Added on 31 August 2016

Our new DPC programme of webinars will start again after the summer break and is bursting at the seams with digital preservation goodness. To start us off we have the following confirmed dates for your diaries:

Please note that registration is no longer required for DPC webinar sessions but to ensure they remain just for members, you will need your login to see the event listing and access the webinar link.

Tjarda de Haan, web archaeologist and guest e-curator at the Amsterdam Museum, shares her experiences with the 'excavation' of The Digital City: one of the first online community networks that operated on an European scale. The Digital City (De Digitale Stad, DDS) was launched in 1994 in Amsterdam and was taken offline in 2001. DDS was inspired by the Community Networks movement in the US and Canada and functioned as a Free-Net in the Netherlands. The project re:DDS is an attempt to reconstruct the virtual city in order to preserve the history of e-culture in Amsterdam.

At the first 'book club' style DPC webinar, Matthew Kirschenbaum will give members an insight into his new publication 'Track Changes', released in May 2016. To quote the official write up: 'Matthew ...examines how the interests and ideals of creative authorship came to coexist with the computer revolution. Who were the first adopters? What kind of anxieties did they share? Was word processing perceived as just a better typewriter or something more? How did it change our understanding of writing?'

The Digital Preservation Handbook aims to identify good practice in creating, managing and preserving digital materials and also to provide a range of practical tools to help with that process. Following on from our first introduction to this resource by Neil Beagrie, the DPC's Sharon McMeekin will point us to the many examples of good practice contained within the Handbook and suggest ways in which institutions can begin to address digital preservation. By providing a strategic overview of the key issues, discussion and guidance on strategies and activities, and pointers to key projects and reports, the Handbook aims to provide guidance for institutions and individuals and a range of tools to help them identify and take appropriate actions.

Head of Curation and Preservation Services for MIT Libraries and digital preservation pioneer, Nancy McGovern will share her insights into Preservation Planning and Maturity Modelling. 


If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, visit the events page of the DPC website to watch the recordings (DPC member login required):

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