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Save the Date – DPC and 4C ‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ Conference on 17th - 18th November 2014

Added on 23 May 2014

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the 4C Project are delighted to announce that their exciting two day digital preservation conference ‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ will take place at the Wellcome Trust in London on 17th – 18th November 2014.

Working jointly with the membership of the DPC, the EC funded 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 digit 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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Recording from DPC 'Technology Bytes' with Nir Sherwinter from Ex Libris now available

Added on 22 May 2014

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

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Notes from Information and Records Management Society Annual Conference now available

Added on 21 May 2014

Informal notes are now available from the Information and Records Management Society conference in Brighton 19-20th May.  This also includes access to the manuscript of William Kilbride's invited paper 'Silent Running Silent Futures: Why records managers need to engage with digital preservation and vice versa.

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Technology Bytes Webinar: Nir Sherwinter from Ex Libris

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Recording from DPC Briefing Day 'Preserving eBooks' with Sheila Morrissey now available

Added on 14 May 2014

The recording of Sheila Morrissey's opening session from our hugely successful briefing day on 'Preserving eBooks' is now available for members to view online. Members can watch the recording of Sheila's keynote address in the members area of the DPC website using their login. 

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Recording from DPC 'Technology Bytes' with Martin Springell from Preservica now available

Added on 14 May 2014

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

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Preserving eBooks

 The production, distribution and consumption of books have been transformed in the last decade: the technologies that support the book trade have been revolutionised; new entrants into the market suddenly enjoy a dominant position; readers’ expectations of how and what they consume have altered; and the boundaries between books and other types of media are no longer clear. New formats, new expectations about ownership and rapid changes in the underlying economics of the industry each create significant preservation risks. The ‘facts on the ground’ already challenge the ways that memory institutions have historically cared for published content, while rapid innovation means that those who preserve eBooks need to respond adroitly to unseen processes largely outside their control. Although there is much to learn from eJournal preservation, the reality of eBook production is that of a much larger and much more diverse market where processes are less well understood and in which the potential for loss is considerably greater.

The DPC has commissioned a Technology Watch Report to review the distinctive problems of eBook preservation. This day-long briefing will give DPC members a preview of the report and provide a forum for those interested in the topic to discuss the issues with colleagues and representatives of the publishing industry. As well as introducing the latest thinking on eBook preservation, it will look to emerging trends in the publishing industry, helping participants adapt their responses for the long term.

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Preserving eBooks: members' preview of new Technology Watch Report

Added on 11 May 2014

DPC is delighted to give members a preview of its latest Technology Watch Report: Preserving eBook by Amy Kirchhoff and Sheila Morrissey of Portico.

‘There are some serious preservation risks associated with the formats in which eBooks are created, explained the authors.  ‘This is particularly true for proprietary formats, and those tied to a commercial vendor’s hardware platform or distribution system.’

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DPC and TNA start 2nd edition of the Digital Preservation Handbook

Added on 9 May 2014

The National Archives is working with the Digital Preservation Coalition Jisc and the British Library to update and revamp a key online resource for managing digital resources over time, The Digital Preservation Handbook. The handbook was first published in 2001 and remains heavily used by archivists and other information professionals. The National Archives and the Digital Preservation Coalition will work with expert partners over the next two years to develop the new look handbook as an interactive online resource.

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Technology Bytes Webinar: Martin Springell from Tessella / Preservica

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