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Celebrating 20 years: DPC Prospectus 2021-2022 now available

Added on 2 August 2021

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share its new program of activities for its 20th anniversary year .

Focused on the priority digital preservation topics Members have specified through the annual Connecting the Bits consultation process, and through the Australasia and Asia-Pacific Stakeholder Group, the 2021-2022 prospectus includes publications, training, webinars, specialist briefings, as well as a range of exciting new activities and resources.

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Registration is now open for Foundations and Methods of Archiving Email Records Training, 8th-9th September 2021

Added on 30 July 2021

In the workshop, comprising two half-days, instructors will equip attendees with knowledge concerning fundamental concepts of the challenges and opportunities inherent in email archiving.

Participants will explore a selection of tools designed to support the acquisition, appraisal, processing, preservation, and access of email records and apply them to real world use cases, to design workflows appropriate for their own needs. In addition, instructors will provide an overview of several US-based projects developing next generation email archives functionality.

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Introducing the DPC’s new Head of Administration and Finance

Added on 29 July 2021

John McMillanThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to announce that John McMillan is the new Head of Administration and Finance; a successor for Alyson Campbell who is retiring. 

John is well known to many of the digital preservation community already since he joined the DPC as Administration Manager in January 2020. 

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EDRMS Preservation: New DPC Toolkit available as Member preview now!

Added on 29 July 2021

EDRMS Toolkit CoverThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), in conjunction with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) in the UK, have released an EDRMS Preservation Toolkit for 6-month Member preview from today.

The Toolkit offers advice on the preservation of records held within an Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS) or other record keeping systems. This applies equally to current systems in use, legacy systems that are falling out of use, and systems that are being procured for the future.

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Preserving 3D, CAD and GIS: New Technology Watch Guidance Notes available for DPC Member Preview

Added on 27 July 2021

Preserving 3D ThumbPreserving CAD ThumbPreserving GIS ThumbThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released the final three Technology Watch Guidance Notes in its initial ‘Data Type’ series, for Member preview today. The topics covered in the set are: Preserving 3D, Preserving CAD and Preserving GIS .

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Last Call for Nominations to the ‘BitList’ of Digitally Endangered Species 2021

Added on 26 July 2021

Endangered largeThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites the digital preservation community to submit nominations for its 2021 edition of the ‘BitList.’

Nominations close next week: Monday 2nd August, 23:59 UTC.

The DPC's BitList of Digitally Endangered Species is a community-sourced list of at-risk digital materials which is revised every two years and highlights the need for action to preserve high-value digital content that is critically endangered, as well as calling for significant cultural change to the way we value digital resources.

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Vacancy for Curator, Collecting COVID Project at the University of Oxford

20 August 2021

Oxford, UK

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Digital Collections Analyst at the State Library of New South Wales

8 August 2021

Sydney, Australia

$97,443 - $107,864 plus super

Fixed Term


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