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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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Vacancy for Digital Photographer at The Chester Beatty

2 October 2019

Dublin

€32,886 p/a

Fixed Term

At-Risk Digital Materials: Share your World Digital Preservation Day on 7th November 2019

Added on 12 September 2019

With World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2019) on 7th November just around the corner, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to contribute and prepare to share stories of their own 'digital preservation day!' 

Linked to the new edition of the BitList to be published on the day, this year the theme for World Digital Preservation Day will be ‘At-Risk Digital Materials.’

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UNHCR, CERN and Docuteam host Archivematica Camp, October 2019

Added on 11 September 2019

22nd - 24th October 2019 

Without the World Wide Web, there would be no Archivematica. And without CERN, there would be no World Wide Web. So it only seems fitting that Archivematica Camp is heading to the birthplace of the web in October 2019!

Inspired by similar events like Hydra Camp, Islandora Camp and Fedora Camp, Archivematica Camp is intended to provide a space for anyone interested in or currently using Archivematica to come together, learn about the platform from other users, and share their experiences.

A big thanks to CERN, Docuteam, and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for co-hosting this camp!

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The University of Westminster joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 11 September 2019

The University of Westminster becomes the latest organization to join the Digital Preservation Coalition.

The University of Westminster Records and Archives service manages the institutional records of the University and its predecessor bodies dating back to 1838. The archives include several deposited research collections, a garment collection and a small number of rare books. The integrated archives and records management environment supports an holistic approach to digital record-keeping from the point of creation as they collect and preserve records in order to make them accessible for use both now and in the future.

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