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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The National Archives (UK) Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation

Catherine Alexander, 'An Investigation of Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation in Scotland' This study examines the ways in which the subject area of environmentally sustainable digital preservation has been received and responded to by professionals in the Scottish digital preservation sector. Taking the vital nature of action against climate change at all levels of society as a starting point, an investigation into the ways in which digital preservation can be made more...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Dutch Digital Heritage Network Award for Teaching and Communications

Learning through doing: building digital preservation skills in Wales The Learning by doing initiative is rooted in addressing issues arising from digital preservation in a practical way and addressing them collectively. The opportunities presented by the use of platforms such as Teams and Zoom enabled proactive engagement and facilitated connection across Wales. These platforms were used to deliver the Saving the Bits training programme which provided a general introduction to digital...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Dutch Digital Heritage Network Award for Teaching and Communications

Learning through doing: building digital preservation skills in Wales The Learning by doing initiative is rooted in addressing issues arising from digital preservation in a practical way and addressing them collectively. The opportunities presented by the use of platforms such as Teams and Zoom enabled proactive engagement and facilitated connection across Wales. These platforms were used to deliver the Saving the Bits training programme which provided a general introduction to digital...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The National Records of Scotland Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy

Archiving Reproductive Health The 'Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th' (Archiving Reproductive Health) project aims to provide long-term preservation and access to at-risk born-digital content generated by grassroots women’s reproductive health movements before and during the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Funded by Wellcome and administered by the Digital Repository of Ireland, the project is publishing and...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Research Data Alliance Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third Sector

National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is devoted to the study of the history and legacy of the Canadian residential school program. In 2020 the NCTR won a $6 million Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant (CFI) to develop a digital preservation program for over four million digital documents and 7,000 recordings of Indigenous testimonies of the history and legacy of the residential school program. The project created a digital...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation

The effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions Many different professional communities are currently working on the preservation of complex digital objects, but there is not a unified structure drawing together all the numerous threads around preserving archaeological virtual reconstructions. This PhD programme showed that archaeological virtual reconstructions are a blend of artistic and scientific creativity. These ‘hybrid digital objects’ require delicate care to be...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration and Cooperation

Kickstart Cymru: Enhancing digital preservation capacity in Wales Kickstart Cymru builds on the work that has been undertaken in Wales to preserve and provide access to digital information now and in the future. Underpinned by the Digital Preservation Policy for Wales, it is a multi-stranded initiative involving archivists, researchers, consultants, students and IT professionals to promote digital preservation in the local authority, education and cultural sectors. It is responsive to...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation

The effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions Many different professional communities are currently working on the preservation of complex digital objects, but there is not a unified structure drawing together all the numerous threads around preserving archaeological virtual reconstructions. This PhD programme showed that archaeological virtual reconstructions are a blend of artistic and scientific creativity. These ‘hybrid digital objects’ require delicate care to be...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for ARA 2022 Conference

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for Members to attend the Archives and Records Association 2022 Conference (ARA2022) taking place 31st August – 2nd September in Chester, UK. Each grant will cover 100% of the registration fees for full conference attendance (includes two nights accommodation). Applications are welcomed from DPC Members until the grant deadline of 07:00 UTC on 7th June 2022.

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EPISODE 7: Digital Preservation Futures with Artefactual

When: Thursday 19 May 2022, 16:30 - 17:30 UTC+1 (click for local times) Where: Zoom This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn in response to a current theme which reflects member interests.  DPC Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address the digital preservation challenge. This series aims to present - in the context of member concerns - a portion of the digital preservation marketplace...

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Digitisation of The Scotsman Collection: Digital Access and Preservation at Historic Environment Scotland

Christopher Viney is Archive Digitisation Officer at Historic Environment Scotland Over the past decade issues in access to archival collections have been thrown sharply into focus demonstrating the value of digitising analogue archival material. This provides a greater level of access and mitigates potential barriers that can often shut people out of our institutions. Indeed, digitisation and digital preservation provides a key tool in the work of Historic Environment Scotland to...

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Registration open for PASIG 2022

The PASIG Steering Committee is pleased to announce that registration is open for PASIG in Denver, Colorado, on June 10, 2022 (right after Open Repositories 2022)! This IN-PERSON EVENT will provide an opportunity for the PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) community to come together to share and discuss current digital preservation efforts. Content will continue PASIG’s focus on practical work happening at institutions across the world.

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No time to waste: what’s ticking at CLOCKSS

Alicia Wise is Executive Director of CLOCKSS Time is a thief of memory, even for formal publications, unless long-term digital preservation arrangements are in place. It takes a community to safeguard the scholarly record. It is too big a job for any single organisation, and too horrific for our species if done badly.

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Reducing the pain of procurement

Michael Popham is Digital Preservation Analyst at the DPC and Jenny Mitcham is Head of Good Practice and Standards at the DPC. Perhaps you’ve been given the go-ahead to procure a “digital preservation system”, or you’re trying to work out what differentiates such a system from the applications and infrastructure that you already have in place? How do you decide what you really need, especially in light of the rapidly evolving marketplace of commercial and open source preservation...

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iPres looks to the Future: host cities announced for 2024, 2025 and 2026

After an intense period of competition and rigorous assessment, the iPres Steering Group is delighted to announce that the following cities have been selected to host the conference in the years ahead:

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"The nestor seal: balance, international application and outlook" - June 28th 2022, German National Library (Frankfurt am Main)

In 2003, a working group at nestor began to determine the trustworthiness of digital archives in more detail. The first results were the "nestor Criteria Catalogue for Trustworthy Digital Archives" (2006, second version 2008) and the "DIN standard 31644 - Criteria for Trustworthy Digital Archives" (2012). Since 2014, nestor has offered a procedure of extended self-evaluation based on the latter and awards the nestor Seal. Today, the "Explanatory notes on the nestor Seal for Trustworthy Digital...

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DPC Procurement Toolkit 2.0 now available!

The DPC is proud to announce the launch of version 2.0 of the DPC Procurement Toolkit with updated and brand-new content. The procurement of third-party systems and services has become an essential component of many organizations’ digital preservation programmes, but it can be a challenging process requiring lots of effort with no guarantee of a good outcome.

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Capturing and preserving practice based research

Holly Ranger is Research Data Management Officer in the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office at the University of Westminster Practice Research Voices (PR Voices) is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project led by the University of Westminster. The project is scoping the development of an Open Library of Practice Research for the dissemination and preservation of practice research, building on existing software and standards and guided by open research...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for DCDC22

The DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer two grants for DPC members to attend the online Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2022 Conference (DCDC22) taking place 11-15 July 2022. Each grant will cover 100% of the registration fees for the virtual conference, and grant applications are welcomed from DPC Members. The application deadline for this grant is 07:00 UTC on 13 May 2022.

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DPC Rapid Assessment Model: Turkish translation now available!

[Türkçe versiyonu aşağıdadır] The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share a Turkish translation of its Rapid Assessment Model (RAM), with thanks to Dr. Özhan Sağlik at Bursa Uludağ University in Turkey and Nathalie Defne Gier and Mustafa Ergül at Koç University in Turkey who generously donated their time to make the resource accessible. Now available as a PDF download in Turkish, the second edition of the DPC RAM is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool that has...

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