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Jenny Mitcham to join DPC staff in November as Head of Good Practice and Standards

Added on 21 August 2018

Jenny MitchamThe Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce that Jenny Mitcham will join the DPC staff in November in a new role as Head of Good Practice and Standards.

Jen is well known to the DPC membership and the wider digital preservation and archives community from her current work at the Borthwick Institute at the University of York.  Originally trained as an archaeologist and a graduate of the Universities of Nottingham and Southampton. She administered the Clwyd-Powys Sites and Monuments Record in the late nineties before moving into digital preservation as a Digital Archivist with the Archaeology Data Service for nine years, helping to shape archiving practices and procedures as the discipline evolved.

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Arkivum and Mirrorweb partner to offer web and social media digital preservation service

Added on 16 August 2018

MirrorWeb and Arkivum PartnershipArkivum and MirrorWeb have partnered to simplify the process of preserving website and social media feeds through integration with Arkivum’s managed service offering. The hybrid digital preservation and archival safeguarding solution will combine Arkivum’s expertise in long-term data lifecycle management and digital preservation and MirrorWeb’s own web and social media archiving solution, to meet compliance and regulatory requirements.

The partnership will mean that web and social media preservation is now an integral component of Arkivum PERPETUA, powered by MirrorWeb, an end-to-end digital preservation and archival safeguarding solution designed specifically for the Heritage, Libraries and Higher Education markets.

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Job opportunity at the Open Preservation Foundation: Project Officer

20 August 2018

Boston Spa, Yorkshire

£22,000 – £25,000 pro rata

Fixed Term

Job opportunity at the Open Preservation Foundation: DevOps Engineer

20 August 2018

Boston Spa, Yorkshire

Up to £30,000 pro rata

Fixed Term

New Report Examines Complexity and Challenges of Preserving Email

Added on 9 August 2018

Washington, DC, 10th August 2018 — Email is an increasingly important part of the historical record, yet it is particularly difficult to preserve, putting future access to this vast resource at risk. A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR),  looks at what makes email archiving so complex and describes emerging strategies to meet the challenge.

The Future of Email Archives presents the findings of a yearlong investigation of the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives, sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition. The 19-member task force, comprising representatives from higher education, government, and industry, was co-chaired by Christopher Prom, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Murray, of the Library of Congress.

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Call for Papers - Archiving 2019:  Digitization, Preservation and Access

Added on 2 August 2018

Archiving 2019:  Digitization, Preservation and Access

14-17 May 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal

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 AV materials.

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Two new organisations join the DPC’s Supporter Program

Added on 1 August 2018

This month sees the addition of two new organisations to the DPC’s Supporter Program. The Coalition welcomes:

  • Ex Libris, Cloud-based Solutions provider for the Higher Education sector.
  • Formpipe, Developer of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Information Quality Management and Electronic Quality Management System (eQMS) software solutions.

Both organisations have committed to supporting the DPC, and to a constructive collaboration for the benefit of the whole digital preservation community.

“As the membership of the DPC diversifies and expands globally, it is essential that both users and the solution providers who support our community have a meaningful way to communicate and learn from each other” explains Executive Director of the DPC, William Kilbride. “We are delighted therefore to see these organisations, which represent various aspects of digital preservation, choosing to support the DPC in this way.”

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Out now: Digital Preservation Coalition reveals its program of activities for 2018-2019

Added on 1 August 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share its new prospectus for the coming year. The program contains a range of new and returning publications, webinars, specialist briefing days, as well as other activities on a range of priority topics within digital preservation.

Requested by members at the latest DPC ‘Connecting the Bits’ Unconference in Glasgow, the activities respond to real and current issues experienced by the digital preservation community, and aim provide the information and skills to respond positively and effectively.

“While technologies continue to change the way we approach the digital preservation challenge, it seems that we can manage this much better than we have been able to before,” explains Head of Advocacy and Communications for the DPC, Sarah Middleton. “What we’re seeing now is a much greater call for support in organizational advocacy and managing the politics of digital preservation. The great strength of the Coalition is its breadth, diversity and the support network it offers for members around the world, so we look forward to drawing from our members experiences and expertise to help address these evolving issues through the exciting activities we have planned for the next 12 months.”

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