SAVE THE DATES: Connecting the Bits, Digital Preservation Futures and Advocating for Digital Preservation – May/June/July 2019

Added on 11 April 2019

The DPC invites members to participate in a series of important events designed to capture needs and requirements for the coming year, in support of their digital preservation activities. These events form part of our (now largely) online 'Connecting the Bits' and 'Digital Preservation Futures' program, the key activities for which are as follows:

A reminder of the process in full can be found here.

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University of Bristol joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 5 April 2019

The University of Bristol becomes the newest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition as Associate Member this month.

The University holds a wide range of digital assets in its cultural collections including born digital materials, digitised and analogue material. With the aim of safeguarding these assets for future use, as well as embedding digital collections in teaching, learning and research, the Library in conjunction with the University’s Theatre Collection has embarked on a project to implement a digital preservation system.

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Applications Open for iPRES 2019 Scholarships

Added on 4 April 2019

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering five scholarships to help members attend iPRES 2019 in Amsterdam.

iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, annual iPRES conferences have been held in rotation around the globe on four continents. iPRES brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve problems.
The 16th conference, iPRES 2019, will be held in Amsterdam, hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, from 16 through 20 September 2019.

The DPC is offering 5 scholarships to members that will cover full conference fees and a contribution towards travel and accommodation. First time attendees will be given preference, but applications are welcome from all who would be otherwise unable to attend.

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Date Change: World Digital Preservation Day

Added on 2 April 2019

Every year, the digital preservation community comes together to celebrate World Digital Preservation Day, with the aim of creating greater awareness of digital preservation!

Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks across the globe, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy. Data creators, curators and consumers from around the world, DPC members and non-members alike, are invited to get involved and share stories of their own 'digital preservation day.'

This year, and from now on, World Digital Preservation Day will take place on the FIRST Thursday of every November. That means in 2019, we will be celebrating on Thursday 7th November.

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iPRES 2019 Bursaries

Added on 1 April 2019

iPRES 2019 is excited to announce Portico and the Dutch Digital Heritage Network are generously sponsoring registration for attendees from under-represented countries.

To define under-represented, iPRES 2019 will use the World Bank’s income categories ‘low-income economies’ and ‘lower middle-income economies’. These bursaries are to expand the cultural diversity of the iPRES community and to encourage digital preservation experts from a diverse global constituency to participate, and to involve new participants in the application of digital preservation.

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OPF JHOVE Hack Week April 2019

Added on 18 March 2019

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) will be running two online hack weeks during 2019. The first, which will take place on 8th - 12th April, will focus on development. A second hack week will take place in September, with a goal to update and create new documentation.

What’s the goal?

The aim of the development hack week is to improve JHOVE for the benefit of its users. OPF plans to concentrate on the ‘quick fixes’ to reduce JHOVE’s issue list and make it easier to assign bug fixes and new features to future releases. There is a variety of tasks so everyone should be able to find something they can work on given the time, knowledge and skills available to them.

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