DPC Announces Scholarships for IDCC 2018 in Barcelona

Added on 11 December 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two scholarships to its members to enable them to enable them to attend the 2018 IDCC Conference in Barcelona, 19-22 February 2018.

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IDPD17 Logos

The DPC would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for translating and providing IDPD17 Logos in a multitude of international languages: Eileen Lim, Library and Archives Canada; Barbara Signiori, Swiss National Library; Rob Buckley, UAE Archives; Brecht DeClercq, VIAA; Joshua Ng and Viknesh, Asian Film Archives; Maung Okkar, Save Myanmar Film; Efi Sri Handayani, Indonesian Film Center; Lisabona, Moving Image Preservation and Presentation Consultant; Sanchai Chotirosseranee, Film Archive, Thailand; Bono Olgado, University of the Philippines; Miguel Angel Mardero Arellano, IBICT Brazil; Panagiotis Papageorgiou, University of Portsmouth.

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Vacancy for Library Software Developer at the University of Edinburgh

8 January 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

£27,285 to £31,604 per annum

Fixed Term

Significance & Authenticity: A Briefing

The DPC and Tate invite you to join us for a briefing on applying the principles of significance and authenticity to digital objects. The event provides a forum for practitioners from different backgrounds to explore and exchange approaches and methods. 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (Office Closed 20th December - 2nd January)

Added on 18 December 2017


The DPC would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all its members and friends, and thank you for your tremendous support throughout 2017.  I think it's safe to say it's been one  our busiest years yet, with highlights including a win at the IRMS Awards for the Digital Preservation Handbook, the first International Digital Preservation Day and the launch of the 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species... not to mention a huge influx of new members and Commercial Supporters. Welcome to you all!


Our office will be closed from 5pm (UK time) on Tuesday 19th December and we'll be open again on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  During that period we will only be checking email intermittently.  

We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year and everything that 2018 will bring!

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Vacancy for Applications Developer (OASIS) at the Archaeology Data Service

7 January 2018

York, UK

£31,604-£38,832 per year

Fixed Term

Bit by bit: Processing Born Digital Accessions at National Records of Scotland

Jenny Hunt

Jenny Hunt

Last updated on 5 January 2018

Jenny Hunt is the Digital Archivist for the National Records of Scotland Digital Records Unit.

Like many other institutions worldwide National Records of Scotland (NRS) is grappling with digital preservation and finding a solution which will allow the Keeper of the Records of Scotland to carry on his duty to preserve the records of Scotland into the future in a digital age. Our Digital Preservation Programme is currently working on a new digital infrastructure on which to build its repository – so how are we preserving archival digital material in the meantime?

NRS first received archival born digital records in 1998. Since then we have amassed almost 1.07 million digital files in over 130 accessions. We began a formal process of quarantining accessions in the late 2000s, copying each transfer on to a standalone pc with virus-checking software which was updated weekly and scanning it once a week for a period of four weeks. A duplicate of the accession was then produced and sent to off-site storage.

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Vacancy at the Parliamentary Archives, London: Digital Archivist

21 January 2018

London, UK

£30,150 per annum



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