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Fund it, Solve it, Keep it (with SPRUCE), 25th November, Birmingham

Added on 18 October 2013

Register now for "Fund it, Solve it, Keep it (with SPRUCE)". 25th November, Birmingham, UK. Free to attend

This event will help to make your digital preservation more effective by demonstrating the best community focused approaches and results from the JISC funded SPRUCE Project. You'll be hearing from the SPRUCE Team experts and from the practitioners and developers who have been tackling digital preservation challenges in targeted SPRUCE Award projects. We'll also be hearing from you, so we can take on board what you need from our future work. Fund it, Solve it, Keep it is free to attend and will be held at the amazing new Library of Birmingham. Follow this link for more information and registration details:

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Informal Notes of 'Evolution or Revolution' conference now available

Added on 15 October 2013

Informal notes from the British Library's Collection Care Conference 'Evolution or Revolution' are now available online for DPC members:

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The Business of Digital Preservation: Developing Support for Commercial Practice

Added on 8 October 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is launching a series of focus groups throughout October and November to talk to businesses about their digital preservation needs. 

With a greater focus on the business side of digital curation activities than ever this year and events such as ‘Writing a Digital Preservation Business Case’ and ‘Cost Modelling,’ as well as involvement in the 4C ‘Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation’ and TIMBUS (Timeless Business) Projects, the DPC is keen to address an issue which is not only felt by museums, libraries and archives.

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Aberystwyth University Joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 8 October 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome Aberystwyth University as its latest member.

‘Aberystwyth University is an established and highly respected centre of excellence in Information Studies,’ explained  William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC. ‘Their programmes in information skills, librarianship and archive management reaches upwards of 1000 students at any one time given their widely-regarded investment in distance learning.  This is a time of real change for library and archive schools.  Skills and career prospects are changing rapidly in this sector with tremendous opportunities opening up for those who innovate. ‘It’s is a clear signal that Aberystwyth University is committed to ensuring their students and researchers remain actively involved in the rapidly-growing digital preservation community.’

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Deadline for Scholarships to Attend 'First Steps Towards Digital Preservation' is approaching

Added on 7 October 2013

The DPC Leadership Programme is offering 3 full-funded scholarships so that members can attend the 'First Steps Towards Digital Preservation' course in Cologne, 23-5th October.  The deadline for applications is 1200 on 11th October. 

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Scholarships to attend Digital Preservation Training Programme, Novermber

Added on 2 October 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer four fully-funded scholarships to attend the award winning Digital Preservation Training Programme at the University of London Union, London, 25th–27th November 2013.

Attendance at the Digital Preservation Training Programme costs £700 per person (excluding VAT). However DPC scholarships meet the costs of the course.  Applications are welcomed from DPC members and associates. The scholarship covers all tuition fees, course materials, access to online resources, lunch and refreshments.  Travel, accommodation and subsistence are not funded.  This is the eleventh time the DPC has offered scholarships to attend the course.  Successful applicants will be asked to help promote the course and the work of the coalition. The DPC has supported a total of fifty one scholarships to attend this course.

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E-Journals Preservation 'Summit', 30th October: Registration Opens

Added on 1 October 2013

Registration has now opened for the DPC's e-Journals 'summit' and webinar Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for E-Journals in London on Wednesday 30th October.

Perhaps the most advanced part of the digital preservation community, the e-journal community has growing experience in fixing technical challenges and is supported by a well-developed - if complicated and at times dysfunctional - value chain that connects authors, publishers, sellers, purchasers and consumers.  A range of service providers and tools secure this supply chain with a blend of services that offer (or purport to offer) digital preservation, and continuity of access.   This is because libraries were historically a mix of 'access libraries' and 'holding libraries': but now hardly any library that provides e-connections for their clientele also holds the equivalent e-collection. They either entrust that stewardship to others or engage collaboratively to do so between with partners.

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth as its latest associate member

Added on 1 October 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Department of Information Studies of the University of Aberystwyth at the as its newest member.

‘Aberystwyth University is an established and highly respected centre of excellence in Information Studies,’ explained William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC. ‘Their programmes in information skills, librarianship and archive management reaches upwards of 1000 students at any one time given their widely-regarded investment in distance learning. This is a time of real change for library and archive schools. Skills and career prospects are changing rapidly in this sector with tremendous opportunities opening up for those who innovate. ‘It’s is a clear signal that Aberystwyth University is committed to ensuring their students and researchers remain actively involved in the rapidly-growing digital preservation community.’

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Registration now open for 'Digital Preservation Without Tears' a DPC and OPF mashup: 6-8th November 2013, York Science Park

Added on 24 September 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Open Planets Foundation (OPF) invite members and guests to a hack-a-thon and writing sprint for Digital Preservation.

For several years, OPF and DPC have been working together to foster the capacity for digital preservation among our members, whether in the form of practical tools, organisational policy or applied skills.  This no-nonsense approach has taken explicit form in the Jisc-funded SPRUCE project co-ordinated by Paul Wheatley at the University of Leeds.  The SPRUCE project is nearing its completion but the need for co-ordinated action remains: so the DPC and OPF have recently committed to sponsoring at least one joint practical event each year.

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DPC Briefing on Horizon 2020

Added on 24 September 2013

In September the DPC Board examined the prospects for DPC and its members to be engaged with the EC's Horizon 2020 programme.  Discussion included the likely themes and the timeframe for relevant calls, how the DPC might respond to these, and the ways in which DPC can support members interested in applying for grants.

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