DPC Planning Day, York 17th-18th January 2011

Added on 7 December 2010

The next DPC Planning Day will be held at the Grange Hotel in York on 17th and 18th of January.  The purpose of the day is to consult on and start drafting a new strategic for the Coalition to be adopted from January 2012 and to initiate an evaluation for the period 2009-2012.  The draft agenda is online at: [pdf - login required].

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DPC draft response to DCMS's consultation on legal deposit: comments welcome

Added on 6 December 2010

Comments are sought on the DPC's draft response to the DCMS's consultation on the regulations for Legal Deposit of electronic materials.  The draft response is online at: [pdf, login required] Comments are requested by Monday 13th December. 

In January 2010 the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) consulted on draft regulations for the legal deposit of ‘free of charge’ electronic publications – the ‘free web’.  This consultation was intended to be the first part of a two part process and the DPC responded arguing inter alia that the second phase of proposals be presented without delay as arguably the ‘paid web’ includes material of lasting value and that until regulations were introduced this element of our collected digital memory would be at risk. 

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Memento Project wins Digital Preservation Award 2010

Added on 1 December 2010

The Royal Institution, London, 1st December 2010 (embargoed till 2200 local time)

Herbert Van De Sompel and Richard OvendenThe Institute for Conservation and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to announce that the Memento Project led by Herbert Van De Sompel and colleagues of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Michael Nelson and colleagues of Old Dominion University, USA, has won the Digital Preservation Award 2010.

‘Memento offers an elegant and easily deployed method that reunites web archives with their home on the live web,’ explained Richard Ovenden, chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition.  ‘It opens web archives to tens of millions of new users and signals a dramatic change in the way we use and perceive digital archives.’ 

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Presentations from JPEG2000 for the Practitioner now available

Added on 24 November 2010

Presentations from the very successful JPEG 2000 for the Practitioner event in London on 16th November are now available.  Presentations include details of the JPEG 2000 profiles adopted and developed by leaders in the field and are therefore likely to be very useful for anyone trying to implement or understand best practice in the field.  The event was jointly organized by the Wellcome Library and JPEG 2000 Implementation Group with support from the DPC.

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All Papers for AGM (1st December) now available online

Added on 23 November 2010

Papers, including the Agenda and Financial Report  for the Annual General Meeting of the Digital Preservation Coalition are now available in the members' area of the website for consultation in advance of the meeting. 

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DPC Annual General Meeting 2010 - Agenda Released

Added on 18 November 2010

The Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) will be held at 15.00 on Wednesday the 1st of December 2010 in the Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside,London SE1 9TG. The meeting is expected to end at approximately 1600 when tea and coffeewill be served.

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New Case Note Released: practical preservation at West Yorkshire Archive Service

Added on 27 October 2010

The DPC, JISC and West Yorkshire Archive Service are delighted to announce the release of a new digital preservation case note which examines the practical problems of digital preservation faced by West Yorkshire Archive Service as they negotiated and received their first large digital collection.  They conclude that although digital preservation can seem daunting and although nobody has the perfect answer to digital preservation for every case, that if we try we may fail but if we do nothing we certainly will.

The case note will be released at the end of October: a member's preview of the Case Note is available here (login required).

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Board Meeting and AGM, 1st December, London

Added on 26 October 2010

The next DPC Board Meeting will take place in the Director's Room at Tate Britain, Millbank, London on 1st December 2010 starting at 1200.  The AGM will follow at 1500 in the Board Room at Tate Britain.

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DPC releases five scholarships for the Digital Preservation Training Programme

Added on 1 October 2010

The Digital Preservation Coalition Leadership Programme has awarded five more scholarships so that members can attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) in London in October. 

‘Evidence shows that there is a real skills gap when it comes to digital preservation and that training can be hard to find and expensive,’ explained William Kilbride of the DPC. ‘The scholarships are great news for the individuals concerned, but the real beneficiaries will be the member institutions who need to maintain and develop their workforces, often with new roles and new working patterns. A sound knowledge and expert tuition in the emerging field of digital preservation will be a significant advantage for the individuals and institutions concerned.’

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Complete shortlist for the Conservation Awards announced

Added on 23 September 2010

The Institute for Conservation are delighted to announce the complete shortlist for the 2010 Conservation Awards, including the Digital Preservation Award, sponsored by DPC.

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