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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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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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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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EPISODE 6: Digital Preservation Futures with Twist Bioscience

When: Tuesday 17 May 2022, 17:00 - 18:00 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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EPISODE 5: Digital Preservation Futures with LIBNOVA

When: Friday 13 May 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 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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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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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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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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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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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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