Preservation Planning

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Reflections on Operation Night Watch: the largest research and conservation project of one of Rembrandt’s finest works

Annette le Roux is Collection Developer Archival Resources at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She attended IS&T Archiving 2021 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. Annette le Roux is the Collection Developer Archival Resources at the Unisa Library, University of South Africa, with an International Masters in Digital Library Learning (DILL) obtained in 2009. She also completed the Society of American Archivists certificate:...

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Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project: Evaluation Report now available

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and UK National Archives are pleased to share the evaluation report from the Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project with the digital preservation community this month. The 1-year project, which ran from January to December 2020, was a joint endeavour between the UK National Archives, the University of Warwick and other partners from across the UK archives community. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project aimed to...

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Understanding User Needs: DPC publishes next in Technology Watch Guidance Note Series on Access to digital collections.

The DPC has released the next in its series of Technology Watch Guidance Notes on Access to digital collections. The new Guidance Note entitled Understanding User Needs by Sharon McMeekin is available as a one-month Member preview from today. Understanding User Needs provides a pragmatic approach to conducting and interpreting a user needs analysis, whilst highlighting the importance and significance of the results.

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DPC Rapid Assessment Model

What is DPC RAM? The DPC Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool that has been designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability. This model aims to be: Applicable for organizations of any size and in any sector Applicable for all content of long-term value Preservation strategy and solution agnostic Based on existing good practice Simple to understand and quick to apply Watch Introductory...

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