Hydra Camp and Hydra Symposium 8-11 April, Trinity College Dublin

Added on 17 March 2014

The University of Hull and Trinity College Dublin invite fellow DPC members to the forthcoming Hydra Europe Symposium and HydraCamp Europe event, taking place in April at Trinity College, Dublin.  Details and booking information can be found at the links below.

Hydra offers a core repository solution which can be adapted to meet different needs.  It is open source software released under the Apache 2.0 licence, originally developed by the Hydra Project.  The Project now has 21 Partners and a wide range of users internationally working together as a community to add to Hydra's capability.  The events will showcase European work with Hydra and how the community can support local implementation.  In brief, the events will address the following themes.

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Survey on Social Media and Archives

Added on 13 March 2014

Archive staff at the University of St Andrews are looking for input from DPC members who look after literary collections within their archive, or who look after personal collections of individuals.

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Digital Preservation Coalition at Jisc Digital Festival 2014

Added on 11 March 2014

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is on stand 19 at Jisc Digital Festival 2014 which starts today for two days, 11th – 12th March, at Birmingham International Conference Centre.

The festival will showcase and celebrate the very best in UK digital talent by bringing together experts and providers from the higher education, further education and skills sectors to share ideas and best practice. The DPC’s stand 19 will provide an opportunity for members and non-members to discuss their digital preservation work, and receive practical ideas, tips and resources to take away and use within their institutions.

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'Technology Bytes: Tools and Services for Digital Preservation in Bite-Sized Chunks' - Session one now open for member registration

Added on 4 March 2014

Following the success of the hugely popular event 'Procuring Preservation: Writing and Understanding Requirements in Digital Preservation ' in December 2013, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to invite members to a series of 'Technology Bytes' webinars over the coming months, offering a deeper dive into the various tools and technologies available within the marketplace.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2014 launched at Jisc Digital Festival

Added on 4 March 2014

The Digital Preservation Coalition is proud to announce that the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards will make its return this year. The Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining a digital legacy, with the gala ceremony becoming a hotly anticipated date for all events diaries.

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Registration opens for digital preservation workshops in April and May

Added on 3 March 2014

DPC is delighted to announce that registration is now open for two more iterations of its popular ‘Getting Started in Digital Preservation’ roadshow – in London 4th April and in St Andrews 2nd May: http://www.dpconline.org/events

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CyMAL joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 25 February 2014

The DPC is pleased to announce that the Welsh Government, through its CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales division joined the coalition on 18th December 2013.

‘The Welsh Government is concerned with ensuring the safekeeping of Wales’ digital resources, for access now and in the future. CyMAL is the policy division which promotes and protects the culture and heritage of Wales by supporting its museums, archives and libraries,’ explains Linda Tomos, CyMAL’s Director.

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Recordings from 'The Future of Registry Services' now available for members

Added on 24 February 2014

The recent DPC Webinar with the National Library of New Zealand on the Future of Technical Registry Services was recorded.  It is now available for members to view along with documents supplied to participants. 

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DPC joins collaboration to create an electronic ‘ark’ for digital and paper-based records

Added on 24 February 2014

With an award of £6M from the European Commission, the E-Ark project will bring together a collaboration of archiving and digital preservation specialists to create a revolutionary method of archiving data, addressing the problems caused by the lack of coherence and interoperability between the many different systems in use across Europe. The system will ensure current digital archives, including ‘big data,’ are future-proofed and sustainable.

Digital preservation specialists at the University of Portsmouth are leading the project, which involves over a dozen major partners including a core group of European national archives. The University’s Dr Janet Delve and Professor David Anderson are tackling what they describe as a mammoth undertaking to address an issue which becomes larger by the day.

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ULCC announces Arkivum partnership

Added on 13 February 2014

ULCC would like to share the announcement of its partnership with Arkivum Ltd., providers of large scale, long term, and cost effective digital archiving solutions.

The partnership with Arkivum enables ULCC to offer an integrated, long term digital preservation solution to the academic, heritage and special collections sector - by adding large scale and long term digital archiving capabilities to its existing service portfolio of digital preservation training, consultancy, and repository development and management.

Arkivum offer a very well designed and reliable archival storage solution, addressing many digital preservation system requirements. Full details are on their website: http://arkivum.com/pages/services/#why

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