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Digital Preservation Awards 2014: Second Call for Nominations

Added on 30 June 2014

There is just one month remaining until the Digital Preservation Awards 2014 deadline for entries on 28th July 2014, and those wishing to gain recognition for their hard work in digital preservation are encouraged to enter now!

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Virtualisation and Preservation: How cloud computing changes what we think about digital preservation: Cambridge 22nd July

Added on 30 June 2014

DPC is delighted to invite members and guests to its latest briefing day: Virtualisation and Preservation: How cloud computing changes what we think about digital preservation in Cambridge on 22nd July. 

Cloud-based approaches to storage and computing are having a profound impact on how individuals and agencies interact with computing resources.  Desktop software and hard disk storage which tie users to a particular location and a fixed platform are rapidly being replaced by online services in which everything is available everywhere: computing power and data storage becoming utilities to be paid for on demand. By unleashing enormous economies of scale and scope, storage capacities are transformed; computing power can adapt to need; while intricate requirements can be met with apparently infinite flexibility. 

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‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ - Conference registration now open

Added on 27 June 2014

Registration is now open for the exciting two day digital preservation conference ‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ which will take place at the Wellcome Trust in London on 17th – 18th November 2014.

Funded by the European Commission, ‘Investing in Opportunity’ is a free conference but places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Register now.

Brought to you by the 4C project (Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation) and the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition), the conference will compare the strategic economic aspirations of funders and policy makers against the practical experience of digital preservation, including perspectives from practitioners, vendors and users of digital preservation services.  It will identify emerging best practice and will provide a forum for needs and practical requirements to be articulated. 

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DPC Consults Members about Strategic Plan 2015 Onwards

Added on 23 June 2014

The DPC is consulting members about the next iteration of its strategic plan 2015-18. A consultation document has been published for discussion at our planning day in York on 24th June.  All members are welcome to comment and contribute:

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DPC Planning Day 2014

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites members to its annual planning day which will be held in York on the 23rd and 24th June 2014. Full members (ie Board Directors or their proxies) are invited to join on the evening of the 23rd June for an informal board meeting followed by dinner while all other members – personal members, associates and allied organisations – are invited to join on the morning of the 24th June.

At least one representative is welcome from each member and more can be accommodated as required.

Purpose of the Meeting

The current DPC strategic plan expires in December 2014. The purpose of this planning meeting is therefore to engage members in the development of the Coalition’s next strategic plan, based in part on an evaluation of performance of the current plan and its currency. A number of questions arise:

  • To what extent has the DPC met the strategic objectives of the current strategic plan?
  • What activities are no longer needed? What activities should be continued? What activities should be intensified or curtailed?
  • How has the DPC’s context changed in the last three years and how should the coalition respond to this?
  • What challenges or opportunities do members perceive in the next three years in relation to digital preservation?
  • What actions should DPC prioritise in the next strategic plan?
  • How might the DPC monitor its own performance and embed quality improvement in the coming three years?
  • Are the DPC’s values and core mission still appropriate to members’ needs?
  • What would be the optimal number, balance and distribution of membership in the coming three years?
  • What research and development activities should the DPC prioritise in the coming three years?
  • How might DPC prioritise its activities transparently on the basis of a limited resource?

Participants at the meeting will be invited to comment on all of these questions and to contribute any other considerations they consider relevant.

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Recording from DPC 'Technology Bytes' with Michele Kimpton and David Wilcox from DuraSpace is now available

Added on 19 June 2014

The recording from the latest in our series of DPC 'Technology Bytes: Tools and Services for Digital Preservation in Bite-Sized Chunks' with Michele Kimpton and David Wilcox from DuraSpace is now available. Members can watch the recording of the presentation on DuraCloud and FEDORA in the members area of the DPC website using their login. 

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DPC Offers Scholarships to attend DPTP: An Introduction to Digital preservation, London 21 and 22 July

Added on 18 June 2014

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully-funded scholarships to attend the award winning Digital Preservation Training Programme at Senate House, University of London, London, 21 and 22 July 2014.

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Recording from DPC 'Technology Bytes' with Luis Faria from KEEP Solutions now available

Added on 5 June 2014

The recording from the latest in our series of DPC 'Technology Bytes: Tools and Services for Digital Preservation in Bite-Sized Chunks' with Luis Faria from KEEP Solutions is now available. Members can watch the recording of Luis's presentation in the members area of the DPC website using their login. 

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Technology Bytes Webinar: Luis Faria from KEEP Solutions

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