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Vacancy for Web Archivist at the British Library

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  • Job title - Web Archivist
  • Salary - £29,000 Boston Spa or £32,000 St Pancras
  • Type - Permanent. full Time (36 hours per week)
  • Location - Based in St Pancras, London or Boston Spa, West Yorkshire

This is an exciting opportunity to join the British Library’s renowned Web Archiving Team and contribute to the development of the UK's National Web Archive collection. Working closely with the Lead Curator, you will drive the appraisal, description and preservation of the Web Archive. Your key responsibilities will be to ensure that websites are adequately captured, curated, highlighted and used. You will work with a range of tools to describe and collect UK websites ensuring that they meet quality criteria and that the metadata requirements of the collection are met. You will work with curators across the British Library and Legal Deposit Libraries to ensure that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to collection development by using our specialist web archiving tools.


‘Preserving Transactional Data’: Member preview of new DPC Technology Watch Report now available

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The DPC, UK Data Service and Charles Beagrie Ltd are delighted to offer members a preview of the latest DPC Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Transactional Data’ by Sara Day Thomson of the Digital Preservation Coalition. This report tackles the requirements for preserving transactional data and the accompanying challenges facing companies and institutions that aim to re-use these data for analysis or research, presenting the issues and strategies which emphasize preservation practices that facilitate re-use and reproducibility.


Vacancy for Digital Archivist (20-month contract) at National Library of Ireland

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The successful candidate will contribute to the RDA's European training programmes in research data and to the development of an open-access European database of knowledge about best practice in research data management and sharing.  In addition, and working with the Digital Collections team, the Digital Archivist will work to advance a series of born digital pilot projects, concentrating on different digital file formats and working through the full cycle from acquisition to preservation and online availability.  The person appointed will be expected to undertake European travel as required and to present their work at conferences and events internationally and in Ireland.


Consultancy Opportunity with Cambridge University Library

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Cambridge University Library (CUL) is planning to source and implement a new archival management system (AMS) for use by the Cambridge University Libraries, Colleges and other institutions associated with the University of Cambridge.

There is an initial requirement for an experienced consultant, with archives and/or extensive library experience, with an understanding of the hierarchical nature of archival cataloguing and the relevant archival standards, for the first phase of the project which should take approximately 2-3 months duration to complete. The consultant will work alongside the custodians of our archives, manuscripts and records to identify and analyse requirements, prepare a formal business case for approval and identify a range of potential products that could meet our needs.


Dates confirmed for Digital Preservation Awards Judging Panel Meetings

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DPA2016_LogoThe DPC is delighted to confirm dates for the Digital Preservation Awards Judging Panel Meetings for 2016. The meeting to agree shortlisted nominees will take place on Tuesday 30th August and and the final judging panel meeting to agree the winners will take place on Tuesday 11th October.


Webinar recording and new dates available

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Recording of 'The Sustainability of Born Digital Art' webinar with Gaby Wijers now available 

The recording of the latest DPC/NCDD webinar with Gaby Wijers entitled 'The Sustainability of Born Digital Art' is now available for members to view online. In this webinar Gaby talks to us about the current situation in the Netherlands concerns the sustainability of born digital art. Can we preserve it for the future, and what is needed to do so? Gaby uses examples from the research report on born digital art of the Dutch Cultural Coalition Digital Preservation (only available in Dutch) and the Transformation Digital Art project from the Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SMBK).

Upcoming and new dates in the DPC webinar programme


Vacancy for Technical Lead, Digital Collections at National Library of Ireland

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  • Job title - Technical Lead, Digital Collections
  • Location - National Library of Ireland, Dublin

The NLI's current digital services infrastructure combines open-source software, vendor-supplied products and locally-developed middleware and interfaces.  Core systems include a Library Management System, discovery and access systems and a digital repository system which currently manages over 40TB of digitised material.  The Technical Lead, Digital Collections will provide technical oversight and strategic leadership in developing and enhancing the NLI's digital services infrastructure to meet the NLI's core strategic objectives.


Webinar session from 'Preserve Better: Accreditation and Certification for Digital Archives and Digital Repositories,' 25th May - sign up now

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Next week's webinar session will be broadcast live from our DPC Briefing Day 'Preserve Better: Accreditation and Certification for Digital Archives and Digital Repositories' in London, on 25th May.

The session will follow the introductory session with William Kilbride and will provide an overview of accreditation and certification for archives, in particular trust, certification and digital preservation.

This session will take place at the earlier time of 10.30am - 11.15am and will be ideal for those unable to attend the event in person. Outcomes from the remainder of the day will be published as slides after the event, and we will live tweet throughout the day using the hashtag #dpc_pb.

If you would like to participate in the webinar session, please email sarah [dot] middleton [at] dpconline [dot] org by 12 noon, Tuesday 24th May.


Transforming Archives (Digital Skills) Traineeship available at Norfolk Record Office

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  • Location - Norfolk Record Office, Norwich
  • Salary - £14,500 salary

Are you interested in testing your skills in technology in the archive sector? If you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions, then we would like to hear from you.


Registration now open for iPRES 2016

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iPRES 2016, 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation, Bern - Switzerland, October 3-6, 2016

Online registration for iPRES 2016 is now open - click now to sign up and benefit from early bird rates by registering before 1st August 2016.


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