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A foot in the door is worth two on the desk

Shibboleth I am asked, from time to time, how to persuade management that digital preservation matters. It’s a puzzling question in context and content. For a start, I am not sure I have ever persuaded anyone of anything. I have been on hand when people persuaded themselves but that’s not the same thing. It’s like finding the fire brigade at the scene of every major fire and assuming they are to blame. Moreover, I am not sure it’s possible to offer a global shibboleth for digital preservation...

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Engaging with Public Policy

The DPC campaigns for digital preservation and long term access to be a feature of public policy and routinely advises Government and related agencies on issues that are relevant to our members and our mandate.  The DPC Board has adopted a set of principles for the DPC's engagement with public policy and direct advocacy.  While this document is due for renewal, it lays out in clear terms the values of the Coalition and how and when the DPC will intervene in public policy...

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Digital Preservation Awards Roll of Honour

2022 - Winner of the International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration and Cooperation, presented by Meg Phillips and Neil GrindleyARCHIVER Project      2022 - Winner of the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation, presented by Neil Chue Hong and Kirsty LingstadtThe effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions      2022 - Winner of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network Award for Teaching and...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2014 - Winners

The winners of the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2014 were announced at an exciting ceremony hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition at the Wellcome Trust in London. Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are a prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. ‘In its early years,...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2014 - Winners

The winners of the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2014 were announced at an exciting ceremony hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition at the Wellcome Trust in London. Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are a prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. ‘In its early years,...

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Career Development Fund

Workforce Development in Digital Preservation The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training for professional development, as well as the very great risks and costs that are incurred by those that provide and deliver such training. The DPC Career Development Fund (previously known as the Leadership Programme) has been created with the help of DPC’s Supporters to offer an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training 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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