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pdf Directory of Digital Repositories and Services in the UK June 2005

Directory of Digital Repositories and Services in the UK June 2005

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Chippy campaigning: how the DPC likes to spend its ‘spare’ time

November 2016 saw the culmination of possibly the most exciting Digital Preservation Awards EVER! Well, it was for me anyway. Here’s why: we attracted more nominations than ever before – more than 30 from around the world and many from outside the Coalition too, we were able to offer more categories than ever before including a long overdue celebration of the work of our colleagues in commercial organisations and industry, the event was live streamed enabling another 300 people to watch on the...

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A foot in the door is worth two on the desk

Shibboleth I am asked, from time to time, how to persuade management that digital preservation matters. It’s a puzzling question in context and content. For a start, I am not sure I have ever persuaded anyone of anything. I have been on hand when people persuaded themselves but that’s not the same thing. It’s like finding the fire brigade at the scene of every major fire and assuming they are to blame. Moreover, I am not sure it’s possible to offer a global shibboleth for digital preservation...

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UK National Commission for UNESCO launches Policy Brief on UNESCO’s Recommendation on Documentary Heritage

UK organisations involved with the identification, preservation and promotion of documentary heritage should use UNESCO’s 2015 Recommendation on Protecting Documentary Heritage as a valuable advocacy and communications tool, a Policy Brief launched at the British Library this week suggests. The UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, Access to, Documentary Heritage in the Digital Era was agreed at the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris in November 2015. It...

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Procuring Digital Preservation: A Briefing

Introduction Selecting and deploying solutions is challenging enough in well-established business processes: but where the processes are new, or where the available resource to support procurement is stretched, moving from project to ‘business as usual’ can be hard.  It helps that a healthy market of digital preservation tools and services is emerging rapidly, into which a series of companies and not-for-profit agencies are now supplying products. And so digital preservation staff are...

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Digital Preservation Coalition nominated for IRMS Awards

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What the world needs now

{jcomments on} Inaugurations By coincidence I find myself working from home on the day a new US president is inaugurated. The coincidence: the last time an American president took office I was also working from home. Speeches and punditry burble through the kitchen radio as I hammer out a few more lines of something at the dining table. Same radio, same pundits, same table, very different presidents.   A different William too I suppose, mostly the effect of acquiring two children...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016

Watch the Digital Preservation Awards ceremony, filmed live on 30th November 2016 at the Wellcome Collection, London. Watch interviews with the winners View photos of the Digital Preservation Awards Ceremony Read the Twitter Highlights: [View the story "Digital Preservation Awards 2016" on Storify]

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016: Interviews with the Winners

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016: Watch the Ceremony

Watch the Digital Preservation Awards ceremony, filmed live on 30th November 2016 at the Wellcome Collection, London.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 – Winners Announced!

Leading organisations and practitioners in Digital Preservation came together on 30th November at the Wellcome Collection in London, to celebrate the culmination of the exciting Digital Preservation Awards 2016. Watch the video Watch interviews with the winners View photos of the Digital Preservation Awards Ceremony Hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and introduced by the Chair of Judges, Adrian Brown of the Parliamentary Archives, the evening celebrated the...

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Direct Advocacy and Public Policy Consultations

The DPC Board has adopted a set of principles for the DPC's engagement with public policy and direct advocacy.  It lays out in clear terms the values of the coalition and how and when the Coalition will intervene in public policy matters.  The full text of the policy is available to download [PDF 332KB].

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Advocacy

The Digital Preservation Coalition exists to help create a political and organisational climate responsive to the need for digital preservation. This requires a commitment to advocacy on behalf of the digital preservation community. We help key decision-makers and opinion-formers understand the opportunities and challenges of long-term access to digital collections and encourage them to act, ensuring that public and institutional...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 - Finalists: The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation

4C Project 4C helped organisations across Europe to invest more effectively in digital curation and preservation. Research in digital preservation and curation tended to emphasize the cost and complexity of the task in hand. 4C reminded us that the point of this investment is to realise benefit, so our research must encompass related concepts such as ‘risk’, ‘value’, ‘quality’ and ‘sustainability’. Through a program of outreach and development of a Curation Costs Exchange tool 4C helped...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 - Finalists: The NCDD Award for Teaching and Communications

Transforming Archives/Opening Up Scotland’s Archives  These HLF-supported programmes jointly offer 55 practical year-long traineeships (of which 37 fall into the qualifying period), hosted at 26 archives across England and Scotland 2014-17. Our aim is to transform the archives workforce, bringing people with specialist skills (including strong IT qualifications and experience) into the heritage sector and offering alternative pathways to careers in archives. Trainees focus on a...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 - Finalists: The DPC Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation

'A RAID map case study of high energy X-ray characterisation of microstructure' by Edith Halvorsson, University of Glasgow This project highlights research data preservation needs in the material sciences. It presents a case study involving a large-scale experiment that detail crystal structures in metal for quality assessment of products, such as jet engines where metal parts may be in operation for several years. Poor data management practices in this area can have critical impact...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 - Finalists: The DPC Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Industry

HSBC: Global Digital Archive System HSBC’s Global Digital Archive system launched in January 2015. It combines a synchronised Preservica  digital repository, with discrete Calm archival management catalogues covering Asia, Europe and  North America. This holistic approach to collections management and digital preservation merges  ingest and preservation workflows with strong search capabilities, enabling the archivists to curate  physical assets, digital...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 - Finalists: The DPC Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy

The Digital Repository of Ireland: Preserving Ireland’s Social and Cultural Record The Digital Repository of Ireland is a national trusted digital repository for Ireland’s social and cultural data, built through extensive and ongoing engagement with relevant communities in Ireland, and according to international best practices in repository architecture and data management best practices. DRI serves a large community, but has been particularly attentive to the needs of community archives...

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4C Project

The purpose of the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation (4C) project was to help organisations make better decisions and smarter investments in relation to curating and preserving their digital assets. Whilst the starting point for the project was ‘cost’ and cost modelling, it was clear from the outset that the point of making an investment is always to realise a benefit, so the work also needed to examine the benefits in relation to the costs. By extension, this involved thinking...

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Universities of York and Hull: Filling the Digital Preservation Gap

Filling the Digital Preservation Gap is exploring how we can apply digital preservation tools to  research data management. Funders now expect Higher Education Institutions to retain research  data in a usable form for longer periods of time. Rolling retention periods such as those mandated  by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) state that data should be  retained for ten years from the date of last access ; the Natural Environment Research...

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NCDD: Constructing a Network of National Facilities Together

Cross-domain collaboration lies at the heart of approach of the Dutch National Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD) for the formation of a national shared infrastructure for Digital Preservation. Under the motto “Joining forces for our digital memory”, the research project had the purpose to find out what level of differentiation between the domains offers the best balance for efficiency. Without collaboration, inefficiencies loom, while individual institutes continue to expand their...

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