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The International Atomic Energy Agency joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 8 March 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the Archives and Records Management Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as they become the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

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New "What To Keep" research data report published by Jisc

Added on 7 March 2019

“What To Keep?” a new Jisc research data report by Neil Beagrie of Charles Beagrie Ltd has just been published by Jisc.

What to keep in terms of research data has been a recognised issue for some time but research data management and in particular appraisal and selection (i.e. “what to keep and why”) has become a more significant focus in recent years as volumes and diversity of data have grown, and as the available infrastructure for ‘keeping’ has become more diverse.

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Two Research Data Management positions – University College London

12 March 2019

London

£35,328 - £42,701 p/a inc London allowance

Early Bird Registration Opens for iPRES 2019

Added on 4 March 2019

The Early Bird Registration for iPRES 2019 is now open. This year the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation will visit Amsterdam in The Netherlands (September 16 - 20), with the Dutch Digital Heritage Network as your host. Register now to secure your place and to benefit from the early bird fee!

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Controlling the cost of digital preservation

Added on 28 February 2019

For some time now, heritage organisations and other institutions have been in agreement about the need for the long-term preservation and accessibility of valuable digital resources. What is much less clear, however, are the costs of preserving digital heritage for the long term.  A group of heritage institutions within the Dutch Digital Heritage Network therefore designed a cost model for analysing and controlling the cost of digital preservation. The development of the model, its main outcomes so far and the user experience from one of the institutions (EYE Film Museum) are described in the article Controlling the cost of digital preservation [PDF].

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Together for Yes archive to be preserved in Digital Repository of Ireland

Added on 28 February 2019

TFY logoThe digital archive of the Together for Yes campaign will be preserved by DPC Member, Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI).

The campaign, which was active during the months leading up to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment in May 2018, was the main civil society organisation advocating for a Yes vote. During its existence, Together For Yes generated a huge amount of digital content, including campaign branding, an official website, press releases, merchandise design and more. As part of its post-referendum work, Together for Yes organised a preservation and archiving initiative, of which membership of a trusted digital repository plays a key part. An archivist will work on ingesting the campaign's public digital record as well as some business records and other materials.

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FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar 2019: registrations are open

Added on 28 February 2019

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Since 20 years the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Seminar has built up a very strong reputation. Organised by the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Commission, the Seminar focuses for two intensive days on themes related to media asset management, search and retrieval, enhancement and contextualisation and the traffic of files in media archives. Titled ‘Changing Sceneries, Changing Roles’ the Seminar reaches already its 9th edition. The 2019 Seminar, hosted by SVT and the National Library of Sweden, takes place 23-24 May 2019 in Stockholm.

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