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Reflecting on the ARA 2021 Conference as an Archives & Records Management Student

Jessica Hooley is a MA Archive and Records Management student at Aberystwyth University. She attended the ARA 2021 Virtual Conference with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. The MA Archive and Records Management course at Aberystwyth University has provided a great basis to start my professional career in archives and records management. Seeing the schedule for the ARA Conference, it sparked my interest as it would support and develop what...

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Marketing Records Management and Digital Preservation – Approaches to Advocacy at the ARA 2021 Virtual Conference

Janina Ziesche works as an Executive Assistant at the International Atomic Energy Agency. She attended the ARA 2021 Virtual Conference with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I am not (yet, at least) a trained records manager or archivist, but I have practical experience working on projects that aimed to establish or improve records and information management (RIM), as well as knowledge management structures in two different organizations. While...

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Developing an Access Strategy for Born Digital Archival Material: Technology Watch Guidance Note available for Member preview

The DPC has released the next in its series of Technology Watch Guidance Notes on Access to digital collections. The new Guidance Note, entitled Developing an Access Strategy for Born Digital Archival Material  by Brian Dietz and Shira Peltzman, is available as a Member preview from today. “The goal of digital preservation is access, and yet it's an area that has been historically underexplored,” Shira explains. “This resource provides some basic guidance for practitioners to help...

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3D Data, CAD files and GIS Data: Three DPC Technology Watch Guidance Notes now available on general release

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has made the next three Technology Watch Guidance Notes in the new ‘Data Type’ series available on general release today. The topics covered in the set are: 3D Data, CAD files and GIS Data. Authored by staff at Artefactual Systems in collaboration with the DPC and developed in conjunction with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, each of the Guidance Notes in the Data Type series is designed to provide a primer on the current state of community...

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Audio, Moving Images and Raster Images: Three DPC Technology Watch Guidance Notes now available on general release

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has made the next three Technology Watch Guidance Notes in the new ‘Data Type’ series available on general release today. The topics covered in the set are: audio file formats, moving images and raster images. Authored by staff at Artefactual Systems in collaboration with the DPC and developed in conjunction with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, each of the Guidance Notes in the Data Type series is designed to provide a primer on the current...

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Celebrating 20 years: DPC Prospectus 2021-2022 now available

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share its new program of activities for its 20th anniversary year . Focused on the priority digital preservation topics Members have specified through the annual Connecting the Bits consultation process, and through the Australasia and Asia-Pacific Stakeholder Group, the 2021-2022 prospectus includes publications, training, webinars, specialist briefings, as well as a range of exciting new activities and resources.

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Preserving 3D, CAD and GIS: New Technology Watch Guidance Notes available for DPC Member Preview

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released the final three Technology Watch Guidance Notes in its initial ‘Data Type’ series, for Member preview today. The topics covered in the set are: Preserving 3D, Preserving CAD and Preserving GIS .

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Member previews available for new Technology Watch Guidance Notes in ‘Data Type’ Series

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released the next three Technology Watch Guidance Notes in the new ‘Data Type’ series for Member preview today. The topics covered in the set are: audio, moving images and raster images. Authored by staff at Artefactual Systems in collaboration with the DPC, and developed in conjunction with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, each of the Guidance Notes in the Data Type series is designed to provide a primer on the current state of community...

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Understanding User Needs: DPC publishes next in Technology Watch Guidance Note Series on Access to digital collections.

The DPC has released the next in its series of Technology Watch Guidance Notes on Access to digital collections. The new Guidance Note entitled Understanding User Needs by Sharon McMeekin is available as a one-month Member preview from today. Understanding User Needs provides a pragmatic approach to conducting and interpreting a user needs analysis, whilst highlighting the importance and significance of the results.

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Member preview of new ‘Data Type’ Technology Watch Guidance Note Series

The DPC has released the first four of a brand-new series of Data Type Technology Watch Guidance Notes for Member preview today. The topics covered in the set are documents, email, spreadsheets and databases. Each of the Guidance Notes in the Data Type series is designed to provide a primer on the current state of community knowledge about types of data commonly encountered by those seeking to preserve digital holdings.

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Career Development Fund Guidelines

Download a PDF copy of the Career Development Fund Application Guidelines Introduction The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training and opportunities for professional development. The DPC Career Development Fund (previously known as the Leadership Programme) has been created with the help of DPC’s Supporters to offer an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training and development opportunities. Over the course of its...

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Career Development Fund

Workforce Development in Digital Preservation The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training for professional development, as well as the very great risks and costs that are incurred by those that provide and deliver such training. The DPC Career Development Fund (previously known as the Leadership Programme) has been created with the help of DPC’s Supporters to offer an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training and...

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