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Enriching, Empowering, and Future-proofing: The benefits of Linked (Open) Data for archives

Since the early 2000s, there has been an explosion in the amount and variety of archives and archival data available digitally. While processes have been revolutionised in response to technological developments, methods for the preservation and provision of access to such digital archives and archival data has failed to keep pace with these changes. Recent scholarship has shown the potential of Linked Data (LD) to overcome some of the challenges associated with the increasing digitisation and datafication of archives. Existing research into archival LD has predominately focused on individual projects detailing technological aspects of the process of producing and publishing LD; the benefits that LD can bring to the archives sector in general remain little understood, and its role in ensuring the future sustainability of digital assets has not been considered. The aim of this study was to address these gaps in scholarship by exploring how archive services and their users can benefit from increased engagement with archival LD and considering what barriers are preventing the archives sector from fully
experiencing these benefits.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: The National Archives (UK) Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work

Added on 7 June 2022

The first set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with three impressive individuals being recognised for their distinguished student work.

Neil Jefferies from the University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries and Chair of the Judging Panel, said:

“Digital preservation activities have continued apace throughout the pandemic, and with workplaces adopting more online tools and remote working, the need to maintain access to digital materials can only increase. I am very encouraged that, even with shadow of Covid in the background, such an inspiring set of interesting and topical projects have been selected as awards finalists.”    

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022: The Finalists

Finalists for The National Archives (UK) Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work are (in no particular order):

  • Catherine Alexander with 'An Investigation of Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation in Scotland'

  • Mychely Schubert with 'Blockchain and land property records: a multiple case study identifying barriers'

  • sasha arden with 'Access to Artistic Content on CD-ROMs'

 

Finalists for The National Records of Scotland Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are (in no particular order):

  • Archiving Reproductive Health

  • Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin’s Personal Cinema: the digital and archival legacy

  • Preserving and sharing the Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert photographic collection

 

Finalists for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Co-operation are (in no particular order):

  • Kickstart Cymru: Enhancing digital preservation capacity in Wales

  • ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments

 

Finalists for the Dutch Digital Heritage Network Award for Teaching and Communications are (in no particular order):

  • Learning through doing: building digital preservation skills in Wales

  • Managing Digital Archives online learning course from ICA

  • Professional archives and records education for the 21st Century

 

Finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation are (in no particular order):

  • The effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions

  • Enabling DNA as a digital preservation medium

  • Enriching, Empowering, and Futureproofing: The benefits of Linked (Open) Data for archives

 

Finalists for The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector are (in no particular order):

  • National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation

  • Long-term preservation of Digital Health Records

  • Mahou-San Miguel: Preserving the Legacy of the Leading Spanish Brewery Company

 

 

Finalists for The DPC 20th Anniversary Award are (in no particular order):

  • PREMIS Data Dictionary and related resources

  • Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI): Supporting Collaboration, Cooperation and Community Building for Digital Preservation

  • PRONOM Technical Registry

 

The Digital Preservation Awards are made possible by the expertise and support provided by our international panel of Judges, and funding from our sponsors.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: The National Records of Scotland Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy

Added on 7 June 2022

The Digital Preservation Awards 2022 finalists for the prestigious Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are revealed today, with three more initiatives celebrated for the practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects.

Finalists for The National Records of Scotland Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are (in no particular order):

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration & Co-operation

Added on 8 June 2022

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with two exceptional projects being recognised for their collaborative achievements.

Finalists for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Co-operation are (in no particular order):

  • Kickstart Cymru: Enhancing digital preservation capacity in Wales

  • ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: Dutch Digital Heritage Network Award for Teaching and Communications

Added on 8 June 2022

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed, with three more creative initiatives being recognised for their achievements!

Finalists for the Award for Teaching and Communications, sponsored by Sound & Vision and the National Archives of the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, are (in no particular order):

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Vacancy for Data Engineer at The UK National Archives

21 June 2022

London

£41,000 - £47,000

Full-Time

Vacancy for Project Archivist (Sensitivity Review) at University of Oxford

27 June 2022

Oxford

Grade 7 - £33,309 - £40,927 p.a.

Fixed Term

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