inscribed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, in recognition of their national, international and cultural significance.

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PV2018 call for abstracts deadline reminder - 28th February 2018

Added on 15 February 2018

The PV 2018 Conference welcomes you to its 9th edition, to be held 15th – 17th May 2018 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Space Cluster (UK ), hosted by the UK Space Agency and jointly organised by STFC, NCEO and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

For its ninth edition, the conference series moves to UKSA at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory part of the Harwell Space Cluster in the UK to continue addressing prospects in the domain of data preservation, stewardship and value adding of scientific data and research related information.

An end-to-end management approach for the long-term data preservation is key to ensure that there is no loss of information and data. It also entails the access to the archived data – including discovery, metadata, formats and interoperability considerations with the relevant standards – as well as the curation processes aimed at improving the information content and the usability of the archived data. In addition to emergent standards technologies and best practice, we would like to use this conference as an opportunity to explore issues of data management planning and archive appraisal.

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Vacancy at the Parliamentary Archives, London: Senior Archivist

26 February 2018

London, UK

£36,500 per annum


European edition Archivematica Camp in Amsterdam , 11-13th April 2018

Added on 5 February 2018

The European edition of the Archivematica Camp is this year hosted by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam on the 11th, 12th and 13th of April

This meeting aims to bring (potential) Archivematica users into contact which each other - to trade experiences and to learn of new developments concerning the software. The first day will be an introduction of Archivematica – meant for everyone with an interest in Archivematica. The other two days will feature more in depth subjects concerning the use and implementation of the software.

For more information about, and registration for, the Archivematica Camp see the Archivematica Wiki:

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Using Blockchain to Create Trust in Digital Archives: Workshop, 8th March, Guildford, Surrey

Added on 1 February 2018

How can we assure the public that a digital record emerging from an archive is identical to that entrusted to it a century ago?

People think of archives as being about the past, but in reality they are about the future. Archives are frequently entrusted with content that cannot be released for decades; so when released, how can we ensure research data served out by a university archive today, is the same data that supported conclusions in a paper published a decade ago?  We need a decentralized, open and transparent model for ensuring the provenance and integrity of digital records.

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Vacancy for Digital Development Manager at the University of Sussex

18 February 2018

Brighton, UK

£39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum


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