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Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force

The virtual conference of the Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force will resume at 14.00 GMT when the group re-convenes after a tour of National Records of Scotland. Description This gathering of the Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force (WAPTF) will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss the web archiving and preservation topics important to their institutions, their collections, and their users. Hosted by National Records of Scotland, the meeting will progress issues raised at...

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Web Preservation at iPRES 2018

Colin Armstrong is a Disc Imaging Technician at the British Library and attended iPRES 2018 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by DPC Supporters It is important to state fae the off that web preservation and internet archiving is not something I am particularly familiar with; so I was pleased to attend the morning paper presentations on web preservation and get tae grips with the terminology, learn about some practical theories in...

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Archiving Scotland's Digital Historic Environment

I’ve been invited to share some initial thoughts and observations as the new Digital Archivist at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), a role I started in mid-August. HES was formed in 2014 following the merger of two parent bodies Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). It is the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. 

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Digital Preservation Topical Notes Series

This series of topical notes aims to address key issues of digital preservation for a non-specialist audience. Starting with "What is Digital Preservation?", the notes examine why digital preservation is important while giving an overview of the steps needed to maintain access to digital information. Written specifically with record creators in mind, the notes also provide simple guidance on how they can ensure their digital records are preservation ready. The development of this series of...

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Invitation to collaborate with W3C on Web Publications Standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are keen to engage with the digital preservation community for comment on their draft Web Publications standard (https://w3c.github.io/wpub/) - a possible replacement for EPUB. They would like to ensure that this specification, and future Web Publications based on it, are well prepared for archival. This is an excellent opportunity for this community to make a small contribution now, that could result in considerable preservation benefits further down the...

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Webinar Miniseries: Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation - Episode 7: Software Preservation and Public Accountability: Moving the Needle

The Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation Miniseries builds on the Software Preservation Webinar Series that ran from April 23 - May 30, 2018. This miniseries explores the legal challenges associated with preservation, sharing and reuse of software. Guests discuss their current advocacy work and next steps for legal strategy around software preservation. The Miniseries and the Software Preservation Webinar Series are both jointly hosted by the...

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Monitoring Change in Web and Social Media Content: an Urban Big Data Centre Methods Seminar

Description Invitation to DPC Members to Attend an Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) Methods Seminar co-hosted by DPC with talks by Raymond Cha of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on Monitoring US Federal Websites on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment and Shawn Walker of Arizona State University on The Ephemerality of Social Media: How Social Media Changes Over Time and Its Impact on Our Research Raymond Cha of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI)...

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Webinar Miniseries: Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation - Episode 6: Overview of Current Trends and Their Legal Implications

The Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation Miniseries builds on the Software Preservation Webinar Series  that ran from April 23 - May 30, 2018. This miniseries explores the legal challenges associated with preservation, sharing and reuse of software. Guests discuss their current advocacy work and next steps for legal strategy around software preservation.  The Miniseries and the Software Preservation Webinar Series are both jointly hosted...

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Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force Reconvened

Description This will be the first reconvened meeting of the Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force where participants will discuss and agree on the new Terms of Reference and commence discussions on the topics important to their institutions, their collections, and their users. The Task Force was first formed in 2010 in an effort to coordinate national web archiving programmes. In recent years, however, new developments in web archiving have emerged and many more organisations have turned...

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Draft Outline for Preserving Email (2nd Edition) now available for comment (DPC Member Login Required)

Preserving email: how hard could it be? Following on from a DPC Briefing Day in January 2018, Christopher Prom, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and co-chair of the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives, will be updating his popular DPC Technology Watch Report Preserving Email. The Draft Outline for this second edition, which gives an overview of the updated report and an indication of new material, is now available for DPC Members to review. Any feedback or...

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The EC Vision of our Access and Preservation Mission

On the 25th of April this year (2018) the European Commission released its Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information Brussels, 25.4.2018 C(2018) 2375 final (author resists temptation of side-rant on ISO standard date formats). This work by Mariya Gabriel and Carlos Moedas replaces that by Neelie Kroes (then Commission Vice-President) back in 2012. This revision ”recognises that big data and high-performance computing are changing the way research is...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 5: Scaling Software Preservation and Emulation

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 5: Scaling...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 4: Software in Digital/Scholarly Communications

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 4: Software...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 3: Software (Re)Use Cases

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 3:...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 2: Software Collection Development

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 2: Software...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 1: Software Preservation Overview

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 1: Software...

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Software Preservation Webinar Series, 25th April - 30th May, now open for registration

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network invite you to register for their upcoming Software Preservation Webinar Series. Jointly hosted, the series will examine several software preservation contexts including collection development, reuse cases, scholarly communication, scaling programs within and across organizations, and software preservation legal challenges.

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#DeleteFacebook and User Data Scandal Plastered Across the Headlines. Meanwhile, the National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web

National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web, New York, 22-24 March 2018 Web archives can serve as witness to crimes, corruption, and abuse; they are powerful advocacy tools; they support community memory around moments of political change, cultural expression, or tragedy. At the same time, they can cause harm and facilitate surveillance and oppression.  Tomorrow I jet off to the big apple to attend the National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web hosted by Rhizome, the Documenting...

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Invitation to the First Meeting of the Reconvened Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force (members only)

The DPC is delighted to invite DPC members to register for the first meeting of the reconvened Web Archiving and Preservation Task Force. This DPC member-only event will take place in Dublin on 27 June 2018, hosted by the National Library of Ireland. This gathering will provide an opportunity to discuss and agree the revised Terms of Reference as well as commence discussions on the topics important to participants’ institutions, their collections, and their users. This event is free and open...

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Invitation to Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force General Meeting (members only) (2)

We are delighted to announce that the next meeting of the Web Archiving and Preservation Task Force is now open for registration. This DPC member-only event will take place in Edinburgh on 8 November 2018, hosted by National Records of Scotland. This gathering will provide an opportunity to discuss the web archiving and preservation topics important to participants’ institutions, their collections, and their users. This event is free and open to all Full and Associate DPC Members. However,...

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