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Call for Applicants: DPC Grant for ARA 2023 Conference in Belfast

The DPC is pleased to offer a Career Development Fund grant for the 2023 Annual Conference of the Archives and Records Association (#ARA2023), taking place from 30th August to 1st September in Belfast, UK. This grant will cover 100% of the Full Conference registration fees including two nights' accommodation. Applications are welcomed from DPC Members until the application deadline of 07:00 UTC on 23rd May 2023.

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Time to get yourself N2KH-ready!

The newest training course in the Novice-to-Know-How series (N2KH) will be available soon. If you haven’t done the original N2KH Learning Pathway yet, now is the time! You might have already heard: for the past 4 months The National Archives in the UK and the Digital Preservation Coalition have been busy developing a new online training course on email preservation. The training is the latest in the digital preservation learning pathway “Novice to Know-How” and will be launched in June...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grant for DCDC 2023 Conference in Durham

The DPC is pleased to offer a Career Development Fund grant for DPC Members to attend the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) Conference (#DCDC23), taking place 11-13 July, in Durham, UK, and online via EventsAir. This grant will cover 100% of conference registration and provide an additional contribution towards travel and accommodation if attending in person. More details about the grant are provided below, and applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant...

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£5.8 million project to deliver a more sustainable future for Open Access books

The Digital Preservation Coalition and Members are part of a new project that works to increase access to valuable research and is to receive more than £5.8 million in funding. Led by Lancaster University, the Open Book Futures (OBF) project will develop and support organisations, tools and practices that enable both academics and the wider public to make more and better use of books published on an Open Access basis. Open Access books can be accessed and used online free of charge.

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A preoccupation with preservation policies

Preoccupation (noun) - an idea or subject that someone thinks about most of the time (Cambridge Dictionary) I guess this is a fair description of my relationship with digital preservation policies over the last week or so as we have been working on a revision of the DPC’s Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit. What has been so good about having a bit of time to focus on this subject is the extent to which community resources and organizational policies already exist and can be easily...

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Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit 2.0 now available!

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released a new version of the Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit to coincide with its Relaunch Roadshow in Australasia. Now freely available for anyone within the digital preservation community to use and designed for organizations of any type, the Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit guides users from initial research and preparation phases, through to drafting a policy, gathering feedback and communicating the finished policy. 

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for NEDCC 2023 Digital Directions online conference

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund scholarship grants for members to attend the Northeast Document Conservation Center's (NEDCC) 2023 Digital Directions online from 27-29 June 2023. Each grant will cover 100% of the full registration fees. More details are provided below, and applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 28th March 2023.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grant for IS&T Archiving 2023 Conference in Oslo

The DPC is pleased to offer a Career Development Fund grant for the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving 2023 Conference (#Archiving2023), taking place 19-23 June, in Oslo, Norway. The grant will cover 100% of the conference registration fee, provide a contribution towards travel and accommodation, and offer optional additional funding for one short course. More details about the grant are provided below, and applications are welcomed from DPC members until the...

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Record, upload, archive... repeat

Vera Ferreira is Depositing Officer for Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, BBAW in Lisbon, Portugal and Leonore Lukschy is Programme Administrator & Communications Officer for Organisation: Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, BBAW in Berlin, Germany Homepage of the Archive of Languages and Cultures of Ethnic Groups of Thailand (

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'Personal Digital Preservation: Photographs and Video' by Richard Wright

{jcomments on} ‘The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Technology Watch Report Personal Digital Archiving provides an overall approach and methodology for putting one's “digital house” in order. My purpose in this case note is to add the gory detail about digital photos and video, giving a one-person case study. I say exactly what software and processes I use (and which ones I've considered but rejected, or used and discarded), and try to be frank about successes and...

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Preservation Planning for Personal Digital Collections by Paul Wilson

A condensed version of this case note also appears in the Technology Watch Report Personal Digital Archiving by Gabriela Redwine. Paul Wilson’s case note summarizes his attempts to find a suitable preservation planning process and associated documentation to apply to his personal digital collections. Since he could find no preservation planning process appropriate to individuals, he obtained a slide set detailing a simple preservation workflow from the Digital Preservation Coalition, and used...

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