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Trends in the Use of Digital Preservation Tools

Added on 10 August 2020

More and more diverse digital material is pouring into the archives of heritage institutions, often also in large amounts. This makes automatic processing necessary. Which preservation tools are used by the digital heritage institutions? Ania Molenda, project leader of the Preservation Tools project at the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, asks this and other questions to the heritage field. She incorporated the results of her research in a report The Use of Preservation Tools among Dutch Heritage Organizations.

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Invitation to Participate in the I\V/A\V: Informal Virtual Audio Visual Summit - Library of Congress

Added on 6 August 2020

The Library of Congress will convene an informal virtual summit on September 15th, 2020 from 9am - 5pm EST. The purpose of the gathering is to share ongoing work at the Library to improve access to held sound and moving image material, and to learn from the wider community of a/v practitioners and users.

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Australian Society of Archivists joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 4 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), as they become the newest Full Member of the Coalition this week.

The Australian Society of Archivists Inc. (ASA) is Australia’s peak professional body for archivists and recordkeepers. The ASA advocates on behalf of archivists, and the archival and recordkeeping profession as well as supports best practice standards and services. The ASA recognises the increasing demand for digital archival and recordkeeping skills in community organisations, corporate entities, and government, and the effective ongoing management of digital archives.

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 3 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome AIATSIS as the newest Associate Member of the Coalition this week.

Based in Canberra Australia, AIATSIS is a national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. With a growing collection of over 1 million items encompassing films, photographs, audio recordings, art and objects, printed and other resource materials, AIATSIS is developing, preserving and providing access to a national collection with the aim of promoting and enhancing the knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage and culture.

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Forward Together: Digital Preservation Coalition publishes 2020-2021 prospectus

Added on 3 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share its new program of activities for the coming year. Commissioned by Members from around the world as part of the DPC’s ‘Connecting the Bits’ annual consultation, including for the first time the new Australasia and Asia-Pacific Stakeholder Group, the prospectus outlines the DPC’s plan for 2020-2021. Focused on the priority digital preservation topics Members have specified, the prospectus includes publications, training, webinars, specialist briefings, as well as a range of exciting new activities and resources.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for Online Course at the Digital Curation Lab, University of Salford

Added on 31 July 2020

In recognition of the growing need among our members for online professional development opportunities, the DPC's Career Development Fund is pleased to offer two grants to help cover the course fees for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Curation at the Digital Curation Lab, University of Salford. These grants, detailed below, are open to all DPC members.

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Records and Information Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 30 July 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome Records and Information Professionals Australasia (RIMPA), as they become the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

As the body representing records and information management practitioners across the southern hemisphere, RIMPA actively promotes best practice, sets industry standards, and fosters professional development across all business sectors and educational institutions.

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Final call for nominations: Two weeks left to enter the Digital Preservation Awards 2020

Added on 27 July 2020

The most significant celebration of achievements in digital preservation draws ever closer with just two weeks left to enter the Digital Preservation Awards 2020.

The deadline for entries is 0900 (UK) on Monday 10th August: submit your nominations and be in with a chance of being named the best in your field of expertise and receive recognition for all of your hard work.

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