DPC offers scholarships to attend 'First Steps Towards Digital Preservation', Cologne 23-5th October

Added on 23 September 2013

As trailed to members in August, the Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully-funded scholarships to attend the First Steps Towards Digital Preservation at GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, 23rd – 25th October 2013.

The workshop – which is taught in English – is intended as a primer in digital preservation. It introduces central concepts of digital preservation, providing participants with a common terminology to understand preservation and dissemination workflows.  The workshop will have a strong focus on organizational rather than technical issues.

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New ‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’ Technology Watch Report released to DPC members

Added on 23 September 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to announce its members’ preview of the latest in its series of Technology Watch Reports, ‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’. Written by Neil Beagrie, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this 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.

With extensive experience in this field and a particular reputation for his policy advice on e-journals and the cost/benefits of digital preservation for Jisc and others, Neil tells us that these “issues have become increasingly important for research libraries as published journals and articles have shifted from print to electronic formats; and as traditional publishing business models and relationships have undergone major transformations as a result of that shift.”

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e-Journals 'Summit' 30th October: Registration Now Open

Added on 20 September 2013

Registration has now opened for the DPC's e-Journals 'summit' 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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Comments sought on 2nd edition of Technology Watch Report 'Introducing OAIS' by Brian Lavoie

Added on 19 September 2013

The DPC is commissioning a second edition of the popular Technology Watch report 'Introducing OAIS' first written by Briain Lavoie in 2004. 

'Brian's origial report has stood the test of time,' explained William Kilbride, the DPC's Executive Director. 'Although our understanding of digital preservation has changed tremendously since it was first written, the OAIS standard has changed only slowly so his original contribution has remained current for almost a decade.  Because it was the first Technology Watch Report published, it also set a benchmark for style and substance. Add to this the concise, accessible and informed prose, it's not hard to see why it remains among the most popular of our reports even after such a long time.'

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Additional Date for Getting Started in Digital Preservation: Dublin, 1st November

Added on 17 September 2013

By popular request we've added an additional date to the popular 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation Roadshow': 1st November 2013, Dublin

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 workshop  which will equip collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills necessary for  ‘Getting started in digital preservation’.

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Archiving the Digital: Challenges in Preserving Design Records: RIBA, London 17-18th October

Added on 12 September 2013

The Royal Institute of British Architects invites DPC members to:
Archiving the Digital: Challenges in Preserving Design Records
a 2-Day Architectural Records Conference in London.

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Informal notes for iPres Conference released

Added on 10 September 2013

DPC has published informal notes of the iPres conference for members. These notes are intended to provide an informal briefing for members of the DPC not able to attend in person.  Of the sessions attended perhaps the most useful will be notes from the presentation by Carlos Pires-Morais of the European Commission which pertained to the Horizon 2020 programme and funds that will be released for digital preservation and related activities in the near future.  Login and password are required.

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iPres 2013 Best Paper Award goes to TIMBUS

Added on 9 September 2013

The paper entitled 'Digital Preservation of a Process and its Application to e-Science Experiments' and authored by TIMBUS Project Partners Stephan Strodl, Rudolf Mayer, Gonçalo Antunes, Daniel Draws, Andreas Rauber was awarded the Prize for Best Paper at the iPRES Conference on Wednesday 4th September.

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4C Project Wins Best Poster Award at iPRES 2013

Added on 9 September 2013

The 4C Project was awarded the Prize for Best Poster at the iPRES Conference on Wednesday 4th September. Project Co-ordinator Neil Grindley accepted the award on behalf of the project team.

Neil explained the overall feel of the poster as 'picking up on the idea of the Curation Costs Exchange, or the 'Curious Machine' as it has been nicknamed by the project team. It’s got cogs, it’s got workflow, and it’s got a chimney pumping out a roadmap at the end, ...plus its got an ingenious removable centre panel.' 

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New DPC Programme of Events 2013 - 2014 unveiled

Added on 3 September 2013

There is even more opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in Digital Preservation in 2013 – 2014 thanks to our bumper programme of DPC events and publications which has now been officially unveiled! Amongst our packed schedule, you will find member-only events on:

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