Advocacy

Parent Tags

Issues

Articles

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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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

Read More


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,...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


DPC Response to First Consultation on Legal Deposit (March 2010)

The DPC has published its response to the recent consultation from the Department for Culture Media and Sport on 'UK Online Publications'.  The DPC has welcomed the progress which has been made by the Legal Deposit Advisory Panel on recommendations for collecting digital material and is eager that the momentum recently achieved is maintained so that continuing progress can be made. It warmly welcomes the proposal for regulation-based harvesting and calls for early...

Read More


National Heritage Science Strategy

National Heritage Science Strategy Consultation The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry on Science and Heritage called for the production of a new National Heritage Science Strategy, a task that is now being taken forward by the National Heritage Science Strategy Steering Group.  Work has progressed in four packages: at the time of writing 3 reports have been released for consultation and a fourth document - the strategy iteslf is in development. The DPC has...

Read More


DPC Response to Digital Britain: The Interim Report

DPC promotes long term access in Digital Britain. Full DPC Response to Digital Britain: The Interim Report (March 2009) Introduction The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a not-for profit membership organisation whose primary objective is to raise awareness of the importance of the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues. It acts as an enabling and agenda-setting body within the digital preservation world and works to...

Read More


Scroll to top