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Slides now available for 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' Dublin

Added on 20 November 2013

Slides from our 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' event in Dublinare now available online. It was fantastic to see such a huge turnout, the largest in DPC history, so a huge thank you to all who came and made the day such a great success. Big thanks especially to our hosts at the Royal Irish Academy, and to all our speakers for providing such a comprehensive introduction to the subject of digital preservation.

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DPC Awards 2 scholarships to attend 'How to Set up and Run a Data Service' in November

Added on 20 November 2013

DPC is delighted to provide 2 scholarships so that members can attend 'How to Set up and Run a Data Service' at the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex in November.  Scholarships were awarded to:

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AGM of the DPC, 5th December 2013, Edinburgh

Added on 14 November 2013

DPC members are cordially invited to the Coalition's Annual General Meeting 2013. This will start at 1500 at The National Records of Scotland, H M General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY Scotland. Tea and coffee will be available from 1445.  Any person associated with any member organisation is welcome, as are all personal members. Note however that each member organisation has only one vote which is cast corporately. Personal members attend as observers.

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Registration Opens for 'Procuring Preservation', London 13th Dec

Added on 8 November 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to invite members to a briefing day will explore themes related to procuring and implementing digital preservation solutions, especially where that involves establishing and describing requirements for  developers, programmers and vendors, London 13th December.

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Slides now available from 'Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access to e-Journals'

Added on 1 November 2013

Slides from our 'Preservation, trust and Continuing Access to e-Journals' briefing day at the RIBA headquarters on 30th October,are now available online.  Recordings of each of the speaker sessions will be made available to members online shortly.

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation: Extra Stop in Dublin, 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition, the Digital Repository of Ireland, the Health Sciences Library Group and the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland are delighted to invite you to join them at a workshop which will equip collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills necessary for ‘getting started in digital preservation’Digital preservation – representing all the activities necessary to ensure that digital objects and data can be found, accessed and deployed beyond the limits of technological obsolescence, media failure or creator dependency – is a growing challenge for agencies and individuals in all kinds of contexts. Our generation has invested as never before in digital resources and we've done so because of the opportunity they bring. Digital collections have grown in volume, complexity and importance to the point that our children are baffled by the inefficiencies of the analogue age. Pervasive, fluid and vital: digital data is a defining feature of our age. Industry, commerce, government, law, research, health, social care, education, the creative industries, the heritage sector and private life depend on digital materials to satisfy ubiquitous information needs and expectations. But digital objects are fragile: at risk of loss, corruption or obsolescence, not to mention unlawful alteration or theft. Collection managers, IT officers, academic researchers, broadcasters, developers and industrial regulators need to ensure that the digital collections which they use and depend upon are accessible for the long-term: but training in these new skills can be hard to acquire.This day-long introduction assumes no prior knowledge except a willingness to engage with digital preservation. Through a series of presentations, case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to apply techniques of assessment, risk management and planning to help secure their digital collections.Presentations and exercises will help participants:

  • Understand the range of issues associated with digital preservation
  • Survey and characterize a digital collection
  • Undertake preliminary risk assessment to manage their own digital collections
  • Understand preservation planning and write a basic preservation plan
  • Meet and network with others locally working in digital preservatio

Who should come?

This workshop will interest:

  • Collections managers, librarians, curators and archivists in all institutions
  • IT managers in memory institutions
  • Records managers in institutions with a need for long-lived data
  • CIO’s in organisations with commercial intellectual property
  • Students and researchers in information science and related fields
  • Researchers with interests in research data management

Outline Programme

1000 – Registration open, tea and coffee

1030 – Welcome and Introductions - Natalie Harrower (DRI)

1035 – Introducing digital preservation - William Kilbride (DPC)

1100 – Making sense of your collection case study - Meadhbh Murphy (RCSI)

1120 – Discussion

1130 – Tool demo: making sense of a collection - William Kilbride (DPC)

1140 – Risk assessment and Digital Preservation - Sharon McMeekin (DPC)

1200 – Risk assessment exercise

1240 – Discussion

1245 – Lunch (provided)

1330 – Preservation planning case study - Aileen O'Carroll (DRI)

1350 – Preservation planning for beginners - William Kilbride (DPC)

1405 – Preservation Planning exercise

1450 – Short discussion

1500 – Comfort break

1515 – Next steps in digital preservation - William Kilbride (DPC)

1545 – Roundtable discussion

1600 – Close

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'Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’

Added on 31 October 2013

‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’ is the latest in the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) series of Technology Watch Reports released on 30th October. Written by Neil Beagrie, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report was released yesterday at the DPC’s much anticipated ‘e-Journals Summit’ at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London.

Endorsed by LIBER (The Association for European Research Libraries), the report discusses the critical issues of preservation, trust and continuing access for e-journals, particularly in light of the dynamic and interdependent resources they have become, as well as the ever-growing trend towards open-access.

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Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals

Agenda

  • Introduce the DPC’s latest DPC Technology Watch Report on Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access to E-Journals
  • Bring together significant leaders in the field to explore current and emerging trends in e-journal services
  • Explore perceptions and procurement of preservation services for e-journal content
  • Present lessons learned, problems solved, and experiences to pass on from the e-Journal community to the wider digital preservation community

Who should come?

This workshop will interest:

  • Collections managers, librarians, curators and archivists in all institutions
  • IT managers in memory institutions
  • Records managers in institutions with a need for long-lived data
  • CIO’s in organisations with commercial intellectual property
  • Students and researchers in information science and related fields
  • Researchers with interests in research data management

Online or in person? You can join remotely on the Internet ...

The first part of this event will be webcast live from the venue so that DPC members who can't attend in person can still participate. If you want to join us but can't face the journey then you are very welcome to join us online in a webinar. Places at the webinar are limited and restricted to DPC members, so please do register in good time. The DPC web conferencing platform uses CISCO WebEx which requires nothing more than a web browser with a recent version of Java and a pair of speakers. We will supply you with access details a week ahead of time and we will also record the webinar for access by DPC members.

We're sorry that we can't at this time open the webinar to non-members.

One way or another, members can have a preview of the report prior to launch:


Outline Programme

1330 – Registration opens. Tea and coffee available
(1345 – Webcast Opens)

1400 – Welcome and Introductions (William Kilbride)
1405 – Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access (Neil Beagrie)
1445 – Question and answer with Neil Beagrie
1455 – Solving the E-Journal Problem: What does the Keepers Registry tell us? (Peter Burnhill, EDINA)
1510 – Looking back over the next 5 years of E-Journal services - perspectives on the future from E-Journal service providers including

(1600 – Webcast Closes)
1600 – Tea and Coffee

1615 – Roundtable
1650 – Next steps

1700 – Close

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Back by popular demand: Getting Started in Digital Preservation, London 6th December

Added on 24 October 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition and The National Archives are delighted to invite you to join them at workshop  which will equip collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills necessary for  ‘Getting started in digital preservation’.

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DPC Planning Day: Workforce Development, London 29th November

Added on 23 October 2013

DPC is inviting members to nominate delegates to our annual Planning Day, in London on 29th November.  The Planning Day is a unique opportunity for members to steer the work of the Coalition on particular topics.  This year the Planning Day will examine the DPC’s contribution to training and skills.  This is a popular component of DPC's work and so views are sought on how this can be enhanced or extended.  Specifically views are sought on how / whether DPC can support three things:

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