FAIRsFAIR Open Call for Data Repositories

Added on 2 August 2019

Would you like to get dedicated support for your data repository to contribute to a culture change necessary to achieve wide adoption of FAIR practices within the EOSC and beyond?

The FAIRsFAIR project started to work on practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR. FAIRsFAIR will play a key role in the development of standards for FAIR Certification of repositories and their data holdings, contributing to policies and practices that will turn the EOSC programme into a functioning infrastructure.

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Call for nominations to the 2019 edition of the ‘BitList’ of Digitally Endangered Species

Added on 15 July 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is inviting the digital preservation community around the world to submit nominations for its 2019 edition of the ‘BitList.’

The Bit List is the DPC’s Global List of Digitally Endangered Species. Nominations to the BitList are being sought through the summer before being published on World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2019) on 7th November 2019.

The ‘BitList’ highlights the need for action to preserve high-value digital content that is critically endangered, whilst celebrating the progress the digital preservation community has made to ensure a secure digital legacy.

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Invitation to join the ARCHIVER Early Adopters Programme

Added on 12 July 2019

Do you struggle to archive and preserve research data? Are your data stewardship costs exploding? 

The ARCHIVER project aims to introduce significant improvements in the areas of archiving and digital preservation services, supporting the demanding IT requirements of European researchers by developing end-to-end archival and preservation services for data. ARCHIVER will use a Pre-Commercial Procurement process, where consortia will be selected through an open tender process. The bidding consortia will be asked to perform R&D to develop data archiving and preservation cloud based services complementing the current on-premise services of a group of procuring organisations, called “the Buyers Group”.

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Vacancy for Assistant Data Services Specialist at the British Library

7 July 2019


£26,000 p/a (£15,600 pro rata)

Fixed Term

The National Archives of Australia joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 July 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the National Archives of Australia, as they become its newest Associate member.

Collecting and preserving Australian Government records which reflect the country’s history and identity, the National Archives of Australia (NAA) is in a period of digital transformation. As part of this NAA is leading a whole-of-government approach to digital information governance that takes full effect in 2020, and are undertaking a phased, multi-year program to modernise its capabilities to embed secure digital end-to-end archival processes.

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iPRES 2019 Call for Proposals for the Ad Hoc Programme

Added on 28 June 2019

The Ad Hoc Call is now open and your proposals are welcomed!

Lightning talks, digital preservation games, original digital preservation graphics – this year’s iPRES offers exciting submission categories beyond the traditional paper, panel, poster, workshop, tutorial and demonstration submissions. These Ad Hoc sessions will not go through a formal peer review process, will not be submitted through EasyChair, and the abstracts will not be part of the proceedings. Submit your ideas and bring them along to share at iPRES 2019 in Amsterdam!

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