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Vacancy for Project Curator EMKP at The British Museum

15 December 2021

Bloomsbury

£26,436

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Associate Records Officer at IAEA

28 December 2021

Vienna

US $48805

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Copyright and Licensing Specialist at the University of Oxford

20 December 2021

Oxford

£42,149 - £50,296 per annum

Full-Time

iPres 2022 Call for Contributions Now Open

Added on 1 December 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Contributions for iPres 2022 is now open! We invite original contributions that will develop the theory and practice of digital preservation.

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RAM Jam: Improving digital preservation capability with DPC RAM

In a jam with digital preservation? Wondering how to make a start? Need advice on moving from an awareness of the challenges to positive actions? This informal, Members-only workshop is for you!

This new workshop in our ‘RAM Jam’ series is aimed at those who would like advice and guidance on moving up to the ‘basic’ level (level 2) of DPC’s Rapid Assessment Model

The Rapid Assessment Model is DPC’s maturity model for digital preservation. It is assumed that attendees have some knowledge of DPC RAM and may have already carried out their own self-assessment and gained an understanding of current strengths and weaknesses within their organization.

For a quick introduction to DPC RAM before the event please watch the short introductory video below.

During the workshop each of the eleven sections of DPC RAM will be introduced and a short case study will be provided from a panel member who’s organization has recently moved forward in this section. Speakers will share their own experiences of making progress with RAM, discussing what they did to move up a level and sharing any tips, tricks, tools and resources that helped. There will be time allocated for further discussion of each section and an opportunity for all attendees to share their own experiences and ask questions.

To maintain the confidentiality of Member’s DPC RAM self-assessments this workshop will be conducted under Chatham House Rules.

Agenda
  • Welcome and introduction

  • Why RAM Jam?

  • A focus on each section of RAM including

    • Introduction to the basic level

    • Experiences from a Member

    • Recommended tools and resources

    • Discussion and Q&A

  • Next steps and wrap up

The workshop will run for 2 hours 30 minutes with a scheduled break.

DPC Member panel

RAM Jam whiteWe are pleased to have a number of invited panel members at this event who will be sharing their own experiences at moving forward with DPC RAM:

  • Samantha Case, Bacardi

  • Rachel MacGregor, University of Warwick

  • Kieran O'Leary, National Library of Ireland

  • Laura Peaurt, University of Nottingham

  • Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London

  • Clair Waller, University of Kent

Registration

DPC MEMBERS - PLEASE LOG IN TO REGISTER

Check your local time for the event here. 

Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration will close at 12:00 GMT on 30th November and early booking is recommended.

Registration is free and is open to DPC members only.  

Places for DPC members will be restricted to five places for full members and one place for associates on a first come, first served basis.

If you find you are no longer able to attend the workshop please let us know in advance so we can free up your space to those on the waiting list.

If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy

The DPC Community is guided by the values set out in our Strategic Plan and aims to be respectful, welcoming, inclusive and transparent. We encourage diversity in all its forms and are committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation, whilst remaining technology and vendor neutral. We ask all those who are part of this community to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy [link].

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Wikidata for Digital Preservationists: Member preview of new DPC Technology Watch Guidance Note

Added on 2 December 2021

Wikidata thumbnailThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released a Member Preview of the next in its series of Technology Watch Guidance Notes, on Wikidata for Digital Preservationists by Katherine Thornton, today.

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Digital Preservation and Environmental Sustainability: Five Themes for the Future

William Kilbride

William Kilbride

Last updated on 3 December 2021

[sigue la versión en español]

In November I was invited to speak to the members of RIPDASA in Latin America on the theme of environmental sustainability and digital preservation. This presentation gave me scope to expand a short provocation given on the same theme on the fringes of COP26 which we have also published.  It is not exactly a deep dive, but more than a toe in the water.  You can also watch the video of the presentation which includes Spanish subtitles.

Thank you very much for the invitation to join you today to share some thoughts about the relationship between digital preservation and environmental sustainability.  There’s quite a lot we could say on this issue, so I’d like to cover a lot of ground in the next 15 minutes or so.  I have 5 themes.

Firstly, I want to define the digital preservation problem as this will help establish the scope for discussion that follows. Then I want to clarify the relationship between preservation and disposal and look at the opportunities that digital preservation creates to manage and reduce the amount of data we retain.  I will then dig a bit more deeply into the ways in which digital preservation consumes energy and the implications that arise from efforts to reduce this consumption.  The origin of the energy also matters tremendously as do expectations about access. Towards the end I will take a brief detour into the history of digital preservation as this is not irrelevant to our work.  Changes which will disrupt the digital economy will also disrupt our understanding of digital preservation.  Finally, I want to reflect on the DPC and how we’re beginning to make changes in our own work.

 

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Digital Preservation Coalition, Annual General Meeting 2021

Digital Preservation Coalition, Annual General Meeting 2021                                    

Members are cordially invited to the Nineteenth Annual General Meeting of the Digital Preservation Coalition which will be held at 15:30 UTC on Tuesday 7th December (click here to check your local time). The meeting will be held online. Members are invited to join by phone or video conference.

The AGM is being chaired by Juan Bicarregui, Chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

Further details including the agenda will be released in due course. 

DPC Members please log in to access registration link and papers. 

DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy 

The DPC Community is guided by the values set out in our Strategic Plan and aims to be respectful, welcoming, inclusive and transparent. We encourage diversity in all its forms and are committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation, whilst remaining technology and vendor neutral. We ask all those who are part of this community and attending this session to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy.  

 

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Vacancy for Senior Java Developer at The National Archives

20 December 2021

Remote, Kew

Up to £700 per day

Fixed Term

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