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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!

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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 Library Software Developer at the University of Edinburgh

8 January 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

£27,285 to £31,604 per annum

Fixed Term

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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Vacancy for Head of Archives at the BBC

2 February 2018

London, UK

Full-Time

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

17 December 2017

York, UK

£31,604-£38,832 per year

Fixed Term

The World’s Most At-risk Digital Materials Identified

Added on 30 November 2017

A ‘Bit List’ of the World’s Endangered Digital Species has been unveiled for the first time today as part of an international campaign to raise awareness of the need to preserve digital materials.

Co-ordinated and published by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the Bit List draws parallels with the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and identifies a number of data, software and storage types which, if appropriate action is not taken, could become ‘practically extinct.’

“Teletext and the BBC’s Ceefax are an example of digital material which is now practically extinct and cannot be accessed by any practical means,” explains Executive Director of the DPC, Dr. William Kilbride. “While this might not be seen as critical information, and the service has been replaced by a modern equivalent, it matters for two reasons.  Our libraries and archives have good collections of printed newspapers: but for the late 70’s, 80’s and 1990’s there’s a gap relating to this genre of online news.  That’s a concern for historians and journalists.  But more importantly, it demonstrates the trend to data loss, even for popular and well-funded services. That matters to us all.”

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