Making a list, checking it twice…Migrating a digital national archive to a new storage infrastructure

Garth Stewart

Garth Stewart

Last updated on 10 January 2020

Garth Stewart is Head of Digital Records Unit at National Records of Scotland

Anyone who has ever moved home can probably agree that it is at once a very exciting, yet stressful experience. Fitting your personal belongings into cardboard boxes can be a real mission; delivery vans can sometimes turn up at the wrong address, or not at all; and once you do manage to transport everything across town and country to your new gaff and unpack everything, inevitably something goes missing in transit. In short, moving big collections of stuff significantly increases the risk of loss.

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John McMillan joins the DPC Staff as Administration Officer

Added on 10 January 2020

John McMillanThe Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome John McMillan to its staff, in the role of Administration Officer.

John brings with him considerable experience in managing business processes and communities having worked most recently for Xact Group and formerly for the Airdrie Savings Bank.

John will work with the whole team, across each of the DPC’s strategic objectives, to enable the smooth and efficient operation of this growing, strategically important and international membership organization.

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CAE Technology Services joins the DPC’s Supporter Program

Added on 10 January 2020

CAE LOGO SMALLThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome IT infrastructure solutions provider CAE Technology Services (CAE) to its Supporter Program this year.

Recognising that an organisation’s data is its critical asset, CAE provides technological solutions which safely secure this asset. In the UK, CAE is a partner to Dell Technologies with whom they are developing technology led solutions to address the challenge of digital preservation and archiving of data. CAE works with customers on Life Sciences, Research, Library and Museum projects.

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A year of digital preservation in a nuclear context - webinar

In this Members-only webinar, Jenny Mitcham (Head of Good Practice and Standards at the DPC) will share some of the work that has been carried out in the first year of a two year project with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA): ‘Reliable, Robust and Resilient Digital Infrastructure for Nuclear Decommissioning’.

She will share some of the highlights of the project so far, including work that has been carried out on a preservation policy for the NDA,  maturity modelling (including the creation of the DPC Rapid Assessment Model) and some of the case studies that are emerging from the project.

Key to this project is desire to contribute to the wider DPC community and also to learn from it. The project team are keen to have the involvement and feedback of the wider membership so do come along!

DPC Members please login to watch the recording.

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Vacancy for Research Data Manager at the University of Salford

26 January 2020


£33,199- £39,609 p/a


Webinars Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving 2020

Added on 6 January 2020

Register for the Winter School webinars on January 14, 15 and 16 2020

The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving guest talks are freely available in webinar form. Three guest speakers will share insights on how their organisations - with a variety of audiovisual materials - deal with digital preservation challenges.

Guest speakers for this edition are Lucy Wales, Jonáš Svatoš and Marjolein Steeman.

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Save the Date for Aye, Preserve! Digital Preservation in the West of Scotland in Glasgow 12 March 2020

Added on 6 January 2020

Mark your calendars for 12 March 2020 for Aye, Preserve! in Glasgow!

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