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World Digital Preservation Day

  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 3rd November 2022!  The DPC invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to celebrate digital preservation by participating in a whole day dedicated to all of the benefits and opportunities enabled by the hard work of our dynamic and...

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DPC Competency Framework Public Launch

The DPC welcomes members of the digital preservation community to join them for the public launch of their new Digital Preservation Competency Framework and accompanying resources. The DPC’s new Competency Framework has been designed to identify the key competencies required to undertake successful digital preservation, whilst being flexible enough to be used for a variety of purposes, such as structuring professional development, aiding recruitment, and assessing curricula. The Framework...

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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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Quantified Carbon Footprint of Long-Term Digital Preservation in the Cloud

Matthew Addis is Chief Technology Officer at Arkivum. Introduction Have you ever wondered what the actual carbon footprint is of doing digital preservation?  For example, what are the CO2 equivalent carbon emissions associated with archiving and preserving a TB of data for 10 years?  There’s been some brilliant discussion and ideas in the digital preservation community around environmental sustainability of long-term digital preservation.  The DPC have a page that...

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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 (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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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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Benchmarking Access at National Archives of Australia

Rowena Loo is the Director, Digital Archives Innovation and Research at the National Archives of Australia. Access – it’s the end goal of all digital preservation activity and the true test of our digital preservation efforts. After all, if no one’s going to access it, why preserve it? If it’s not technically possible to access it, how can we claim it’s been preserved? However, it’s all too easy to focus on the more immediate challenges of transfer, ingest and file format preservation,...

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Digital Preservation Futures: Business Case Toolkit Booksprint

Background The Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit was created by the Jisc funded SPRUCE Project in 2013 in a 3-day workshop following a Book Sprint format. Since its creation it has helped many organisations by providing an in-depth guide to writing a business case focused on digital preservation activities. The Toolkit provides an array of helpful information to assist in the construction of a business case, from planning and preparation all the way through to polishing and...

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Digital Preservation Futures: Business Case Toolkit Booksprint

Background The Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit was created by the Jisc funded SPRUCE Project in 2013 in a 3-day workshop following a Book Sprint format. Since its creation it has helped many organisations by providing an in-depth guide to writing a business case focused on digital preservation activities. The Toolkit provides an array of helpful information to assist in the construction of a business case, from planning and preparation all the way through to polishing and...

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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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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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The DPC Competency Framework

The DPC Digital Preservation Competency Framework The DPC Competency Framework identifies and describes information on the skills, knowledge, and competencies required for successful digital preservation. It builds on previous work on identifying competencies for digital preservation and guidance from key models of good practice to provide a framework that is: Applicable for organizations of any size and in any sector. Able to support a range of workforce development...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: The DPC 20th Anniversary Award

The Digital Preservation Awards finalists for The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) 20th Anniversary Award are revealed today, with three enduring projects being recognised for their longevity and durability of contribution to the digital preservation community. Finalists for The DPC 20th Anniversary Award are (in no particular order):

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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: Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with another three innovative and impressive initiatives being recognised for their achievements.

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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 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 Finalists Announced: International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration & Co-operation

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with two exceptional projects being recognised for their collaborative achievements. 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 Read more about the Digital Preservation...

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