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DPA 2014: Practical Digital Preservation: a how-to guide for organizations of any size, Adrian Brown

Much has been done to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by digital preservation; today, most memory institutions and information management professionals have at least a basic understanding of why it matters. However, that awareness has not been always been matched by practical guidance and solutions, and there are widespread misconceptions that digital preservation requires huge budgets and very specialised expertise, and is the sole preserve of the national memory...

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DPA 2014: Skilling the Information Professional, Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University Department of Information Studies (AUDIS) has been offering education and training in information, archive, library and heritage studies for 50 years with distance learning provision available for over 25 years. Distance learning accredited and assessed short-courses for CPD have also been available a number of years. AUDIS offers the following post-graduate higher education qualifications: Credit bearing modules (5, 10 or 20 credits) Post-graduate Certificates...

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DPA 2014: The SPRUCE Project - University of Leeds and partners

The SPRUCE Project was a two year collaboration between the University of Leeds, the British Library, the Digital Preservation Coalition, the London School of Economics and the Open Planets Foundation.  SPRUCE was funded by Jisc with the aim of supporting digital preservation activity and making that activity sustainable.  The project was primarily focused on supporting grass roots preservation activity, by connecting individuals responsible for managing digital data with domain...

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DPA 2014: Jpylyzer, a JP2 validator and extractor - KB (National Library of the Netherlands) and Partners

The JPEG 2000 standard and its JP2 still image format are steadily gaining popularity in the archival community. An increasing number of cultural heritage institutions are now using JP2 as the preferred format for the storage of preservation masters and access copies within large-scale digitisation programs. If JP2 is used as a preservation format, it is vital to ensure that images are not damaged, and that they are compliant with the format’s specifications. In addition, institutions may have...

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DPA 2014: bwFLA - Functional Long-term Archival and Access - University of Freiburg and Partners

Today's research as well as significant parts of cultural activity are conducted using electronic equipment, most notable computer systems and to some extent mobile electronic gadgets. Even more importantly, many born-digital assets are inextricably linked with their creation environment, which means that they require a specific runtime environment to be rendered and to restore their original utility, look-and-feel and performance. These runtime environments, however, are...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2012

The DPC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 Digital Preservation Awards. The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. It was first awarded in 2004 as one of the Conservation Awards and it has been presented on four occasions (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010), sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition with the Institute for Conservation. Although based on the Conservation Awards the...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2014

The DPC is delighted to introduce the finalists for the Digital Preservation Awards 2014. Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are the most prominent celebration of achievement for those pe ople and organisations that have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. ‘In its early years, the Digital Preservation Award was a niche category in the Conservation Awards’, explained...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2018: Credits and Sponsorship

We are very grateful to the following agencies who have contributed materially to the Digital Preservation Awards, enabling this exciting process to take place: Sponsors Headline Sponsor Google Gold Sponsor The National Archives, also sponsors of the Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy Silver Sponsor MirrorWeb Bronze Sponsors Arkivum ExLibris Formpipe International Institute for Social History (IISH) LIBNOVA The Netherlands Institute for Sound and...

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Roll of Honour

2018 - The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation, presented by Neil Chue Hong, SSI and Natalie Harrower, Digital Repository of Ireland Stanford University Libraries; ePADD The DPC Award for Teaching and Communications, presented by Sally McInnes, National Library of Wales and Neil Grindley, Jisc Jennifer Allen, Matthew Farrell, Shira Peltzman, Alice Prael and Dorothy Waugh; The Archivist’s Guide to Kryoflux The National Records of Scotland...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2014 - Winners

The winners of the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2014 were announced at an exciting ceremony hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition at the Wellcome Trust in London. Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are a prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. ‘In its early...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2018: Judges

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce its judges for 2018: David Tarrant, Open Data Institute David is the learning skills lead at the Open Data Institute responsible for the direction and quality of the ODI’s teaching products. David has over 15 years experience of working in the open as well as digital preservation. He holds a PhD on measuring the impact of open science. Before joining the ODI, Dave created the preservation extensions to the ePrints...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016: Eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Scope: The judges will assume a broad definition of digital preservation: projects which describe themselves with specialist terms like ‘conservation’, ‘continuity’, ‘curation’, ‘legacy’, ‘permanent accessibility’ , ‘sustainment’ or ‘sustainability’ will be eligible so long as they can demonstrate that they are working towards ensuring our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. Typically, digitization projects will not be eligible unless they offer a specific deliverable that will...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016: How to enter

Applications All nominees should read the Nomination Pack (DPA16A) and submit their application using the Nomination Form (DPA16B) which must include the following: A brief summary of the project of no more than 100 words. This wording will be used on publicity material and should be as concise and clear as possible. A project description of no more than 1000 words, setting out the nature and purpose of the project, and why it is considered to be a potential Award-winner. The project...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2016: Background and Overview

The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. The first Digital Preservation Award was created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation. It provided a rare opportunity to engage in some high profile advocacy, articulating nuanced messages about how and why one might engage in digital preservation. Today, the Awards continue to enable the DPC to endorse and celebrate outstanding work which...

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Digital Preservation Awards launched for 2016

The Digital Preservation Coalition's quest to find and celebrate the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards.  The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining a digital legacy, and will culminate in a glittering awards ceremony at the...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2014

Watch the Digital Preservation Awards Ceremony, filmed live at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on 17th November 2014 Find out more

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DPC Response to EU Science Information Policy Consultation

The DPC has responded to a consultation from the EC regarding science information policy, noting that the impacts sought from improved access to scientific information are only viable where sufficient attention is paid to preservation.  Preservation has a particular importance for scientific information because meaningful innovation is necessarily responsive previous generations of research. In that sense, preservation of appropriate research outputs is essential to all sciences,...

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DPC Response to Legal Deposit Consultation

DPC Response to Second Consultation on Legal Deposit (December 2010) The DPC has responded to the second phase of consultation on Electronic Legal Deposit noting the essential relationship between preservation and access. We note and welcome the proposal that extend legal deposit to include charged content as well as content to which access is restricted. This will create the conditions where a more rounded and more valuable national archive can be created. Experience in digital preservation...

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DPC Response to Public Records Review

The DPC has responded to the consultation on the Public records review, welcoming the explicit statement that digitized and ‘born digital’ materials constitute a public record, noting and supporting the focus on informational content and the consequent need for ‘technology proofing’ and the management of formats.  The DPC has offered its assistance in identifying and resolving issues that may arise. Research shows that clear advice about the preservation of digital materials is both...

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DPC Response to Review of Exceptions

The DPC has published its response to the recent Intellectual Property Office consultation on exceptions to copyright law with a detailed discussion of how these proposals impact on digital preservation.  In summary, the DPC warmly welcomes the proposal to permit multiple copies to be created for preservation purposes. It notes and welcomes the proposal to broaden the types of content that can qualify for this exception and welcomes the proposal that extends this...

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