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DPC and Charles Beagrie Limited to collaborate on new Technology Watch Series

Added on 20 May 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition and Charles Beagrie Limited are delighted to announce a collaboration to produce 5 new DPC Technology Watch Reports. The collaboration follows a DPC call for proposals issued in December last year and selection of Charles Beagrie Limited as the preferred bidder.

The collaboration will produce a series of 5 Technology Watch Reports over the next 12 months under the general supervision of an editorial board and Neil Beagrie as principal investigator and commissioning editor. The 5 proposed reports and their authors are as follows:

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Revisiting Archival Principles - an invitation from the AIMS project

Added on 13 May 2011

The Mellon Foundation has funded four universities (Stanford, Yale, Virginia and Hull) to reflect more deeply than is often possible about the development and management of  digital collections – especially born digital archival collections.   The project – the AIMS project – has therefore invited DPC members to join them for a day of debate and discussion about archival principles in a digital environment.  (London on the 10th of June.)

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DPC Leadership Programme funds six members at the Digital Preservation Training Programme

Added on 12 May 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has awarded six scholarships so that members can attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) in Glasgow in May.

‘Feedback from members tells us that they really value the scholarships which the DPC makes available to members through its Leadership Programme’, explained William Kilbride of the DPC. ‘We originally advertised five scholarships, but after looking over the applications we found we had six really strong candidates who could demonstrate how the scholarship would make a real difference to their employer and have an impact on their career progression.  So we’re delighted to be able to make an extra award.’

The following applicants were selected:

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Two new digital preservation projects - APARSEN and TIMBUS

Added on 9 May 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition is partner in two projects recently funded by European Commission, called 'APARSEN' and 'TIMBUS'.  These projects will influence and extend the work of the Coalition in the next three years and will considerably enhance the range of benefits associated with membership.

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Notes on EC funding plans for digital preservation research and innovation 2013 onwards

Added on 9 May 2011

On 4-5th May 2011 the EC hosted an invitational event to discuss and consult on future plans for digital preservation in Europe. It sought to look beyond the current Framework Programme and establish priorities for research in digital preservation for the next (FP8). William Kilbride attended on behalf of the DPC though there were various members present in their own right – BL, JISC, DCC, Portsmouth University - there were 64 people present. The action plan for FP8 is progressing rapidly and the first complete draft will be complete within a couple of weeks. Suggestions for priority additions can still be made but suggestions need to be submitted within the next two to four weeks if they are to make the first draft. DPC members are therefore encouraged to review this document and contact WK early if they wish to make proposals or amendments. See section five.

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation - all slides now available

Added on 19 April 2011

Getting Started in Digital Preservation - Slides now available!

Slides from all four 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' events in London on 4th Feb, Glasgow on 28th Feb,Cardiff on 21st March and York on 15th April are now available online. 

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Portsmouth University joins the Coalition

Added on 18 April 2011

Portsmouth University joins the Coalition

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth as its latest associate member. 

'The Future Proof Computing Group at the University of Portsmouth has a track record of research and development of digital preservation through initiatives like the KEEP project (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable)' explained Dr David Anderson. 'We're about to start a new project, POCOS, funded by the JISC, on the preservation of complex objects, and have interests in topics like the sustainability of computer games technology, the history of computing, emulation, virtualization and data warehousing.

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes Portsmouth University as its latest associate member

Added on 12 April 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth as its latest associate member.

'The Future Proof Computing Group at the University of Portsmouth has a track record of research and development of digital preservation through initiatives like the KEEP project (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable)' explained Dr David Anderson. 'We're about to start a new project, POCOS, funded by the JISC, on the preservation of complex objects, and have interests in topics like the sustainability of computer games technology, the history of computing, emulation, virtualization and data warehousing.

Dr Janet Delve observed 'We’re delighted to join the DPC as a way of amplifying and facilitating our research, especially for the KEEP project.'

'This is just one example of the wide range of expertise within the coalition that we’re keen to share. DPC has an impressively diverse membership: working with them will help ensure the greatest possible impact from our research.'

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Directors' Group 2011 - Oxford 27 June. Delegate registration available

Added on 11 April 2011

The Directors’ Group is an extended and informal networking event where staff, partners, contractors or allies of full members are invited to describe and discuss current, forthcoming and future digital preservation projects.  It encourages the development of bilateral and multi-lateral relationships among members; helps disseminate good practice; and ensures that the work of the coalition remains tied to the changing needs of the workforce.

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Register now for 'Data for Life' (Newcastle 26th May 2011)

Added on 28 March 2011

The Datum Project at the University of Northumbria and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to announce that registration for 'Data For Life: Digital Preservation and Health Sciences' is now open -

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