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Call for Applicants: DPC Grant for online PGCert Digital Curation course at University of Salford

The DPC is pleased to offer a Career Development Fund grant for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Curation course at the University of Salford. The grant will cover half the course fees, providing funding towards 30 credits of the 60-credit course. Applications are welcomed from all DPC members across the globe, and the application deadline for this grant is 7:00 UTC on Wednesday, 25th May 2022.

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DPC and NDSA announce cooperation on awards programs

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) are delighted to announce an agreement for close coordination and cooperation on their respective Awards programs. While both organizations will continue with their own awards programs, the NDSA Excellence Awards will move from an annual to a biennial basis, interleaved with the DPC Digital Preservation Awards. Thus, each year the international digital preservation community can look forward to the...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022

The search for the very best work in digital preservation has begun again this year, with the launch of the Digital Preservation Awards 2022 as part of the Digital Preservation Coalition's 20th Anniversary celebrations! Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) every two years, the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant contributions towards a sustainable future for our...

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Celebrating a sustainable future for our digital assets: Digital Preservation Awards launched for 2022

The search for the very best work in digital preservation has begun again this year, with the launch of the Digital Preservation Awards 2022 as part of the Digital Preservation Coalition's 20th Anniversary celebrations! Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) every two years, the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant contributions towards a sustainable future for our...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022: Sponsorship

We are very grateful to our sponsors and DPC Supporters for their contributions which have enabled the Digital Preservation Awards to take place: Headline Sponsors abrdn HSBC Category Sponsors The International Council on Archives, sponsors of the Award for Collaboration and Cooperation The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), sponsors of the Award for Research and Innovation Sound & Vision and the National Archives of the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Digital...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022: Judges

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce its international panel of expert judges for 2022: Gabriela Andaur Gomez National Archives of Chile Gabriela Andaur works as Digital Archivist in the Electronic Archives section of the National Archives of Chile. In that unit, she has worked since 2018 on the design and development of a system for the ingest and digital preservation of born-digital public records, as well as good practices and procedures to be followed by public...

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Preserving Born-Digital Design and Construction Records: Member preview of new DPC Technology Watch Report

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released a Member Preview of a new Technology Watch Report on Preserving Born-Digital Design and Construction Records by Aliza Leventhal and Jody Thompson, today. Preserving Born-Digital Design and Construction Records aims to support archival professionals, as well as active designers and facilities managers, considering acquisition, preservation, and access approaches that account for both the technical and cultural components of the broad range...

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Web Archiving & Preservation Working Group - General Meeting - December 2021

Description The DPC Web Archiving and Preservation Working Group (WAPWG) is pleased to announce details of our next General Meeting – which will be free and open to everyone.  Web archiving provides the means for collecting organisations to capture, preserve and make available time-stamped archival copies of information published on the Web, before this content changes and is lost forever. Rather wonderfully, a strong and active global community of practice exists around  web...

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Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation

Digital preservation good practice is not solely about how successfully we preserve the bits and enable access to them, it must also take into account the broader context in which our work sits, and the wider responsibilities we have to society and the environment. Simply put, there is no point in preserving the bits if there is no one left to read and understand them. As a community we must therefore balance risks to the digital content that we hold not only against the financial cost but...

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A Hybrid Model for Web Archive Capture

Claire Newing is Web Archivist at The National Archives in the UK 2021 is the year the UK Government Web Archive came of age. On 4 November we celebrated the 25th birthday of our oldest resource - this archived version of the Environment Agency website. Of course it shared its birthday with World Digital Preservation Day 2021 so a double excuse to celebrate.

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DPC Rapid Assessment Model: Japanese translation now available!

日本語版が続きます The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share a Japanese translation of its Rapid Assessment Model (RAM), with thanks to volunteer contributors. Now available as a PDF download in Japanese, the second edition of the DPC RAM is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool that has been designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability. “When we first released DPC RAM just over 2 years ago we had no idea it would be...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for Member Self-Identified Opportunities

Did you know that DPC members can receive Career Development Fund grants for training and development opportunities beyond those regularly advertised on the DPC website? The DPC invites and encourages our members to apply for a Career Development Fund grant for a Member Self-Identified Opportunity. These grants, detailed below, provide support for a training or development opportunity that a member has identified which they believe will help build digital preservation capacity...

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Environmentally sustainable digital preservation - moving from theory to practice

In April 2020 we held a webinar on ‘Enacting Environmentally Sustainable Preservation’ (DPC Members login to access the recording). In a follow up blog post, we mentioned we’d be keen to see how ideas raised in this webinar were incorporated into future digital preservation projects and initiatives going forward. Revisiting this topic we intend to explore how a range of digital preservation practitioners are addressing the issue, in particular how considerations around environmental...

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Digital Preservation and Climate Change: Provocation to and from COP26

I was privileged to contribute to a panel on the fringes of the COP26 conference in Glasgow this morning convened by the UK National Archives with the title  'Archives Supporting Environmental Sustainability'  This short post is the text of my presentation which was the five minute provocation at the start of the session.   Ladies and gentlemen it’s a pleasure to be invited to speak to you this morning. I want to thank the organizers at the National Archives for their efforts...

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Leaning on community resources to build audiovisual transfer capacity at the Borthwick

Mark Simon Haydn is the Digital Preservation Archivist at the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York In keeping with other reports from the field on the DPC blog, the last twelve months at the Borthwick have deeply involved increased supply and demand of digital collection material. In addition to daily reprographics work performed by the Institute’s searchroom team, there has been great progress with the delivery of grant projects: from significant Music Preserved...

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Web Archiving Projects as a Path to Cross-Department Collaboration and Building a Broader Audience for Digital Preservation Activities

Teresa Soleau is Digital Preservation Manager and Alexis Adkins is Institutional Archivist. They work at the J. Paul Getty Trust. As one of the newest members of the DPC we are thrilled to start working more closely with others in the digital preservation community, hearing about their work and sharing ours. As a first step in that direction, we’re going to share with you some web archiving work we’ve done in the past year. At Getty we don’t have a specific person dedicated to web archiving...

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Considerations on the barriers to the practice of digital preservation

Amarílis Corrêa is an Academic Librarian and Researcher on digital preservation in São Paulo, Brazil / Amarílis Corrêa, Bibliotecária acadêmica e pesquisadora em preservação digital [PORTUGUESE FOLLOWS] For some of us, there seems to be no barriers to digital preservation; for others, too many. Is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? For me it is, considering I haven’t had the opportunity to implement any part of the digital preservation process...

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Lloyds Banking Group: The Dark Horse goes Digital

Peter Judge is Archivist for the Lloyds Banking Group Archives & Museum Prior to 2020 at Lloyds Banking Group Archives we had been making plans to digitise parts of our collections. Then, like so many other organisations, we found ourselves in a situation where lockdown restrictions were limiting our access to the archives. Given how much of our work is tied to a physical space, this added extra impetus to our plans for digitisation.

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Audiovisual Preservation at Wellcome Collection

Christy Henshaw is Digital Production Manager at Wellcome Collection in London Wellcome Collection, like many archives, has a tape problem. Video or audio, good condition or bad, tape archives present a major challenge for preservation and access. We hold hundreds of unique and distinctive works on tape formats, and regularly acquire more through our acquisition programme.

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Isolated Together: Virtual Collaboration for the Advancement of Open Source Digital Preservation Tools

Charlotte Armstrong is Project officer for the Open Preservation Foundation In 2020, amid a global pandemic that isolated many people from their professional communities, the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF)’s Spring Hackathon brought together an international group of contributors to enhance open source digital preservation tools and documentation relied on by digital preservation practitioners around the world. 

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