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Deadline approaching to apply for DPTP Scholarships

Added on 7 September 2012

The deadline is approaching for DPC members to apply for three fully-funded scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, 2nd – 3rd October 2012.  Applications are due by 1200 on Friday 14th September.

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TIMBUS Project: Free Training Day on Digital Preservation of Business Processes

Added on 6 September 2012

The TIMBUS Project invites DPC members to attend a Training Day on the Preservation of Business Processes ... in association with PASIG 2012, Tuesday, 16 October 2012, Gresham Hotel, Dublin, Ireland 

This full-day event is open to any interested party on a first-come-first serve basis.

  • Are you integrating your digital preservation activities with business continuity and enterprise risk management approaches?
  • Do you need to preserve more than data?
  • Do you hold preserved information about computing environments, dependencies, policies, even process descriptions that are needed to understand your repository contents?
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Outline of 2nd Edition Technology Watch Report on Preservation Metadata now available

Added on 2 September 2012

The DPC, with assistance of Charles Beagrie Associates, is delighted to announce that the outline of the 2nd edition of the popular technology Watch Report 'Preservation Metadata' has now been released to members. This report will provide a guide to current developments, practical and emerging issues which organisations are facing in Preservation Metadata. The first edition of this report was published by the DPC in 2005 and although it remains very popular, the topic has changed considerably.   

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Scholarships: Digital Preservation Training Programme, Dublin October

Added on 14 August 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer three fully funded scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, 2nd – 3rd October 2012.

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Matthew Herring, University of York on the DPC Leadership Programme

Added on 14 August 2012

In March 2012 the DPC Leadership Programme awarded a scholarship to Matthew Herring of Information Directorate of the University of York so that he could attend the Digital Futures Academy in London. In this short interview he notes that, although much of his work on the university's repository is technical in nature, it is ultimately all to do with people.

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Scholarships: How to Set Up and Run a Data Service, November

Added on 13 August 2012

The DPC and the UK Data Archive are delighted to announce that the DPC is once again offering scholarships so that members can attend the annual 'How to set up and run a data service' training event in Colchester in November. 

‘How to set up and run a data service: the challenges of social science data’ is a once-a-year opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn first-hand from specialists at the UK Data Archive. Over one and a half days, participants will learn about the strategies and practices used in the Archive's daily work, with a focus on storing and sharing social science data, including microdata, aggregate, qualitative and historical data. The UK Data Archive has over 40 years of experience in selecting, ingesting, curating and providing access to data.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2012: Final Call for Nominations

Added on 6 August 2012

The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. It was first awarded in 2004 as one of the Conservation Awards and it has been presented on four occasions (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010).  2012 is the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the DPC. To mark this occasion, and in recognition of the increasing diversity of digital preservation research and activity, DPC will offer four separate prizes in 2012

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Short Interview with Huw Jones, Cambridge University Library

Added on 6 August 2012

In March 2012 the DPC Leadership Programme awarded a scholarship to Huw Jones of Cambridge University Library so that he could attend the Digital Futures Academy in London. In this short interview he reflects on how digital preservation and metadata relate to each other.

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DPC Prospectus 2012-13: the Coalition's Programme of Activities and Publications is released

Added on 1 August 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition has today launched its prospectus for the year 2012-2013. 

'The Prospectus outlines our range of activities in the next twelve months', explained William Kilbride of the DPC.  'Our events and publications are designed to meet the needs of our members, so they have seen this document in a variety of forms in the last couple of months and have helped to shape it.  It outlines a substantial and forward looking programme which will be of wide interest, all designed to help meet the wide strategic aim of ensuring that our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. The DPC is owned by its members who have priority access to events and publications: so we expect this will be a great year for our members and it's a very good time to consider joining.'

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Short Interview with Ian Savage, English Heritage

Added on 1 August 2012

In March 2012 the DPC Leadership Programme awarded a scholarship to Ian Savage of English Heritage so that he could attend the Digital Futures Academy in London. In this short interview he reflects on the scholarship and how, having started work as a photographer, he has since found himself working in digital preservation.

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