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Through it's Leadership Programme the DPC offers members access scholarships and support for training and development opportunities. Scholarship recipients are asked to provide reports of their experiences so that the wider membership may also benefit.

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Notes from IDCC 2018 - Day Two

Day two of IDCC18 explored not only how we can better support data management, but also what we can do with data to meet the aims of our organisations, and finally how we can work together to create more inclusive communities that support innovative solutions.  Inclusivity was also the theme of the closing remarks, which revealed that the conference organisers had taken steps to encourage a more even gender balance in the contributing voices.  The overall atmosphere of the second day...

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Notes from IDCC 2018 - Day One

The 13th IDCC took place in Barcelona in February this year and with the help of a scholarship from the DPC, I was able to attend for the first time. The conference theme was ‘Beyond FAIR’ (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data, and these principles were at the heart of many of the talks. Questions surfaced about the extent to which it is possible to make data FAIR, the challenges involved and what needs to be considered outside these principles.   As a new...

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Preservation storage workshop at iPres 2017

Read Jaye Weatherburn's account of sessions at iPRES 2017. Jaye, who works at the University of Melbourne, attended iPRES with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. At iPres 2017 (in September | Kyoto, Japan) I attended the Digital Preservation Storage Workshop: Exploring Preservation Storage Criteria and Distributed Digital Preservation.  I was particularly keen to attend this workshop, as in my role at...

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Data management at iPRES 2017

Read Chris Fryer's account of sessions at iPRES 2017. Chris, who works at the Parliamentary Archives, attended iPRES with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. First things first, I'm extremely fortunate and grateful to be in a position to attend events such as iPRES. My heartfelt thanks go out to the DPC for the Scholarship and my current employers the Parliamentary Archives. "Data management"; a wonderfully...

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Reflections on PASIG 2017, Oxford

Read Matt Zawadski's account of sessions on Emulation and Software Preservation at PASIG 2017. Matt, who works at the University of Sheffield, attended PASIG with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. The PASIG conference arrived at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford with delegates from over 30 different countries attending. The first day consisted of a bootcamp, designed to get delegates ‘on the same page’...

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Acquisition and Appraisal at iPres2017

Read Jaye Weatherburn's account of sessions on Acquisition & Appraisal at iPRES 2017. Jaye attended iPRES 2017 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters. Thanks to a DPC Leadership Program scholarship (made possible by Commercial Supporters Arkivum, Preservica and Mirror Web) I attended iPres 2017 in Kyoto. This blog post focusses on the three presentations in the “Acquisition & Appraisal” session (Wednesday 27th...

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Emulation and Software Preservation at iPres 2017

  Read Louise Lawson's account of sessions on Emulation and Software Preservation at iPRES 2017. Louise is attending iPRES 2017 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters.

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FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories at iPres 2017

  Read Louise Lawson's account of Ingrid Dillo's key note session on FAIR and Open Data at iPRES 2017. Louise is attending iPRES 2017 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters.

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PASIG 2017 - A Twitter Retelling

  The Twitter coverage of the 2017 PASIG Conference, held at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, 11th-13th September, was enthusiastic and comprehensive. Here Simon Whibley gathers together his own tweets, along with those of other conference participants, to provide an overview of the key issues raised during those 3 days in Oxford. Simon attended PASIG 2017 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by our Commericial Supporters.

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DPTP Migration of file formats; understanding loss and how to manage it

A DPC bursary enabled me to attend the above event hosted at ULCC last month. As someone from an archives background relatively new to digital preservation, Ed Pinsent’s introduction to this one day course at Senate House - which put forward the suggestion that discussion of file migration has previously been dominated by computer science and technical analysis of file format - was reassuring music to my (until recently) untechnical ears. In the context of the reading and research I had...

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iPRES 2016 Blog - Panel: Software Sustainability and Preservation

Paul Young has been Digital Archivist at the National Archives for just over a year, dealing with the ingest of Born-Digital records and undertaking file format research for PRONOM. Paul attended iPRES 2016 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme. This blog is part of a series produced by scholarship recipients who attended iPRES 2016. Panel Discussion: Software Sustainability and Preservation: Implications for the Long-Term Access to Digital Heritage

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