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One month left to enter the Digital Preservation Awards 2016

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The Digital Preservation Awards 2016 draws ever closer, with just one month left to enter the most significant celebration of achievements in digital preservation.

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Now is the time for you to send us your nominations and be in with a chance of being named the best in your field of expertise and receive recognition for all of your hard work – the deadline for entries is 12noon on Tuesday 26th July.

Entry to the Digital Preservation Awards is free and open to all organisations and individuals, so apply now!

   

Recording of 'Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Archives' webinar - now available online

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The recording of our latest DPC webinar session with Paul Wilson and Sara Day Thomson on 'Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Archives' is now available for members to view online. In this session Paul explains how he arrived at a Preservation Planning process which suited his requirements for Personal Digital Archiving after a 35 year journey.

Don't forget to sign up for the next in our series of webinars. This session on Wednesday 6th July entitled '“Then and Now”: What does the changing use of Preservica software tell us about the future of Digital Preservation?' will be presented by Preservica Product Manager, Martin Springell and will explore how the use of Digital Preservation software has evolved over the last two years - highlighting important trends and illustrating his talk with customer examples and demonstrations of Preservica’s very latest features.

   

Web Archiving Service contract opportunity with the National Records of Scotland

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The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has issued a tender invitation for a Web Archiving Service contract.

  • Closing date for raising clarification questions on the ITT: 15 July 2016
  • Invitation to Tender closing date for submission of tenders: 3:00pm GMT - 1 August 2016

For further information, to register an interest and for all enquiries visit: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

   

Recording of 'Strong format obsolescence vs weak software obsolescence' webinar - now available online

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The recording of our latest DPC webinar session which took place at yesterday's 'Re:Format' event at the Guildhall in York is now available for members to view online. The session with Euan Cochrane of Yale, entitled 'Strong format obsolescence vs weak software obsolescence' talks us through the digital preservation challenges presented by file format obsolescence.

Don't forget to sign up for the next in our series of webinars. This session on Wednesday 29th June will join Paul WIlson for his explanation of how he arrived at a process for 'Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Archives.'

   

Statement on collaboration and the European Union from the Digital Preservation Coalition

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The DPC is a not for profit operating on behalf of our members and of all to ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. 

Reflecting on the outcome of the UK EU Referendum and on the excellent relationship we have enjoyed with our European members, partners, friends and funders since our foundation in 2002, we note that the challenges of digital preservation are global: larger than any organisation, sector or individual country. We note that the benefits of international collaboration are not simply financial: they add value and extend our reach. While the Coalition certainly has its roots in the UK and Ireland, our community is global and our membership has grown in recent years, enriched by organisations from across the world.

The result of the EU referendum is not as many of us may have expected, but the challenge we face remains and is an international one. Our members derive great benefit from working across borders, countries and continents - digital preservation is a problem best faced together. And whether we are part of the EU or not, the DPC intends to continue enjoying the benefits of working with our international partners for many years to come.

   

A catalyst for action: New Handbook provides practical guidance in Digital Preservation

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A new edition of the Digital Preservation Handbook was officially launched at the Guildhall in York yesterday, updating the original version first published in 2001.

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DPC Offers Scholarships to Members for iPRES 2016

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The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer three scholarships to its members to attend the 2016 iPRES conference to be held in Bern, Switzerland, 3rd-6th October 2016. These scholarships are aimed at early-career professionals who have passed beyond the need for introductory training but do not have ready access to further development opportunities. The scholarships include conference fees and a contribution towards travel and subsistence.

iPRES is the longest standing digital preservation conference and this important event brings together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in digital preservation. iPRES 2016 will attract participants from leading institutions, projects and initiatives from all around the world. The conference will provide a unique development opportunity that will allow scholarship recipients to engage with the leading edge of digital preservation research and practice whilst also making new contacts within the digital preservation community.

The conference features key notes, conference sessions, panels, workshops, tutorials, poster sessions and a series of social activities. The core conference dates are:

  • Monday, October 3, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Workshops and tutorials will be held on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. The conference is hosted by the Swiss National Library and more information is available via the conference website: www.ipres2016.ch

Attendance at iPRES 2016 costs 420 CHF (~£300) per person. The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer three scholarships which meet the costs of the registration fees for full conference attendance, along with a bursary of up to £250 per scholarship which should be spent on travel and subsistence costs. Applications are welcomed from all DPC members and associates.

Please see the scholarship announcement for full details and criteria for applicants. The relevant scholarship application form should be used to apply and the closing date for entries is 8th July 2016 at 17:00.

   

Consultancy opportunity for Online Training Programme Developer with UNHCR

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  • Project Title: Development of the new UNHCR Records and Archives Management Online Training Programme
  • Organisation: UNHCR
  • Job Title: Records and Archives Online Training Programme Developer Duty
  • Station: Home based
  • Duration: 01 July – 31 December 2016
  • Contract Type: Individual Consultant
  • Closing date: 21 June 2016

Records and Archives Section of the Office of United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites consultants to submit proposal for the project management for development of the New UNHCR Records and Archives Management Online Training Programme. The consultant will be the project manager and coordinate the staff in Records and Archives Section who will develop most of the modules. In addition, the consultant will develop the Mandatory Records and Archives Management Induction Module with the support of Global Learning Center and an external company. The consultant will work remotely and meetings will be with online communication tools.


   

Recording of 'Long time coming: trust, certification and digital preservation' webinar - now available online

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The recording of our latest DPC webinar session with William Kilbride and Kees Waterman, entitled 'Long time coming: trust, certification and digital preservation' is now available for members to view online.

This session is a re-run of the cancelled webinar from our 'Preserve Better' Briefing Day on 25th May and examines current certification and accreditation programmes for archives. William is joined by Kees Waterman who is currently working with the Data Seal of Approval in the Netherlands.

Don't forget to sign up for the next in our series of webinars. This session on Wednesday 29th June will join Paul WIlson for his explanation of how he arrived at a process for 'Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Archives.'

   

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

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The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), UK Data Service and Charles Beagrie Ltd are delighted to release the latest DPC Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Transactional Data’ by the DPC’s Sara Day Thomson. 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.

   

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