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Through it's Career Development Fund (previously known as the Leadership Programme) the DPC offers members access scholarships and support for training and development opportunities.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for IIPC Web Archiving Conference 2023

The DPC is pleased to offer up to two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the IIPC Web Archiving Conference 2023 (#IIPCWAC23), being held in-person at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision located in Hilversum, the Netherlands, from 11-12 May 2023. Each grant will cover 100% of the registration fees as well as a contribution towards travel and accommodation. More details about the grants are provided below, and applications are welcomed from DPC...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for PV 2023 Conference in Geneva

The DPC is pleased to offer up to two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the PV 2023 Conference – Adding value (to) and preserving Scientific and Technical data (#PV2023), taking place on 2-4 May at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), in Geneva, Switzerland. Each grant will cover 100% of conference registration fees as well as a contribution towards travel and accommodation. More details about the grants are provided below, and applications are...

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Calendar of Upcoming DPC Grants Now Available

The DPC is pleased to share a new calendar of upcoming 2023 Career Development Fund Grants, now available on the DPC website! The calendar provides a list of all planned 2023 Advertised Grant Opportunities with information on the format, location, dates of event or course, and when the Call For Applicants will be announced via the DPC News page.

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FAIR Digital Objects 2022 Conference – Challenges with terminology

Zoë Hollingworth is Collections Systems Lead at V&A South Kensington and part-time PhD student in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. She recently attended FDO2022 with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. With a grant from the Digital Preservation Coalition, I was fortunate enough to attend the 1st International Conference of FAIR Digital Objects (FDO2022) held in Leiden, Holland, 26th to 28th October 2022. The conference was...

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Reimagining the digital preservation workflows of Archives - FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022

Thandokazi Maceba is a Data Curation Officer at the Libraries of the University of Cape Town (UCT). She recently attended The FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022 in Cape Town, with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I discovered the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022 at a time in my career when I was searching for ways to improve my skills set and broaden my scope in the Library and Information Sciences sector. I like the fact that it was happening in...

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Tapping the (Open) Source – No Time To Wait 2022

Nigel Bryant is Audiovisual Digitisation Officer at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection. He recently attended No Time To Wait 6 with support from a travel grant from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. As part of my role, I am constantly striving to improve processes and workflow for the preservation of AV materials. I am currently implementing an open source workflow employing the Matroska (.mkv) video format, ideally using entirely Free and Open...

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Notes After Attending the 2022 FIAF Film Restoration Summer School

Natalia Bianchi is a Digitisation Technician working with time-based media in the Access Team at Imperial War Museum. She attended the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School this year with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. Even if film archives and cultural heritage institutions around the world are aware of the comprehensive film preservation policies that should be put in place, many analogue film collections are slowly deteriorating over...

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ASA 2022 - NFSA: Evolving Identity and Emerging Technologies

Natalie Anderson is Project Officer, Digital Archives Innovation and Research, at National Archives of Australia. She attended ASA 2022 Here We Are Conference with the support of the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I was recently the lucky recipient of a #DigitalPreservationCoalition (DPC) grant to support my registration and attendance to this year’s #AustralianSocietyofArchivists (ASA) national annual conference...

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DCDC 2022 - Inclusive, Diverse, Collections for the Future - now!

Adrian Clark is Academic Librarian for the Wolfson School of Engineering at Loughborough University. He attended DCDC 2022 with the support of the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I am the Academic Librarian for the Wolfson School of Engineering at Loughborough University. My interests are in research support and how data archiving and preservation underpins the scholarly record and can create new research opportunities. Having worked in the cultural and...

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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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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for TPDL 2022 and FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022

In recognition of the growing need among our members for access to professional development opportunities around the world, the DPC is pleased to announce it is offering Career Development Fund grants for two upcoming conferences. Two grants will be available for each of the following: The 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2022 taking place in Padua, Italy, 20-23 September 2022 The Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision /...

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Reflections on Imaging, Visualisation and Artificial Intelligence from the IS&T Archiving 2022 Conference

Gemma Evans is a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on the National AI-Enabled Repository for Wales Project and attended IS&T Archiving 2022 on behalf of DPC member Aberystwyth University with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. The DPC Career Development Fund grant provided me with the opportunity to attend the recent Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving 2022 conference which took place virtually from 7-10...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for ASA 2022 Conference

The DPC is pleased to announce two Career Development Fund grants for Members to attend the hybrid 2022 Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Here We Are Conference, 17 - 20 October 2022. Applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 7:00 UTC on 26th July 2022.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for ARA 2022 Conference

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for Members to attend the Archives and Records Association 2022 Conference (ARA2022) taking place 31st August – 2nd September in Chester, UK. Each grant will cover 100% of the registration fees for full conference attendance (includes two nights accommodation). Applications are welcomed from DPC Members until the grant deadline of 07:00 UTC on 7th June 2022.

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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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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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