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Archive Sector Enterprise Training (ASSET) Project: Registration open for course modules

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Archive Sector Enterprise Training (ASSET) Project

KES is an independent worldwide association involving about 5000 professionals, engineers, academics, students and managers, operated on a not-for-profit basis, from a base in the UK. A number of universities around the world contribute to its organisation, operation and academic activities. The aim of the ASSET project is to provide archive sector professionals with skills necessary to contribute to achieving the BFI Film Forever strategic priority 'Unlocking the UK's Film Heritage'. Registration is now open for the following three modules:

  • Intellectual Property Rights for Moving Image Archives - 28th & 29th January 2016
  • Business skills applicable to the Archive Sector - 22nd and 23rd February 2016
  • Monetising Digital Content - 9th and 10th March 2016 

Further information about the course, including how to register can be found here: http://www.kesinternational.org/asset.php

   

Registration open for PASIG, March 2016 in Prague

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Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Event, Prague, March 2016

Registration is open for the next PASIG event, from 9-11 March at the Czech National Library of Technology in Prague. 

Please note that the attendee cost is 200€ until the end of January which will become 250€ from 1st February onwards, so early registration is highly recommended.

Further information about the event can be found here: http://www.preservationandarchivingsig.org/events/2016/PASIGPRAGUE2016.html

For information including how to register, visit: http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/registration

   

Vacancy at King's College London: Lecturer in Digital Curation

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Lecturer in Digital Curation

Location: London
Position Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: Grade 6 or 7 £32,600 to £47,801 & London allowance ££2,323
Reference: THW/16/059639/000046
Closing Date: 14 February 2016

The Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London is entering a period of growth and expansion building on the success from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the rapid growth in student numbers on their four MA programmes, the recently launched BA in Digital Culture, and the PhD in Digital Humanities. 

A vacancy has arisen for a Lecturer in Digital Curation to join the team teaching on the highly successful MA Digital Asset and Media Management, the MA Digital Curation, and to contribute to the BA Digital Culture where appropriate. The post holder will be able to demonstrate research strengths and comprehensive knowledge of the lifecycle management of digital assets, including digital preservation, metadata, and access, and be capable of translating this knowledge into innovative and inspirational teaching.

Further information including how to apply can be found here: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=66182

   

Vacancy at Tate: Conservation Manager for Time-Based Media

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Conservation Manager, Time-Based Media

Location: Millbank and Southwark, London
Position Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: 34,680 GBP
Closing Date: 1700 Thursday, 4 February 2016

This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the key artworks in the world, joining Tate's Collection Care division in the new role of Conservation Manager: Time Based Media.  Time based media includes film, video, slide, audio, computer-based technologies and performance based artwork, all having a time or durational aspect.

Tate's Conservation department brings excellence and innovation to the care of Tate's historic, contemporary and modern art collections, from Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites to Louise Bourgeois and Ai Wei Wei. As a member of the Conservation Management Team, you will work with the Head of Conservation in the strategic planning and leadership of the department.  You will co-ordinate the delivery of Tate's public programme and be responsible for the operational planning, management and development of the Time Based Media team.

You will lead the development of the conservation specialisms within the team, supporting research and development in standards of care and working to raise the profile of Conservation internally and externally.  To be successful in the role, you will have a museum or gallery background with a professional qualification in Conservation and experience within your specialism.  You will be an experienced manager, with a track record in leading and developing teams and establishing a collaborative and high performing culture.  Your excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills will enable you to manage people, budgets and resources effectively.

Our opportunities are open for you to apply online. Please visit http://www.tate.org.uk/about/workingattate/

The closing date for the submission of completed application forms is Thursday, 4 February 2016 by 17:00.  Interviews will be held on weeks commencing Monday, 8 February 2016 and Monday, 15 February 2016.Our jobs are like our galleries, open to all.

   

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK have issued an Invitation to Tender for a Research Study

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Created on Monday, 11 January 2016 17:42

Invitation to Tender for the provision of a Research Study, The National Archives and Research Libraries UK

Issue date: 8 January 2016
Deadline for clarifications: Noon, 18th January 2016
Deadline for final response: Noon, 29th January 2016
Submit proposals to: Cathy Williams (TNA) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The National Archives (TNA) and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) have issued an Invitation to Tender for the provision of a Research Study into Collecting Drivers for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with Archives and Unique and Distinctive Collections (UDCs).

The core objective for the study is to demonstrate how collecting drivers within the HE sector reflect or are determined by changes in the institutional, national or global research environment including current research and teaching policy development.

The study will be framed around three fundamental questions:

1:  Collecting in Higher Education: the current situation

2:  The drivers for collecting across the Higher Education sector

3:  The challenges and potential channels for future collecting

The study will be conducted from the beginning of March to the end of October 2016. Tender submissions will be evaluated on a combination of Price (40%) and Quality of Response (60%).

Follow the link for more information on this opportunity: http://www.rluk.ac.uk/news/invitation-to-tender-research-into-collecting-drivers-for-heis-with-archives-and-udcs/

   

Six vacancies at Cambridge University Library and the Bodleian Libraries: Digital Preservation Specialist, (Polonsky Fellow)

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Created on Friday, 08 January 2016 15:09


Digital Preservation Specialist - Policy and Planning (Polonsky Fellow) - 2 posts
Reference: VE07893 
Position type: Fixed term, two years
Salary: £28,982-£37,768 per annum 
Location: Cambridge University Library or the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
Closing date: 29th February 2016
Further information about this position can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9010/

Digital Preservation Specialist - Outreach and Training (Polonsky Fellow) - 2 posts
Reference: VE07894 
Position type: Fixed term, two years
Salary: £28,982-£37,768 per annum 
Location: Cambridge University Library or the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
Closing date: 29th February 2016
Further information about this position can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9011/


Digital Preservation Specialist - Technical Officer (Polonsky Fellow)
Reference: VE07935 
Position type: Fixed term, two years
Salary: £34,576-£46,414 per annum 
Location: Cambridge University Library
Closing date: 29th February 2016
Further information about this position can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/9054/

Digital Preservation Specialist - Technical Officer (Polonsky Fellow)
Reference: 121124  
Position type: Fixed term, two years
Salary: £30,738 - £37,768 per annum 
Location: Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
Closing date: Closing date: 29th February 2016
http://ox.ac.uk/about/jobs Please use the 'search and apply for jobs' link quoting vacancy ID 121124 for further information 

Job Details

Cambridge University Library and the Bodleian Libraries have received substantial funding from the Polonsky Foundation to appoint six Polonsky Digital Preservation Fellows for a joint two-year project. Three Fellows will be based at each institution, and will work collaboratively to address the development of systems and services to support the long-term preservation of the libraries' digitised and born-digital cultural heritage collections. The roles of the three Fellows will be mirrored at each location, and will concentrate on the areas of Policy and Planning; Outreach and Training; and Technical. These six posts offer an exciting opportunity to help shape the digital preservation activities at two of the world's foremost research libraries, and to share with others the knowledge and experience learned.

For enquiries about these posts, please contact:
Grant Young at Cambridge  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Michael Popham at Oxford  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
   

"Standing on the Digits of Giants" - a joint ALPSP & DPC event

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The DPC is pleased to announce an upcoming seminar produced in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. “Standing on the Digits of Giants” is a seminar that will examine emerging trends in scholarly communication from the perspective of the publication and long-term access to the scholarly record.  This includes outputs not traditionally included within the primary scientific canon such as metadata, software and research data. This is a full day event and will be held at Arundel House (13-15 Arundel House, Temple Place, London WC2R) on Tuesday 8th March.

The day will encourage the exchange of ideas and discuss possible solutions or collaborations to issues. Participants will have clarity on the various moving parts that make up the digital research record, which will enable them to develop relevant policies and support for authors, editors and other clients. They will have increased knowledge and access to networks that will support scenario-planning and product development going forward. More details for the seminar can be found on the ALPSP website.

Ten free places have been reserved for DPC members, please contact Sharon McMeekin (sharon[at]dpconline.org) if you would like to attend. Non-members can book a seat via the registration page on the ALPSP website.

   

Happy new year!

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Happy New Year from everyone at DPC and NCDD!

Happy New Year

   

Seasons Greetings from the DPC

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The DPC would like to wish everyone a great time over the festive period. 

Our offices will be closed until Tuesday, 5th January 2016, and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

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The DPC welcomes Unilever Archives and Records Management (UARM) as its latest full member, November 2015

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The DPC are delighted to announce Unilever Archives and Records Management (UARM) as its latest full member. Unilever consists of several well-known brands, including PG Tips, Lux, Persil and Marmite, all of which feature in the company archive. This internationally significant collection of business records has been recognised by The National Archives as being of a high standard and has received “Designated Status” by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council.

Claire Tunstall, Heard of Art Archives & Records Management at UARM said, “Joining the DPC will allow us to think strategically and extend our purpose of preserving and conserving the archives of Unilever, including born digital materials. We hope that by connecting with other DPC members, their expertise will help us to take active steps to prevent the creation of a digital black hole within our archive.”

“It is great news and most encouraging to see another commercial organisation join the DPC”, said Laura Mitchell, Chair of the DPC and Deputy Keeper of the Records of Scotland. “Unilever has a large volume of digital assets and are keen to tackle the digital challenge that these records present. UARM are currently working on a number of digital preservation initiatives and projects to help inform corporate strategies and secure long-term access to this data.”

More information on the Unilever Archives can be found on their website: https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-history/unilever-archives.html

Information about the benefits of joining the DPC can be found here: http://www.dpconline.org/join-us

   

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