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Future-proof AV content for education and research: Presto4U workshop, 6-7th November 2014

Added on 1 October 2014

Organised by the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London in collaboration with the University of Venice IUAV and Italian broadcaster RAI, ‘Future-proof AV content for education and research’ covers the main issues and challenges surrounding the digital preservation of audiovisual content in the academic domain. The 2 half day Presto4U workshop will take place on 6th - 7th November at IUAV University of Venice & RAI, Venice, Italy

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Digital Data and Artistic Expression: Event Notes Now Available

Added on 30 September 2014

Sara Day Thomson attended a Digital Conversations Event at the British Library on 10 September 2014 on the topic of 'Digital Data and Artistic Expression'. The evening event series showcases innovative and topical subjects within the overarching field of digital information. This event featured a panel of scholars, artists, and practitioners who presented and discussed the conjunction of digital data and artistic expression within a wide variety of contexts. The next Digital Conversations Event - 'GLAMs Playing Nicely with the Games Industry: Using Cultural Heritage Collections to Inspire Videogame Creation' - will be held on Monday 8 December 2014. Sara has provided informal notes from 'Digital Data and Artistic Expression' which are available to DPC members interested in the topic. To access her notes, and to see the full list of conference and workshop reports see the Conference Notes and Meeting Reports section of the Members' Area (login Required).

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Digital Preservation Handbook: survey results and outline contents published

Added on 30 September 2014

The DPC and Charles Beagrie Ltd are delighted to announce the release two important documents which will form the foundations of the new edition of the DPC Digital Preservation Handbook: the results of a major survey into audience needs, and the first full outline of content. 

'We are very keen to make sure that the new edition of the handbook fits with people's actual needs so we were very encouraged by the substantial response to the consultation document which we sent out before summer' explained Neil Beagrie who is editor of the new edition of the handbook. 'We estimate that the digital preservation community numbers around 1500 people in total: and there were 285 response to the survey.'

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Release of BitCurator 1.0: Free and Open-Source Software for Libraries, Archives and Museums

Added on 26 September 2014

The BitCurator project today announced the release of BitCurator 1.0, a free and open-source digital forensics software environment for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) to acquire and process born-digital materials.  The BitCurator environment can be installed as a Linux environment; run as a virtual machine on top of other operating systems (Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux); or run as individual software tools, packages, support scripts and documentation.  The software release is the culmination of a three-year (2011-2014), collaborative effort between the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland. The project was made possible through two phases of funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Current Trends and Future Directions for Digital Imaging in Libraries and Archives: registration now open

Added on 25 September 2014

Registration for the Wellcome Trust and Digital Preservation Coalition's (DPC) ‘Current Trends and Future Directions for Digital Imaging in Libraries and Archives’ event is now open. The conference will take place in the Wellcome Trust’s Gibb Building in London on 10th November, and is a free event.

The day-long event will address issues of validation, compression and preservation which have each become more important in image management as collections grow in size and complexity. 

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The final countdown: polling for the 2014 Digital Preservation Awards closes next week.

Added on 24 September 2014

With just under a week until polling for the 2014 Digital Preservation Awards closes, DPC members are reminded invited to cast their vote and decide this year’s winners!

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Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap Project Conference: notes now available

Added on 22 September 2014

William Kilbride attended a conference organised by the Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap Project in Rome in September 2014 on behalf of the DPC. Informal notes from the event which are available to DPC members interested in the topic along with the slides of William's invited presentation.  To access the notes, and to see the full list of conference and workshop reports see the Conference Notes and Meeting Reports section of the Members' Area (login Required).

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Defining a Roadmap for Economically Efficient Digital Curation

Added on 18 September 2014

The 4C project will give a workshop at this year’s iPRES in Melbourne with focus on the recently published draft 4C Roadmap.

The workshop will take place on Monday, October 6th, 9:00 – 13:00 at the Conference Centre of the State Library of Victoria, and is an opportunity for participants to learn more about the economics of digital curation and to critically assess the efficiency and sustainability of their own services and solutions. It is also an important opportunity for the project to connect with stakeholders and get input for a critical deliverable of the project. Please find more information here.

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Making Progress in Digital Preservation, London 31/10/14

Added on 17 September 2014

Making Progress in Digital Preservation
31/10/2014 10:00 16:00
HSBC, Canary Warf, London

The DPC, the Business Archives Council and the Archives and Records Association invite you to join them for 'Making Progress in Digital Preservation' in London on 31/10/2014.

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Preserving PDF Workshop - Notes available

Added on 16 September 2014

Jo Gilham of the Archaeology Data Service attended a workshop organised by the OPF in Hamburg in September 2014 on behalf of the DPC on the broad topic of Preserving PDFs.  She has provided informal notes from the event which are available to DPC members interested in the topic.  To access her notes, and to see the full list of conference and workshop reports see the Conference Notes and Meeting Reports section of the Members' Area (login Required).

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