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Registries of Good Practice: New project launched to help practitioners discover digital preservation resources

Added on 16 February 2024

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and Yale University Library have launched a new 2-year project this month, which aims to enhance our digital preservation registry space. Registries of Good Practice will explore and develop different approaches to analyze, collate, present and, most importantly, make discoverable the many existing registries and collections of digital preservation good practice.

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Vacancy for Senior Digital Preservation Specialist/Analyst at US National Archives

27 February 2024

Location negotiable after selection

$103,409 - $167,336 USD per year, but can vary with locale

Save the Date: DPC Members Unconference – Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May 2024

Added on 14 February 2024

DPC Members, please save the date for our annual Members Unconference event in Dublin on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May 2024.

Exclusively for DPC Members, the Unconference will be hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland and will take place face-to-face at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin over the course of two days. It will form part of a worldwide program of Member networking activities which aims to offer events in locations in other parts of the world as scheduling permits (details to follow in due course).

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Vacancy for Research Associate at University of Glasgow

26 February 2024

Glasgow

£39,347 to £44,263 per annum

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Project Archivist, Metadata Support at University of Oxford

26 February 2024

Oxford

£32,332 - £38,205 per annum

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Project Archivist (Cataloguer) at University of Oxford

20 February 2024

Oxford

£32,332-£38,205 (per annum)

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Web Archive Technical Lead at British Library

3 March 2024

St Pancras / Boston Spa

£51,188 - £65,833 (STP) / £47,250 - £61,895 (BSP)

Full-Time

The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences as its newest member

Added on 5 February 2024

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The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) as its latest Associate Member. NSLC is affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), founded in 1950 and formerly known as the Library of CAS, and has two branches in Chengdu and Wuhan. NSLC has a floor area of over 40,000 ㎡ and houses a collection of nearly 10 million volumes. 

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Landmark report shows scholarly content at risk

Added on 5 February 2024

Martin Eve of CrossRef has some sobering news for researchers. A recent analysis suggests that around a quarter of academic publications are not being preserved for the future. 

Eve’s sample is based on the assessment of around 7.5 million of the e-books and articles for which CrossRef provides a fixed identifier, or Digital Object Identifier.   These identifiers prevent ‘link rot’ so that, even if a URL changes, an article or book can still be cited and retrieved.  But they’re not enough on their own because they only preserve the link not the destination. So, unless there’s a preservation service guaranteeing the content, the DOI will stop working if a publisher goes out of business or simply removes a title.  Scholarly content needs to be preserved before it is deleted, not after. 

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