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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...

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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...

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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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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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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...

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Second call for Digital Preservation Awards nominations: submit by 10th August 2020

With six weeks left to submit your nominations, do not miss your opportunity for recognition as part of the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations around the world who have made significant and innovative contributions to securing our digital legacy! Send your nominations by 09:00 am (BST) on Monday 10th August and be in with a chance of being named the best in your field of expertise. Entry to the Digital Preservation Awards is free and open to all,...

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Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation

Introduction Digital preservation relies on a wide range of skills and services, so practitioners and managers must coordinate a diverse set of skills, policies, tools and services from disparate sources within and outside their organisations. The ability to communicate the importance of digital preservation with other staff, departments, and organisations has, therefore, emerged as a key skill for our community so we can advocate for the funding and resources we...

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COVID-19: The duty to document does not cease in a crisis, it becomes more essential

[French and Spanish versions follow] We, the signatories of this statement, call on governments, businesses, and research institutions around the world to document their decisions and transactions now and for the future.  Building on the UNESCO communique ‘Turning the threat of COVID-19 into an opportunity for greater support to documentary heritage’ and reinforcing the call that decision-makers in the public and private sectors recognise the value of records management and...

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Teaching, outreach and advocacy for the NDSA Levels of Preservation

In October 2019 after several months of collaboration and hard work, the NDSA was pleased to announce the publication of version 2 of the Levels of Preservation (LoP). A follow up blog post on the DPC blog highlighted in particular the work of the Revision Working Group and flagged up some of the main changes that were made in moving the original Levels to version 2. Of course the Levels of Preservation reboot effort was more than just the work of the Revision group. Bradley Daigle...

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Advocacy and Pilot Projects with Born Digital Photography at the National Library of Ireland

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is home to collections that record the memory of Ireland. This includes extensive visual collections in the form of prints, drawings and ephemera. The NLI also holds the world’s largest collection of photographs relating to Ireland, in a variety of formats from daguerreotypes to chromogenic processes. But what about the contemporary visual record, Irish born digital photography? In order to develop our capacity to collect, preserve and share Irish...

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iPres 2019: Preserving the people in digital preservation

Elisabeth Thurlow is Digital Archives and Collections Implementation Manager at the University of the Arts London. She attended iPres2019 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is generously funded by DPC supporters. A recurrent theme across many of the papers presented at this year’s iPres conference was the important role of people in digital preservation. Technology tends to dominate conversations around digital preservation, but for digital...

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Teaching a Young Dog Old Tricks: Emulation Research at the National Library of Scotland

Sara Day Thomson is Research Officer at the DPC |  Graham Purnell is Digital Preservation Assistant at the National Library of Scotland 1: Getting Our Feet Wet in Emulation World Digital Preservation Day celebrates all the inspiring work being done in digital preservation around the world. It celebrates innovative tools and techniques, effective advocacy and awareness-raising, and collaboration among fellow practitioners. This summer, I got to experience all of those things at the...

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BitList 2019: The Global List of Digitally Endangered Species

The BitList 2019 is the first complete revision of the list since initial publication in 2017.  Whereas The BitList was experimental in 2017 and 2018, the 2019 edition is considerably more robust in content and process. In part this is because it has established a small but definite following. The DPC has been asked to report and expand our 2017 recommendations in multiple contexts, and professionals in agencies around the world have reported their own use of The BitList to support...

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The UNESCO/DPC Executive Guide on Digital Preservation

Robert Buckley is the Chair of the PERSIST Policy Working Group and a Technical Adviser at the National Archives of the UAE. UNESCO and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) have collaborated to produce the Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, an online resource for raising awareness of the importance of digital preservation in archives, libraries and commercial enterprises—any organization that has digital assets to preserve and access. While many of us are often immersed in the...

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A Couple of Views from New Zealand

Andrea Goethals is Digital Preservation Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Matapopore Matihiko, at the National Library of New Zealand | Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa At the National Library of New Zealand, quite a few of us play a role in preserving the nation’s digital heritage. If you were to ask each of us what digital materials are most at risk in New Zealand you would hear a variety of different opinions, depending on where we sit in the Library. Among other things you would hear about...

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