New DPC Report on Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation

Added on 12 October 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is today publishing the latest in its popular Technology Watch Reports ‘Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation’ by Andrew Charlesworth of the University of Bristol.

Legal issues, in particular the process of obtaining copyright clearance for preservation and access of archived material, can contribute significantly to the cost and complexity of digital preservation. It is an area where the wider preservation community often needs to make its case with government and other legislators.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2012 - shortlist announced

Added on 8 October 2012

The shortist for the Digital Preservation Awards was announced at a reception in the House of Lords on Monday 8th October. 

The shortlist is as follows:

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DPC marks landmark 10th anniversary

Added on 8 October 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) marks its landmark tenth year anniversary of its establishment at a reception at the Palace of Westminster today.

At this event, DPC Chairman Richard Ovenden and Lord MacNally, Minister of State for Justice, will celebrate the achievements of the Digital Preservation Coalition over the past ten years, but will also highlight the continuing risk to government, business, educational and cultural organisations and by society at large in failing to address the preservation of digital information. In his speech, Richard Ovenden points to major improvements that have been made in the past ten years but highlights recent studies which show how major data losses continue to be suffered:

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DPC Awards Three DPTP Scholarships

Added on 17 September 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has awarded three scholarships so that members can attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2nd – 3rd October 2012.

 'This is the eighth time we've offered scholarships to attend DPTP. They're very popular and an increasingly important way for members to supplement their training budgets', explained Richard Ovenden, Chair of the DPC.

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Deadline approaching to apply for DPTP Scholarships

Added on 7 September 2012

The deadline is approaching for DPC members to apply for three fully-funded scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, 2nd – 3rd October 2012.  Applications are due by 1200 on Friday 14th September.

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TIMBUS Project: Free Training Day on Digital Preservation of Business Processes

Added on 6 September 2012

The TIMBUS Project invites DPC members to attend a Training Day on the Preservation of Business Processes ... in association with PASIG 2012, Tuesday, 16 October 2012, Gresham Hotel, Dublin, Ireland 

This full-day event is open to any interested party on a first-come-first serve basis.

  • Are you integrating your digital preservation activities with business continuity and enterprise risk management approaches?
  • Do you need to preserve more than data?
  • Do you hold preserved information about computing environments, dependencies, policies, even process descriptions that are needed to understand your repository contents?
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Outline of 2nd Edition Technology Watch Report on Preservation Metadata now available

Added on 2 September 2012

The DPC, with assistance of Charles Beagrie Associates, is delighted to announce that the outline of the 2nd edition of the popular technology Watch Report 'Preservation Metadata' has now been released to members. This report will provide a guide to current developments, practical and emerging issues which organisations are facing in Preservation Metadata. The first edition of this report was published by the DPC in 2005 and although it remains very popular, the topic has changed considerably.   

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Scholarships: Digital Preservation Training Programme, Dublin October

Added on 14 August 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer three fully funded scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, 2nd – 3rd October 2012.

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Matthew Herring, University of York on the DPC Leadership Programme

Added on 14 August 2012

In March 2012 the DPC Leadership Programme awarded a scholarship to Matthew Herring of Information Directorate of the University of York so that he could attend the Digital Futures Academy in London. In this short interview he notes that, although much of his work on the university's repository is technical in nature, it is ultimately all to do with people.

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Scholarships: How to Set Up and Run a Data Service, November

Added on 13 August 2012

The DPC and the UK Data Archive are delighted to announce that the DPC is once again offering scholarships so that members can attend the annual 'How to set up and run a data service' training event in Colchester in November. 

‘How to set up and run a data service: the challenges of social science data’ is a once-a-year opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn first-hand from specialists at the UK Data Archive. Over one and a half days, participants will learn about the strategies and practices used in the Archive's daily work, with a focus on storing and sharing social science data, including microdata, aggregate, qualitative and historical data. The UK Data Archive has over 40 years of experience in selecting, ingesting, curating and providing access to data.

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