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The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ a Head of Good Practice and Standards to fill a new post. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and important role, designing a new program in standards and good practice for digital preservation whilst supporting the needs of an established DPC member.

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Closing soon: Submit nominations for the Digital Preservation Awards by 30th July

The search for the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2018 Digital Preservation Awards! This year the exciting process will culminate in a spectacular awards ceremony in Amsterdam, as part of an International Conference hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum on World Digital Preservation Day (previously International Digital Preservation Day) on Thursday 29th November 2018.

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Community Engagement

We enable a growing number of agencies and individuals in all sectors and in all countries to participate in a dynamic and mutually supportive digital preservation community.

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Advocacy

We campaign for a political and institutional climate more responsive and better informed about the digital preservation challenge; raising awareness about the new opportunities that resilient digital assets create.

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Workforce Development

We provide opportunities for our members to acquire, develop and retain competent and responsive workforces that are ready to address the challenges of digital preservation.

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Capacity Building

We support and assure our members in the delivery and maintenance of high quality and sustainable digital preservation services through knowledge exchange, technology watch, research and development.

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Good Practice and Standards

We identify and develop good practice and standards that make digital preservation achievable, supporting efforts to ensure services are tightly matched to shifting requirements.

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Management and Governance

We ensure the DPC is a sustainable, competent organisation focused on member needs, providing a robust and trusted platform for collaboration within and beyond the Coalition.

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We are building:
  • a dynamic and mutually supportive digital preservation community.
  • a political and institutional climate more responsive and better informed about the digital preservation challenge.
  • workforces that are ready to address the challenges of digital preservation.
  • high quality and sustainable digital preservation services.
  • good practice and standards that make digital preservation achievable.
  • a sustainable, competent organization focussed on member needs.
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Digital Preservation Handbook

The Handbook aims to identify good practice in creating, managing and preserving digital materials. By providing a strategic overview of the key issues, discussion and guidance on strategies and activities, and pointers to key projects and reports, the Handbook aims to provide guidance for institutions and individuals and a range of tools to help them identify and take appropriate actions.

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Vacancy at the Digital Preservation Coalition: Head of Good Practice and Standards 20 July 2018 The DPC seeks a Head of Good Practice and Standards. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and important new role, designing a new program in standards and good practice for digital preservation. Read Article
On Hearing the Learned Astronomer William Kilbride William Kilbride Last updated on 20 July 2018 We’re used to the idea that digital preservation means a commitment to length of time: we forget at our peril that our mission is to the width of meaning too. Go to Blog
Museums and digital memory: from creation and curation to digital preservation | Co-Sponsored Event (All Welcome, Registration Essential) 3 September 2018 | 09:30 - 17:00 The British Museum’s National Programmes team, with the generous support of the Vivmar Foundation, is hosting a free one-day conference on Monday 3 September 2018 in partnership with the Digital Preservation Coalition. View Event

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