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Micky Lindlar awarded the DPC Fellowship

[deutsche version folgt] Micky Lindlar has been awarded the DPC Fellowship today, on World Digital Preservation Day, as part of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020. The award was presented as part of an online presentation event which saw the gathering of leading organisations and practitioners of digital preservation to celebrate excellence and innovation in securing our digital legacy. The DPC Fellowship is the highest award offered by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and is...

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Creating access to support: Digital Preservation Coalition shares translations of key resources

[ النسخة العربية يتبع / français à suivre / deutsch zu folgen / español a seguir / フォローする日本語版 ] Alongside its annual prospectus of activities which is now available in Arabic , French , German and Spanish , the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share translations of its Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) and the Executive Guide on Digital Preservation. Now available as a PDF download in Japanese and French , the DPC...

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The digital preservation community celebrates ‘Digits: For Good’ this World Digital Preservation Day

5th November 2020 is World Digital Preservation Day With the theme Digits: for Good, World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2020) connects the digital preservation community and celebrates the positive impact digital preservation has had in a year which has seen a sudden and global reliance on digital information and infrastructure. “Our community has rallied together in a year where physically we have never been more isolated,” says Sarah...

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World Digital Preservation Day

Digits: For Good About World Digital Preservation Day World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) is held on the first Thursday of every November. This year we celebrate all things digital preservation on 5th November 2020! With the theme 'Digits: for Good,' World Digital Preservation Day 2020 is an opportunity to connect the digital preservation community and celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has, for good – or at least for as long as...

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Presentation of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition cordially invites the Digital Preservation Awards Finalists, Judges, DPC Members, Sponsors and Special Guests to attend a celebration of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020. This event will be preceded by a series of programs introducing the work of each of our Digital Preservation Awards 2020 Finalists.

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Undelete our government

Richard Ovenden OBE is the President of the Digital Preservation Coalition This article was originally published in the FInancial Times on the Wednesday 14th October and this version can be accessed here.  Deep in the stacks of the Bodleian Library in Oxford is a remarkable sheet of paper written sometime in the 1660s. It contains an exchange of private messages between King Charles II and his chief minister, Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. The document contains the handwriting of the...

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Digits: For Good - Invitation to World Digital Preservation Day on 5th November 2020

With World Digital Preservation Day 2020 (WDPD2020) on 5th November fast approaching, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to contribute by sharing stories of their own digital preservation day! With the theme ‘Digits: for Good,’ WDPD2020 is an opportunity to connect the digital preservation community and celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has had in a year...

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World Digital Preservation Day: 5th November - Expecting a spectacle

Remember remember the 5th November... For us here in the UK this date usually means fireworks, toffee apples and huddling round a bonfire as we mark Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night. It’s usually freezing, often raining, but a tradition many* observe anyway as it offers the chance to come together as friends and family, and ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at an impressive spectacle whilst eating sweets and treats.  *I know that fireworks are not favoured everyone, most espeically by our dogs of...

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Lotte Wijsman with The Significant Properties of Spreadsheets: Stakeholder Analysis

Electronic files often depend on software that can become outdated and even obsolete. When a type of file becomes obsolete in an archive, it is converted to another file format (e.g. from spreadsheet to PDF). However, this conversion has risks and consequences. With a spreadsheet, the outcome of a formula could remain visible, but the underlying calculation could no longer be accessible. By researching significant properties of spreadsheets, it is possible to look at the types of properties...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2020: The Finalists

Finalists for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Co-operation are (in no particular order): NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation Revision Project NED: National eDeposit service for Australia Dutch Digital Heritage Network   Finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation are (in no particular order): Levels of Born-Digital Access DiAGRAM (the Digital Archiving Graphical Risk Assessment Model...

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UNHCR Records and Archives

Introduction  Since 1996 UNHCR has preserved critical digital information[i] about situations that have shaped our world and it continues to do so. Faced with the largest refugee crisis the world has ever seen, UNHCR has a mandate to protect some of the most vulnerable in our global society – refugees, the internally displaced and stateless. This includes the preservation of its records and archives.  [i] In 1996 UNHCR RAS started to preserve email

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A new way of sharing nursing history – Royal College of Nursing member and public digital archives

The purpose of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) member digital archive is to provide members and staff with exclusive access to designated resources within the RCN digital archive. Since 2017 the RCN archive team have been using Preservica digital preservation software to manage, preserve and provide access to born-digital and digitised material. Staff have access to their own records within this cloud-based archive using the Preservica Explorer dashboard. Making use of Preservica’s...

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Amplifying change: A history of the Atlantic Philanthropies on the island of Ireland

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is a trusted Digital Repository (TDR) for the preservation, curation, and dissemination of Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data. The Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) is Cornell University’s primary repository of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials and it houses the recent donation of the Atlantic Philanthropies complete business archives. DRI and RMC are jointly nominating ‘Amplifying change’, an...

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Preserving the League of Nations digital archives

100 years of multilateralism Created in 1919, the League of Nations (LON) was the first international organization with a view to develop cooperation among nations and to guarantee them peace and security. In 1920, the League established its seat in Geneva. The LON archives (1920-1946) are a critical resource to those examining the development of multilateral diplomacy and international relations. The past 20 years have seen an explosion of use of the archives in a range of international...

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Digital Records Curation Programme

Over a five year period, an international team of volunteers has developed the Digital Records Curation Programme (DRCP), a set of materials that aims to translate technical digital preservation know-how into easy to use resources for teaching new generations of digital archivists. Responding to calls from African members of the ICA for support in developing university level curricula for digital preservation, the DRCP is an initiative of the ICA’s Africa Programme, which began in 2015.

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Creating Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation

In 2017, Keith Pendergrass, Walker Sampson, Tessa Walsh, and Laura Alagna began researching the environmental impacts of digital preservation, building on previous efforts in the field that focused primarily on electricity use. We found that digital preservation’s use of information and communication technology (ICT) results in significant environmental impacts from the ICT component life cycle—raw material extraction, refining, manufacture, shipping, use, and disposal. Although technological...

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Dutch Digital Heritage Network

The strength of a Network lies in the network itself. Dozens of heritage institutions, research institutes, partnerships and knowledge organisations from various domains in the Netherlands are currently collaborating in the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN) to set up a system of national facilities to make our digital memory more visible, usable and sustainable. This partnership network is open to all interested organisations across the entire heritage and research field. As the DDHN is a...

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NED: National edeposit service for Australia

What is NED? National edeposit (NED) as a service was conceived in response to the complexity of Australia’s legal deposit system. It was built as a collaboration between Australia’s national, state and territory libraries – the nine members of NSLA.

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NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation Revision Project

The Levels of Digital Preservation (LoDP or Levels) was first released in 2013 and became a foundational set of practices in the field, used by organizations across the globe. Members of the NDSA Coordinating Committee met in February 2018 to discuss coordinating the disparate attempts to update the 2013 Levels. Based on community feedback, this group proposed including additional materials and guidance resources alongside the revision.

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Digits: For Good - Save the Date for World Digital Preservation Day, 5th November 2020

Save the date for this World Digital Preservation Day, 5th November 2020, and join individuals and institutions from across the globe in a celebration of digital preservation! With the theme ‘Digits: for Good,’ World Digital Preservation Day 2020 is an opportunity to connect the digital preservation community and celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has had in a year which has seen a sudden and global reliance on digital information and...

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