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Upcoming Digital Repository of Ireland Events in May 2022

Added on 5 May 2022

The Digital Repository of Ireland is hosting two upcoming events in May; ‘Getting Started with Oral Histories Plenary’ and 'Archiving Bodies: Digital Archives, Feminist & Queer Praxis'. Details on these events and how to register can be found below.

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iPres looks to the Future: host cities announced for 2024, 2025 and 2026

Added on 5 May 2022

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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RAM-bulance Surgery Sessions

RAMLight1Do you need help or advice to complete your DPC RAM assessment? Do you have questions about the model? Do you want a friendly chat in confidence with DPC staff to help you get the most from your self-assessment?

Each year we ask DPC Members to complete a DPC RAM Assessment so that we can collate Member data and create benchmarking information to help organizations plan their digital preservation work, and inform our own support activities.

If you would like help or advice on completing your DPC RAM Assessment by Wednesday 1st June, book a confidential one-to-one ‘RAM-bulance’ Surgery Session with Jenny Mitcham and Paul Wheatley who can provide guidance and answer any questions you might have on the process.

RAM-bulance surgery sessions are 30 mins long and scheduled to accommodate various timezones. You are welcome to book 2 sessions back-to-back on the same day if you would like longer than 30 mins.

RAM-Bulance Surgery Sessions are for DPC Members only.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance with your DPC RAM.

 

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Reducing the pain of procurement

Michael Popham

Michael Popham

Last updated on 6 May 2022

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 solutions? The DPC has recently launched a set of resources designed to help.

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DPC Competency Framework and Audit Toolkit - Member Preview and Recruitment for Pilot

Added on 6 May 2022

The DPC is pleased to open registration for a webinar* on 15th June 2022 to introduce its new Competency Framework and Competency Audit Toolkit (DPC CAT), which will be available for Member Preview from that date. DPC also invites expressions of interest from Members who would like to participate in a pilot of the new Competency Audit Toolkit to help further refine the resource before its public release later in 2022.

 

* Please note that this webinar will be repeated at two separate times to enable those in different time zones to attend. More details are provided below.

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Vacancy for Senior Digital Collection Specialist at Library of Congress

16 May 2022

Washington, DC

$106,823 - $138,868 per year

Full-Time

EPISODE 1: Digital Preservation Futures with Ex Libris

When: Monday 9 May 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 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 offerings, in order to help members identify what is still missing and community needs.

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No time to waste: what’s ticking at CLOCKSS

Alicia Wise

Alicia Wise

Last updated on 11 May 2022

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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