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‘Preserving Social Media’ and ‘Preserving Transactional Data’

A study commissioned by the UK Data Service as part of their 'Big Data Network' programme on the preservation concerns of two types of big data: 'Preserving Social Media' and 'Preserving Transactional Data'. Preserving Social Media investigated current methods for capturing and archiving this new and novel form of data within the confines of strict platform Terms of Service and increasing technological demands. Preserving Transactional Data looked at the technical, legal,...

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Preserving Transactional Data

Speakers' Presentations Sara Day Thomson, DPC - Key Note: ‘Preserving Transactional Data: a Technology Watch report’ Aidan Condron, UKDA - Case Study: 'Energy Demand Research Project: Smart Reader Trials 2007-2010' Sarah Sheppard, UCL - Case Study: 'The Consumer Data Research Centre and its Data Service' William Kilbride, DPC - 'Broad Strokes and Emerging Trends: a reflection on preservation approaches and big data' Stefan Schweers, GESIS - Case Study: 'Conceptualising a Spatial...

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Standing on the Digits of Giants - resarch data, preservation and innovation

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...

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Filling the Digital Preservation Gap Webinar

Members please login to watch the webinar recording In the Jisc funded "Filling the Digital Preservation Gap" project, teams at the Universities of Hull and York are looking at how to incorporate digital preservation into their workflows for research data management. The project is looking specifically at Archivematica, an open source digital preservation solution. Whilst the project focuses on a particular use case (research data management) the project team also have other use cases in...

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Preserving Social Media

Presentations Preserving Social Media: Big Data Network by Nathan Cunningham, UKDS Preserving Social Media: Technology Watch Report Overview by Sara Day Thomson, DPC Social Media as Research Data by Katrin Weller, GESIS Applying the Principles of the UK Government Web Archive to Social Media by Tom Storrar, TNA A Joint Workshop with the Digital Preservation Coalition and the UK Data Service Free for DPC members and UK Data Service affiliates. The DPC and UK Data Service invite...

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Fear of the executables: who is going to preserve software in the UK?

I was reminded this week about the issue of software preservation from a couple of different quarters. First by a slightly random twitter conversation about reading lists, and secondly by the latest blog post from David Rosenthal. The former took me back to one of the first pieces of digital preservation literature I ever read. It was originally recommended to me by former colleague, friend and mentor, David Holdsworth. It helped me to really understand, for the first time, what the challenges...

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Is a Data Warehouse a Data Archive and Why Does It Matter?

The E-ARK Project, the Digital Preservation Coalition and the UK Data Archive are delighted to invite you to a workshop on the preservation of relational databases. Introduction Relational database management systems are one of the essential building blocks of information technology. Ubiquitous but often obscured behind layers of scripting, processing, forms and queries, they are arguably the most important invention of the Twentieth Century. It’s hard to think of a software application...

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Preserving eBooks

 The production, distribution and consumption of books have been transformed in the last decade: the technologies that support the book trade have been revolutionised; new entrants into the market suddenly enjoy a dominant position; readers’ expectations of how and what they consume have altered; and the boundaries between books and other types of media are no longer clear. New formats, new expectations about ownership and rapid changes in the underlying economics of the industry each...

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Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals

Agenda Introduce the DPC’s latest DPC Technology Watch Report on Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access to E-Journals Bring together significant leaders in the field to explore current and emerging trends in e-journal services Explore perceptions and procurement of preservation services for e-journal content Present lessons learned, problems solved, and experiences to pass on from the e-Journal community to the wider digital preservation community Who should come? This...

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Preserving Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Introduction Computer-aided design tools are widely used to assist engineers, architects, designers and cartographers to develop, represent, capture and transmit large and complex representations of the world – real and imagined. Diverse in application, a great deal of vital, valuable and irreplaceable information is stored in CAD models, from the designs of aircraft carriers and skyscrapers to records of archaeological excavations. It also means that CAD is an area of constant innovation...

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'Open Data' Briefing Day

Introduction In the Open Data White Paper of June 2012, the Rt. Hon Francis Maude describes data as ‘the 21st Century’s new raw material.’ Truly, data is changing the way we live and work, evidenced by the rise of online information exchange and a move towards digitizing many of our previously manual activities and transactions, and especially, with the launch of open-data government initiatives such as Data.gov and Data.gov.uk. The UK is leading the charge in a global movement towards...

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Preserving E-mail

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre London Friday 1st October 2010 This event will have a maximum capacity of 80 delegates so please mark this event in your diary now. More information on this event to follow shortly. Further news and updates including registration opening soon!

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Email tomorrow … and next year … and forever: Preserving Email report published

Preserving Email, a new report from the DPC, gives practical advice on how to ensure email remains accessible Email is a defining feature of our age and a critical element in all manner of transactions. Industry and commerce depend upon email; families and friendships are sustained by it; government and economies rely upon it; communities are created and strengthened by it.  Voluminous, pervasive and proliferating, email fills our days like no other technology.  Complex, intangible...

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Trust and E-journals

Tools and services for digital preservation have been slow to develop and are hard to embed within organisational workflows. Many agencies and sectors report significant gaps in the infrastructure necessary to deliver lasting impact from highly prized and valuable digital resources and those charged with preservation often face complex and highly specialised issues in relative isolation. Arguably, the e-publishing sector is the exception that proves the rule. Perhaps the most advanced part of...

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Preserving Email: Technology Watch Report preview for members

DPC is delighted to offer members a preview of our latest Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Email’, written by Chris Prom of the University of Illinois.  DPC Technology Watch Reports identify, delineate, monitor and address topics that have major bearing on ensuring our collected digital memory will be available tomorrow.  They provide an advanced introduction in order to support those charged with ensuring a robust digital memory and they are of general interest to a wide and...

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Preserving Email: Directions and Perspectives

Email is arguably the most ubiquitous, inexorable and voluminous manifestation of information technology. It is a defining characteristic of our age and a critical element in all manner of communications and transactions. Industry and commerce depend upon email; families and friendships are sustained by email; government and economies rely upon email; communities are created and strengthened by email.  It is sometimes hard to remember how we functioned before the widespread adoption of...

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Preserving Email, London 29th July: Registration is Open!

Registration has just opened for the DPC Members' Briefing day on Preserving Email: Directions and Perspectives in London on 29th July. Email is arguably the most ubiquitous, inexorable and voluminous manifestation of information technology. It is a defining characteristic of our age and a critical element in all manner of communications and transactions. Industry and commerce depend upon email; families and friendships are sustained by email; government and economies rely upon email;...

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Preserving Email Briefing Day - Registration Opens for Members

Members' Registration has just opened for the DPC Members' Briefing day on Preserving Email: Directions and Perspectives in London on 29th July.

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Preserving Digital Sound and Vision: A Briefing

Emerging tools and services for digital preservation are typically built around the need to preserve texts, documents, images and data sets.  Audio and video – broadly defined as time-based-media - have received less attention within the library and archive communities, partly because they have historically been seen as distinct, partly because they present new technical challenges, and partly because they have hitherto represented only a small proportion of the collections which memory...

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Preserving Digital Art: Directions and Perspectives

Emerging tools and services for digital preservation are typically built around the long-term needs of archives, libraries and research centres. The needs of art museums and galleries are surprisingly absent from much of the debate in digital preservation even though these institutions have considerable skills and statutory requirements to safeguard large collections for private and public good. Innovations in contemporary art means that the traditional skills of the conservator need to be...

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