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Ariadne Article on Digital Preservation Road Shows 2009-10

Added on 15 February 2010

The Digital Preservation Roadshow 2009-10: The Incomplete Diaries of Optimistic Travellers

William Kilbride, DPC and Malcomn Todd, The National Archives report on the Digital Preservation Roadshow - an 11-month tour of the UK and Ireland designed to provide archivists and record managers with practical advice and support in managing digital resources.

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Scottish Arts Council joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 16 February 2010

Taking the long view for digital creativity: Scottish Arts Council joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

The Scottish Arts Council has taken a significant step to securing a lasting legacy from Scotland's digital creativity by joining the Digital Preservation Coalition. In doing so it joins a growing number of strategic bodies and memory institutions taking steps to ensure that digital objects can be accessible to future generation.

'The Scottish Arts Council takes digital preservation seriously', explained Kate Wallace, Senior Research Officer, Scottish Arts Council.  'Preserving a digital legacy for future generations of artists, organisations and the public gives greater access and can inspire learning.'

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e-Journals Are Forever? Joint DPC/Edina/JISC event, London 26th April 2010

Added on 18 February 2010

DPC, EDINA and JISC invite you to a briefing on continuting access and preservation of E-Journal content, London 26th April 2010.  For more details including registration, see the Events section of the DPC website.

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DPC launches new Web Archiving and Preservation Task Force

Added on 4 March 2010

At its meeting today, the DPC Board approved the creation of a new Web Archiving and Preservation Task Force.

The DPC Web Archiving and Preservation Task Force will allow members to share best practice to support their local priorities. It will identify, examine and review current policy in web archiving and preservation. It will provide a mutually supportive environment for continued policy development for members and a mechanism through which non-members can engage with web archiving policy.  In this way the Task Force will help to ensure that our generation can carve an appropriate legacy from the complexity and volatility of the web.

Click here for more details including Terms of Reference, the roadmap for 2010-11 and membership.

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Deadline is approaching for scholarships to DPTP

Added on 5 March 2010

The DPC Leadership Programme is offering scholarship to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme in London at the end of March. 

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DPC Response to First Consultation on Legal Deposit (March 2010)

The DPC has published its response to the recent consultation from the Department for Culture Media and Sport on 'UK Online Publications'. 

The DPC has welcomed the progress which has been made by the Legal Deposit Advisory Panel on recommendations for collecting digital material and is eager that the momentum recently achieved is maintained so that continuing progress can be made. It warmly welcomes the proposal for regulation-based harvesting and calls for early implementation of this proposal, offering the assistance of the DPC in capacity building for staff and tools which this will necessitate. 

There is a range of opinions within the DPC's membership regarding the access provisions within the Proposals. The position of the DPC itself, however, remains clear that future access to the harvested materials at any level will be impossible without the safeguards that rigorous attention to preservation provides.

The original consultation document is online at: http://www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/consultations/6506.aspx

Click here to read the DPC's full response [pdf, 385kb].

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2010 Digital Preservation Award opens for expressions of interest

Added on 24 March 2010

The DPC and ICON are delighted to announce the programme for the Digital Preservation Award 2010, a Conservation Award sponsored and administered by the DPC.  Preliminary details are being announced today for a competition that will open in earnest in May. 

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DPC Response to Review of Exceptions

The DPC has published its response to the recent Intellectual Property Office consultation on exceptions to copyright law with a detailed discussion of how these proposals impact on digital preservation. 

In summary, the DPC warmly welcomes the proposal to permit multiple copies to be created for preservation purposes. It notes and welcomes the proposal to broaden the types of content that can qualify for this exception and welcomes the proposal that extends this exception to a wider range of institutions.

The DPC seeks a number of clarifications to ensure that perfectly reasonable preservation actions are not inadvertently inhibited. For example the Coalition want to ensure that institutions are not prevented from collaborative preservation and is concerned that attempting to restrict preservation copying to an institution’s permanent collection may interfere with perfectly laudable and reasonable rescue and appraisal efforts.

The original consultation is online here from the Intellectual Property Office.

See the full text of our response here. [PDF 430KB]

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DPC Response to IPO review of exceptions to copyright

Added on 31 March 2010

The DPC has published its response to the recent Intellectual Property Office consultation on exceptions to copyright law with a detailed discussion of how these proposals impact on digital preservation. 

In summary, the DPC warmly welcomes the proposal to permit multiple copies to be created for preservation purposes. It notes and welcomes the proposal to broaden the types of content that can qualify for this exception and welcomes the proposal that extends this exception to a wider range of institutions.

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JISC 2010 Conference - Digitisation, Digital Preservation & Archiving

The DPC invites you to come and join us on stand no. 22.

Talk to us about:

  • DP Leadership Programme & Scholarships
  • Web Archiving and Preservation Task Force
  • The Digital Preservation Award 2010
  • Forthcoming DPC Events
  • How to join us!
  • Meet some of our members, including ULCC

ULCC will be show casing a number of their projects and work including:

  • E-Prints repository for the Linnean Society
  • BT Archives, Digitisation of wartime posters
  • The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP)
  • Assessing Institutional Digital Assets - AIDA
  • JISC-PoWR (Preservation of Web Resources)
  • SNEEP (Social Network Extensions for EPrints)

If you would like to arrange a specific appointment time to speak to either a DPC or ULCC representative please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More details about the Conference: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events.aspx

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