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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 1200 GMT on Thursday 30th January 2020. 

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Benchmarking the DPC using RAM - webinar

I like to see how we have improved over time

DPC's Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) was launched as a DPC Member benefit in September 2019. More information about DPC RAM including a recording from an introductory Members-only webinar can be accessed on the DPC RAM web pages.

In this Member's only webinar the DPC will summarise DPC Member engagement with RAM and present anonymised statistics and analysis collected from DPC Members. 

There will also be ample opportunity for Q&A, discussion and feedback on DPC RAM.

DPC Members please login watch the recording

 

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WDPD: Reflections and Ripples

Sarah Middleton

Sarah Middleton

Last updated on 6 December 2019

Now that the dust has settled after World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) on 7th November and I have finished travelling around the country for the year (I think), I have had a chance to pause and reflect on what was - quite frankly - another stupendous outpouring of digital preservation community goodness!

Unlike last year when we were in Amsterdam for the Memory Makers Conference and Digital Preservation Awards, I was on home turf in York primed and looking forward to remaining glued to my tweetdeck for a good 36 hours. I was relishing the fact that I could quite literally binge on whatever WDPD was going to throw my way, with no distractions!

And my word, did WDPD throw us digital preservation delights by the bucketload!

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Web Archiving & Preservation Webinar Series - Winter 2020 (DPC Members & Supporters only)

Added on 4 December 2019

The DPC is delighted to announce a new webinar series, Web Archiving & Preservation, for DPC Members and Supporters commencing 30th January 2020. In response to requests for more guidance on archiving web content (and acknowledging the demand expressed in DPC's 2018 Digital Preservation Training Needs Survey), this webinar series targets specific activities and approaches to help organisations learn about how to plan, implement, and progress web archiving at their institution.

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Web Archiving Conference in Montreal, 12-13 May 2020: Deadline extended

Added on 4 December 2019

GAWAC2020 banner enIIPC Web Archiving Conference in Montreal, 12-13 May 2020: extended deadline!

BAnQ - Montreal, Canada, 12-13 May, 2020 

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Call for contributions for OPFCON, 10 June 2020 - Vienna

Added on 3 December 2019

OPFCON2020 marks 10 years of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF). To honour this occasion, the OPF invites you to join in a global celebration on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. OPFCON celebrates a decade of OPF, considers its impact on the community, and reflects on its role in the future of digital preservation. 

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Annual General Meeting of the DPC

DPC members are invited to the Seventeenth Annual General Meeting of the Digital Preservation Coalition which will be held on Tuesday 3rd December, in Room G37 at Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, England. 

All members are invited whether in person or by video conference. 

Tea and coffee will be served from 1430 and the meeting is scheduled to be complete by 1530.

Please either confirm attendance or send apologies as appropriate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Watch Live: Meet eArchiving

Added on 2 December 2019

The European Commission is hosting a CEF eArchiving event on 3-4 December in Brussels. Meet eArchiving offers the unique opportunity to learn how eArchiving can be used beyond traditional tools and how to overcome the implementation challenges. 

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Call for abstracts now open for PV2020 (Preserving and adding Value to data)

Added on 2 December 2019

PV2020: Ensuring Long-Term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data - 2020

CERN - Geneva, Switzerland, May 12-14, 2020

Topics: data and knowledge preservation adding value to data issues related to policy etc (very) long term issues

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Ready, steady, sprint….or how to write a policy toolkit in 3 days

Jenny Mitcham

Jenny Mitcham

Last updated on 2 December 2019

Many years ago I ran a half marathon in Bristol but running a book sprint there was an entirely different proposition.

It could be argued however that both were exhausting and rewarding in equal measure!

Last week, DPC staff joined with colleagues from the University of Bristol and a small group of invited experts to work on a new resource for DPC Members - a Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit.

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