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Please provide your feedback on the Future of iPres: deadline extended until June 18th

Added on 30 May 2019

The iPres Working Group appreciates the feedback received so far on the Future of iPres – it’s invaluable!

More feedback would be beneficial and we’ve heard from some responders that more time would be helpful so as promised we are going to extend the deadline. Please take some time to share whatever feedback you have by June 18th.

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BT joins the Digital Preservation Coalition as Associate Member

Added on 30 May 2019

The DPC is delighted to announce that communications services provider BT has joined the Coalition as an Associate Member this month.

Preserving the history of BT and its predecessors, BT Heritage & Archives is the custodian of the Group’s corporate memory – both physical and digital. The Archive, which is recognised by UNESCO and Arts Council England as being of international importance, showcases Britain’s role in the development of telecommunications and the impact of the technology on society. Part of the digital collection includes digitised material available online - an extraordinary array of documents, images, plans, photographs and correspondence. There are also key digital records created by the company more recently that will enter the collection. These records chart innovations from the company’s recent past to today, such as the launch of the 5G network this year.

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Vacancy for Digital Preservation Manager at the University of Cambridge

26 June 2019

Cambridge

£36,261 - £48,677 p/a

Fixed Term

Member's Lounge

DPC Members are invited to drop-in for one hour of open discussion on a range of digital preservation themes.

In order to accommodate members around the world, and different time zones, the Member's Lounge will vary its opening times each month. Following this session, the Member's Lounge will reopen at 09:00 BST on 13th June and at 12:00 BST on 14th June 2019 for two Connecting the Bits Specials.

Discussion topics and resources

In this months Member's Lounge we talked about:

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Counting on Reproducibility: Tangible Efforts and Intangible Assets

Jisc Log bigThis workshop is part of a series of events in 2019, run by The Digital Preservation Coalition on behalf of the Jisc Open Research Hub (formerly known as the Research Data Shared Service, RDSS). Currently, this offers a pilot service to enable researchers to deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, long term archiving and preservation. As part of the pilot, Jisc have engaged the DPC to facilitate opportunities for community validation, wider dissemination, and horizon scanning with respect to the relationship between institutional research data management and digital preservation. These workshops will consult, present, and shape the digital preservation capabilities of the Open Research Hub.

 

Introduction

It has long been recognized that ‘resources’ are as important to digital preservation as ‘technology’ or ‘policy’: but whereas technical requirements and standards abound there is much less attention to modelling the financial requirements.  This question of resources is in two parts: the up-front costs of building and sustaining a digital preservation service, and the economic benefits that accrue from preservation.  Both are complex. 

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