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iPres radio at iPres 2022 in Glasgow

Robin Wright is Head of Australasia and Asia-Pacific for the DPC During iPres this year, online delegates from Australasia and the Asia-Pacific had an additional way to engage with the iPres program and other attendees from their region by tuning in to iPres radio. This was a series of five half hour open zoom sessions run by the DPC’s Head Australasia and Asia-Pacific each day at 14:00 AEST (12:00 SGT, 16:00 NZST) that was designed for online delegates from the Australasia and Asia-Pacific...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 – Winners Announced!

In an exciting finale to the Digital Preservation Awards 2022, organisations and practitioners of digital preservation from around the world gathered together for a glittering presentation ceremony at the iPres 2022 conference! Hosted by the DPC as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, and introduced by the Chair of Judges Neil Jefferies, Head of Innovation at the Bodleian Libraries, the event highlighted the achievements of individuals and organisations who have made significant and...

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#iPresRadio

Tune into #iPresRadio Monday to Friday during the iPres 2022 conference week for 30 minutes of live chat and informal conversation about what's happening at the conference, as well as recordings and discussion, and perspectives and reflections from delegates in Glasgow. Where: Zoom When: Monday 12th - Friday 16th September, 1400 - 1430 AEST Who: Online iPres delegates and anyone in the Australasia/Asia-Pacific Region interested in connecting with the iPres community. No...

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Investigating podcast preservation at the University of Kent

Clair Waller is Digital Archivist at the University of Kent Introduction The University of Kent Archive (UKA) is the repository for records created by Kent’s central administration and other constituent parts of the University. It was established in the year of our 50th anniversary, 2015, and has been developing in terms of scope, practice, and content since then. The UKA holds collects and preserves content from across the university, including papers on foundation and establishment of...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for 2022 Virtual SARBICA International Symposium

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the 2022 Virtual SARBICA International Symposium taking place from 15th to 17th November 2022. Each grant will cover 100% of registration fees for the symposium, and applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 7:00 UTC/15:00 SGT on 2nd September 2022.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Travel Grants for the No Time To Wait Conference

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering two Career Development Fund travel grants to support members attending the 6th edition of The No Time To Wait Conference which will be hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision and MediaArea.net on October 26th – 28th 2022 at Sound & Vision's media museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. These grants, detailed below, will contribute funding to help with the costs of travel for DPC members attending the conference in person....

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects (FDO2022)

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the 1st International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects (FDO2022), taking place on 26 - 28 October in Leiden, The Netherlands.  Each grant will cover 100% of conference registration fees as well as a contribution toward travel and accommodation. Applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 7:00 UTC on 30th August 2022. 

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IDCC 2022 - Digital Preservation and Reuse: You can’t have one without the other

Zoe Warner is Senior Systems Administrator, Mediaflex at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. She attended IDCC22 with the support of the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I am grateful to the DPC in facilitating my first attendance at the annual International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), held virtually from 13-16th June 2022. This was a conference that opened my eyes to the big world of data curation (particularly scientific research data)...

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DCDC 2022 - The Future Landscape of Digital Archives

Yi-Ting Lin is a PhD student in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow. She recently attended DCDC 2022 with the support of the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. Thanks to DPC's support, I attended the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference for the first time last week (#DCDC22) and learnt loads of new development and strategies. In this blog post, I contextualise the content of what I learned with themes and highlight...

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Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation (Western Timezones)

26th July, 1300 - 1430 UTC and 28th July, 1300 - 1430 UTC (click for local times) This training has been timed to be suitable for attendees in Europe, Africa and the Americas, but you are welcome to attend whichever session you prefer. 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....

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Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation (Eastern Timezones)

26th July, 0700 - 0830 UTC and 28th July, 0700 - 0830 UTC (click for local times) This training has been timed to be suitable for attendees in Australasia and Asia Pacific, but you are welcome to attend whichever session you prefer. 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...

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PRONOM Drop-in Sessions 

The PRONOM team would also like to share details of their PRONOM drop-in sessions. These are open/ unstructured sessions with members of the PRONOM Team to talk about your current research and ask/answer any questions you may have. The team are hoping to trial this at first and currently the dates would be:

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DPC RAM: Levelling up

Silvia Gallotti is an Archivist at the LSE Library. The past In 2019, my colleague Fabi Barticioti, LSE Digital Assets Manager, completed the DPC Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) to assess the status quo of LSE Library digital preservation. Fabi wrote a very useful blog post about this, where she also encourages colleagues to use this model. At the time, the Library had only just acquired the DAMS and appointed a Digital Assets Manager. Based on digitised collections only, 6 out of 11...

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DPC Launches Beginners Guide to Computational Access

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to announce the launch of Computational Access: A beginner's guide for digital preservation practitioners for a one-month member preview today.  Computational access is a term that is mentioned with increasing frequency by those in the digital preservation community. Many practitioners are aware it might be helpful to them (and their users) but do not have a handle on what exactly it entails, how it is best applied and where to...

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Sharing the Load

Helen Dafter is Archivist at The Postal Museum in the UK Readers of this blog will be well aware of the three legged stool of digital preservation. One key element of this stool is staff skills. For some time I have been concerned that digital preservation skills at The Postal Museum are concentrated in one member of staff (myself). This is undesirable in terms of both organisational and individual resilience.

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Registration now open for 'Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation' training, 26-28 July 2022

Tuesday 26 July 2022 and Thursday 28 July 2022 0700 - 0830 UTC or 1300 - 1430 UTC Registration is now open for 'Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation' training which will be delivered in two short instructor-led blocks on 26th and 28th July, with timing options designed to be suitable for attendees around the world. Open to all, and free to attend for DPC Members, this workshop comprises a series of presentations, interactive workshops and self-study. Aimed at helping...

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

The next set finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 are revealed today, with three exceptional initiatives which demonstrate digital preservation excellence in agencies that would not traditionally consider themselves to be ‘memory institutions.’ Finalists for The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector are (in no particular order):

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

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed, with three more creative initiatives being recognised for their achievements! Finalists for the Award for Teaching and Communications, sponsored by Sound & Vision and the National Archives of the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, are (in no particular order):

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022: The Finalists

Finalists for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Co-operation are (in no particular order): Kickstart Cymru: Enhancing digital preservation capacity in Wales ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments   Finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation are (in no particular order): The effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions Enabling DNA as...

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

The first set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with three impressive individuals being recognised for their distinguished student work. Neil Jefferies from the University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries and Chair of the Judging Panel, said: “Digital preservation activities have continued apace throughout the pandemic, and with workplaces adopting more online tools and remote working, the need to maintain access to digital materials can...

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