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Webinar Miniseries: Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation - Episode 7: Software Preservation and Public Accountability: Moving the Needle

The Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation Miniseries builds on the Software Preservation Webinar Series that ran from April 23 - May 30, 2018. This miniseries explores the legal challenges associated with preservation, sharing and reuse of software. Guests discuss their current advocacy work and next steps for legal strategy around software preservation. The Miniseries and the Software Preservation Webinar Series are both jointly hosted by the...

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Monitoring Change in Web and Social Media Content: an Urban Big Data Centre Methods Seminar

Description Invitation to DPC Members to Attend an Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) Methods Seminar co-hosted by DPC with talks by Raymond Cha of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on Monitoring US Federal Websites on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment and Shawn Walker of Arizona State University on The Ephemerality of Social Media: How Social Media Changes Over Time and Its Impact on Our Research Raymond Cha of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI)...

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Webinar Miniseries: Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation - Episode 6: Overview of Current Trends and Their Legal Implications

The Legal Possibilities for Software Preservation Miniseries builds on the Software Preservation Webinar Series  that ran from April 23 - May 30, 2018. This miniseries explores the legal challenges associated with preservation, sharing and reuse of software. Guests discuss their current advocacy work and next steps for legal strategy around software preservation.  The Miniseries and the Software Preservation Webinar Series are both jointly hosted...

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Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force Reconvened

Description This will be the first reconvened meeting of the Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force where participants will discuss and agree on the new Terms of Reference and commence discussions on the topics important to their institutions, their collections, and their users. The Task Force was first formed in 2010 in an effort to coordinate national web archiving programmes. In recent years, however, new developments in web archiving have emerged and many more organisations have turned...

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Draft Outline for Preserving Email (2nd Edition) now available for comment (DPC Member Login Required)

Preserving email: how hard could it be? Following on from a DPC Briefing Day in January 2018, Christopher Prom, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and co-chair of the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives, will be updating his popular DPC Technology Watch Report Preserving Email. The Draft Outline for this second edition, which gives an overview of the updated report and an indication of new material, is now available for DPC Members to review. Any feedback or...

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The EC Vision of our Access and Preservation Mission

On the 25th of April this year (2018) the European Commission released its Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information Brussels, 25.4.2018 C(2018) 2375 final (author resists temptation of side-rant on ISO standard date formats). This work by Mariya Gabriel and Carlos Moedas replaces that by Neelie Kroes (then Commission Vice-President) back in 2012. This revision ”recognises that big data and high-performance computing are changing the way research is...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 5: Scaling Software Preservation and Emulation

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 5: Scaling...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 4: Software in Digital/Scholarly Communications

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 4: Software...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 3: Software (Re)Use Cases

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode will explore a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 3:...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 2: Software Collection Development

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 2: Software...

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Software Preservation Webinar EPISODE 1: Software Preservation Overview

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. EPISODE 1: Software...

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Software Preservation Webinar Series, 25th April - 30th May, now open for registration

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network invite you to register for their upcoming Software Preservation Webinar Series. Jointly hosted, the series will examine several software preservation contexts including collection development, reuse cases, scholarly communication, scaling programs within and across organizations, and software preservation legal challenges.

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#DeleteFacebook and User Data Scandal Plastered Across the Headlines. Meanwhile, the National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web

National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web, New York, 22-24 March 2018 Web archives can serve as witness to crimes, corruption, and abuse; they are powerful advocacy tools; they support community memory around moments of political change, cultural expression, or tragedy. At the same time, they can cause harm and facilitate surveillance and oppression.  Tomorrow I jet off to the big apple to attend the National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web hosted by Rhizome, the Documenting...

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Invitation to the First Meeting of the Reconvened Web Archiving & Preservation Task Force (members only)

The DPC is delighted to invite DPC members to register for the first meeting of the reconvened Web Archiving and Preservation Task Force. This DPC member-only event will take place in Dublin on 27 June 2018, hosted by the National Library of Ireland. This gathering will provide an opportunity to discuss and agree the revised Terms of Reference as well as commence discussions on the topics important to participants’ institutions, their collections, and their users. This event is free and open...

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What exactly did I get up to last year?

Another year flies by very quickly. Happy 2018! Always a useful time to sit back and think about what was achieved last year. So I started off the year with an ambitious list of things that I wanted to achieve (note to self - *never* do that again!) As usual I had a mixture of successes and setbacks. All of this helps contribute to both my own understanding about how to work effectively in digital preservation and hopefully the shared understanding of the wider community. Though I...

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Web preservation demands access

Daniel Gomes is Arquivo.pt Service Manager for the Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal. "Collect the web to preserve it?! I don't envy that job." That is a direct quote from my first "real-world" meeting. I was 23 years old, I had just graduated from the University and that was my first job. We were in the year 2000. One year later, we had developed a running prototype to perform selective collection of online publications. It was the first effort to preserve the...

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Where is the real risk?

Carl Grant is Associate Dean/Chief Technology Officer at University of Oklahoma Libraries It’s always one of my goals in my role, to watch emerging technologies and to try and identify those that, per the model Geoffrey Moore established, will “cross the chasm” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_Chasm ) and have an impact in research and pedagogy.  This is always a risky move.  You can be totally wrong, spend a fair amount of money and have little to show at the...

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Dear IFI Irish Film Archive of five years ago

{jcomments on} Kasandra O’Connell is Head of the IFI Irish Film Archive in Dublin, Ireland Dear IFI Irish Film Archive of five years ago, I know you are filled with trepidation at the sudden need for the IFI Irish Film Archive to preserve Ireland’s digital moving image heritage alongside your analogue collections. The switch to digital formats within the film and broadcasting sector in Ireland has been sudden, encouraged by a government sponsored scheme enabling cinemas to...

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Fifteen years with digital preservation

{jcomments on} Zhenxin Wu is Professor of the Information System Department and Deputy Director of the Digital Preservation Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences at the National Science Library in Beijing, China   与长期保存共同成长的十五年        ...

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What does digital preservation mean to you?

{jcomments on} Jaye Weatherburn is Digital Preservation Officer at the University of Melbourne In a review conducted in 2016 for the University of Melbourne’s Digital Preservation Project, key research staff at the university were asked the question, What does digital preservation mean to you? The primary aim of this review was to identify and document gaps in service provision for research data management, and to highlight the main barriers impeding the implementation of sustainable...

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