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Recording now available for DPC 'Technology Bytes' webinar with Luis Faria on SCOUT

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The recording from our DPC 'Technology Bytes' weninar session with Luis Faria on the SCAPE Project's SCOUT tool is now available online. Members can watch the recording of Luis's presentation in the members area of the DPC website using their login. 


'Professor (HATII)' Vacancy with the University of Glasgow, School of Humanities

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College of Arts, School of Humanities

Professor (HATII)

Vacancy Ref: 010096

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape the future direction of research and teaching in the internationally-recognised Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) and the School of Humanities. This role provides the opportunity to take a well-known brand in the sector and build on its successes as well as leading new innovative developments through your transformative strategic, academic, and research leadership.

You will be able to demonstrate an international profile in one or preferably more of the areas of digital curation, information management, digital heritage, and digital humanities, and may have employment experience in the Gallery, Library, Archive or Museum sectors. As a result, you will be able to demonstrate the integration of the study of information with cultural and humanistic studies in order to bridge research and practice through knowledge exchange and technological implementation in the context of institutional settings such as cultural heritage organisations, museums, libraries and archives.

Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation

Closing date:  26 March 2015.

For further information and to apply for this job, visit: http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6033226/professor-hatii-/?LinkSource=PremiumListing


'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' Roadshow 2015 - Dates announced

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The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to invite you to join us at a series of workshops which will equip collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills necessary for ‘Getting started in Digital Preservation.’

The Roadshow will be touring the UK between March and July 2015, and registration is now open for the first in the series in Leeds:

The day long introductions assumes no prior knowledge except a willingness to engage with digital preservation. Through a series of presentations, case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to apply techniques of assessment, risk management and planning to help secure their digital collections.

To see the full programme and register now for 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' at University of Leeds Library, visit the events page of the DPC website now.

Looking for an intermediate approach to Digital Preservation...? Details of our 'Making Progress in Digital Preservation' Roadshow are coming soon.


'Management, Preservation and Publishing of Digital Data for Archaeologists' Workshop at the University of Leicester, 9th-10th March

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The Archaeology Data Service (ADS), Internet Archaeology and English Heritage are running the successful CPD workshop 'Management, Preservation and Publishing of Digital Data for Archaeologists' as part of the University of Leicester and English Heritages Heritage Practice Training Courses this year.

The workshop will be held on Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March 2015.

Through a series of presentations, practical sessions and group discussions, this course will explore the importance of digital preservation for the long term safety of archaeological data and provide practical guidance on how to prepare, curate, deposit and access digital data. We will also provide guidance on data publishing online and introduce Linked Open Data for archaeology.

The course is aimed primarily at archaeology data creators and data curators operating in national agency and local authority heritage environments. However this course will also be of benefit to professionals working in commercial, independent and research environments and to community groups utilising and creating archaeological data.  It will be of particular interest to those who maintain large data sets and need to efficiently manage, effectively preserve, and provide access to, their data for the future.

Sign up before February 16th to get the early bird discount!

Register or find out more about the course here: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/history/heritage/digital-data-archaeology


Early bird registration rate extended for Archiving Tomorrow 2015 Conference, Birmingham, 12th - 13th March 2015

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DPC members are entitled to 'Institutional Delegate Rate' and an extended Early Bird Registration rate for Archiving Tomorrow 2015 Conference until Friday 13th February.

The conference will bring together Archivists, Curators, Academics, Film Makers, Owners of Small & Specialised Collections of Audio Visual Materials, Editors, Producers, Directors, Technologists, Industry, Researchers and Archives of all size and form, to discuss, debate and learn about the in-depth revolution that is the transitional period between Film and Digital.

Through interviews and presentations, workshops and panels with producers, commercial & regional archives, television channels, research and development teams, technologists, academics and projects, the conference will examine all aspects of filmmaking,from capture to edit, visual effects to colour correction, preservation, distribution to archive and archive to screen - also exploring the legal implications of this, the economics behind the business of film, access, the past, the present and the future.

At this moment in time when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, the aim is to explore and discover more on exactly what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.

The conference will see contributions from ***BAFTA*** ITV SHIVER *** BFI *** FOCAL International *** BBC *** The Kaleidoscope Archive *** Royal Holloway University *** Aviator-Management *** BUFVC *** Rain Media Entertainment *** The Copyright Hub *** Illuminations *** BECTU *** Warwick University *** Media Archive for Central England (MACE) *** Birmingham City University *** Canis Media: The UK’s leading broadcast management company, EPG broker and channel launch specialist *** Senior Archive Producers and more . . . . 


Registration now open for the fourth in the series of the DPC’s ‘Technology Bytes’ and ‘Digital Preservation in Action’ Webinar Series

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The fourth sessions, which will be brought to us by Luis Faria of KEEP Solutions and Riognach Ahern of the Wellcome Trust will take place on Wednesday 25th February and 4th March 2015.

The second series of 'Technology Bytes' webinars and a new series on ‘Digital Preservation in Action’ offer a deep dive into some of the available tools, techniques and their practical application in real organisations. Both series will provide an opportunity understand the strengths of some of the newest tools and innovations available, how these might be best applied to digital preservation in practice, as well as providing a platform for members to voice their needs and concerns directly to representatives of a wide range of tool developers and providers.

Places are limited and registration is essential, for members-only. For more details and to register, see the DPC website: 


Recording from DPC 'Digital Preservation in Action' with Fran Baker at the Universty of Manchester now available

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The recording from the next in our series of DPC 'Digital Preservation in Action' with Fran Baker and the Carcanet Press Email Preservation Project at The University of Manchester is now available online. Members can watch the recording of Fran's presentation in the members area of the DPC website using their login. 


Vacancy at The British Library: Repository Manager

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Come and join us as custodians of the UK's national collection of digital content

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of repository management and help ensure the Library can preserve its digital collections far into the future. Working closely with colleagues from across the Library, you will be part of our Digital Preservation Team and be a leading source of expertise in long term system management. You’ll work with colleagues to ensure our repository infrastructure and processes are of sufficiently high quality to meet the Library’s legal obligations and support us in our role as the nation’s digital cultural memory. 

The successful candidate will care about the longevity of the British Library’s digital material and be motivated to work with both content owners and technical colleagues to manage the day to day running of the repository and keep watching watchful eye over repository development initiatives. You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and your knowledge and experience with preserving digital collections will be of particular importance.

This is a fixed term post for two years, based at Boston Spa. The post holder will be expected to travel on occasion, either to other Library sites, nationally, or internationally.

Closing date: 19th February 2015.

 For more details and to apply, visit bit.ly/163VyYN 


iPres2015, Call for Papers Announced

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iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials. The iPRES 2015 will be held on November 2-6, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Contributions are currently being sought that present research and innovative practice in digital preservation.

The iPRES 2015 conference is seeking contributions from research and innovative practice in digital preservation.  For more details see:


Vacancy at Strathclyde University: Institutional Repository Support Assistant (open contract)

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The University of Strathclyde has a commitment to boldness and innovation as part of its core institutional values, and we believe that our engagement with Open Access and repository development is a significant example of this commitment. Therefore, in furtherance of these values, the Library and Information Resources of the University is now seeking to appoint an Institutional Repository Support Assistant to work on materials and records deposited in the Institutional Repository.

The role will include the use of both PURE (the University’s research information system) and Strathprints (the Library’s Open Access Institutional Repository). The work involves validating metadata, including correcting, generating and approving metadata, which describes a wide variety of scholarly outputs. You will need to be able to understand and interpret research funder Open Access deposit policies, have some knowledge of copyright matters, liaise with academic departmental administrators and authors, and be able to manipulate digital files. An attention to detail and the ability to work with colleagues across the department are key requirements for the post. You will have a good general education to SCE Higher or equivalent. A recognised qualification in information management would be an advantage. Some experience of working with research data or publications, including online record creation and amendment to a high level of accuracy, would also be an advantage.

There may be a requirement for the post-holder to carry out late evening and weekend shift duties on a rota basis.

For full details of the post and to apply online, please visit: http://goo.gl/PZem9J

To request an application pack, contact Human Resources, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ, tel 0141 553 4133, quoting ref: 14533.

Closing Date Sunday, 15 February 2015.


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