Draft Outline for Preserving Email (2nd Edition) now available for comment (DPC Member Login Required)

Added on 11 June 2018

Preserving email: how hard could it be? Following on from a DPC Briefing Day in January 2018, Christopher Prom, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and co-chair of the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives, will be updating his popular DPC Technology Watch Report Preserving Email. The Draft Outline for this second edition, which gives an overview of the updated report and an indication of new material, is now available for DPC Members to review. Any feedback or comments are welcome until Friday 22 June, please send to sara [dot] thomson [at] dpconline [dot] org.

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Reliable, Robust and Resilient: DPC supports Digital Infrastructure Project for Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Added on 8 June 2018

In a 2-year partnership starting in August 2018 the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has begun a new project which will establish a programme of work for digital preservation at the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) in the UK, enabling also a significant expansion of the DPC’s capacity to deliver for members.

The NDA has been charged by the UK and Scottish Governments with the complicated task of decommissioning and cleaning the seventeen principal nuclear energy plants in the UK, a task accurately described as the largest and most important environmental restoration programme in Europe.  The extended life cycle of the programme, set alongside robust commitments to security, integrity and safety, means the NDA approaches its work with a profound commitment to long-term information management, ensuring the right information is available to the right people in a format they can use and with the confidence that it can be trusted.  Therefore, amongst its many challenges, the NDA is by default required to become a trusted leader for information management and digital preservation.

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Vacancy for Digital Archivist at Historic Environment Scotland

20 June 2018

Edinburgh and the Lothians

£23,400 - £29,310


Traineeship in Archives and Records Management at European Central Bank

21 June 2018

Frankfurt, Germany

€1,050 / month + accommodation

Fixed Term

TownsWeb Archiving joins the DPC’s Supporter Program

Added on 25 May 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce that digitization services provider TownsWeb Archiving is the latest organization to join its Supporter Program.

TownsWeb Archiving currently provides digitization, metadata creation and digital collections management software services to the UK cultural heritage sector. With clients including Cadbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Diageo, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Transport for London, Bank of England, GSK and more, TownsWeb works with archives, museums and libraries to digitize their fragile and precious collections and open up access to them online through their PastView system.

With a wealth of experience in advising how best to create digital materials, TownsWeb is now working towards incorporating digital preservation services in order to meet a growing need to sustain access to a digital legacy in the long term; potentially by collaborating with other existing DPC Supporters.

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Digital Preservation Awards launched for 2018

Added on 23 May 2018

Watch the Digital Preservation Awards Live

29th November 2018, 1800 GMT / 1900 CET

The search for the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2018 Digital Preservation Awards!

Entry is now open for nominations as part of the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organizations who have made significant and innovative contributions to securing our digital legacy.

This year the exciting process will culminate in a spectacular awards ceremony in Amsterdam, as part of an International Conference hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum on World Digital Preservation Day (previously International Digital Preservation Day) on Thursday 29th November 2018. The ceremony will be live streamed around the world on the night and available to watch through this page.

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DPC Announces Scholarships for iPRES 2018 in Boston

Added on 22 May 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two scholarships to its members to enable them to attend the 2018 iPRES Conference in Boston, 24-27 September 2018.

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Registration open for 'Digital Archives in Communities - Practice and Preservation', 20-21st June 2018, Brighton

Added on 18 May 2018

Registration for the first workshop related to ‘Identity, Representation and Preservation in Community Digital Archives and Collections', a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award, is now open.

This 12-month project funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Sharon Webb (Principal Investigator) is an intervention in three important areas; community archives, digital preservation and content representation. 

The first workshop, ‘Digital Archives in Communities - Practice and Preservation’, will be held at the Sussex Humanities Lab 20-21st June and will feature a number of speakers and presentations by members of community archives as well as practitioners and researchers in archiving, digital preservation and arts practice. 

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