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CSC ‒ IT Center for Science joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 January 2021

Finnish non-profit state enterprise CSC ‒ IT Center for Science has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), becoming the Coalition’s newest Associate Member. CSC 2012 LOGO RGB 72dpi

Funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, CSC has produced sustainable national digital preservation services for cultural heritage and research data in Finland since 2015. Services are developed in close collaboration with partner organisations to preserve their digital assets whilst other provisions include maintaining national digital preservation specifications, developing open-source software, maintaining hardware for preservation, and offering support for national organisations on various aspects of digital preservation.

“We believe that international collaboration is the way to successful digital preservation. Being part of the DPC, we look forward to benefitting from the experiences of all members and sharing our own national lessons-learned back to the community” explains Kimmo Koivunen, Development Manager for CSC. 

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The Postal Museum joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 January 2021

PMThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes The Postal Museum this new year, as they become Associate Members of the Coalition.

The Postal Museum, located in London, reveals five centuries of British social and communications history as seen through the eyes of its iconic postal service. The museum cares for the records generated by Royal Mail and Post Office Limited in the UK. These records constitute the business archive of the Post Office since 1637 and hold the status of Public Records under the Public Records Act 1967. The Postal Museum is also developing an archive of records generated by the museum itself. With this remit, The Postal Museum is currently working to develop capacity to transfer and preserve these records in a digital format.

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University of South Africa joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 12 October 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of South Africa (UNISA): Department of Library & Information Services, as they become the Coalition’s newest Full Member.

With its main campus in Pretoria, UNISA has one of the largest academic libraries in Africa. The aim of the library is to ensure that its resource selection and digital preservation practices directly support students and researchers by providing study, teaching and research materials regardless of transactional distance or time barriers, in any format that is available.

As an open distance learning institution serving students across the continent and the globe, UNISA depends on linking learning with systems and making technology accessible, understandable and subservient to the intellectual enterprise of the university.

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The University of Cape Town joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 October 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of Cape Town Libraries (UCTL) this month, as they become the Coalition’s newest Full Member.

The not-for-profit DPC is an international advocate and catalyst for digital preservation, helping members around the world to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services through community engagement, targeted advocacy work, training and workforce development, capacity building, good practice and standards, and through good management and governance. Its vision is a secure digital legacy.

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Standard Life Aberdeen joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 October 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome Standard Life Aberdeen Plc as a Full Member. 

Based in Edinburgh Scotland, Standard Life Aberdeen is a Global Investment company with an almost 200-year history. The last five years have seen a focus on building an archive to manage the company’s physical records. And now, also preserving born digital records, the company is keen to move to the digital preservation phase and actively manage the records which will retain the company’s history for future generations.

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The Science Museum Group joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 13 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the Science Museum Group, as they become the newest Associate Member of the Coalition this month.

With five museums around the UK, the Science Museum Group consists of the Science Museum in London, National Railway Museum in York, National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, Locomotion in County Durham and the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. Over several decades, the Group’s digitization programme has built up significant digital collections and the museums are increasingly having to manage born-digital content, both internally generated and acquired content.

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Australian Society of Archivists joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 4 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), as they become the newest Full Member of the Coalition this week.

The Australian Society of Archivists Inc. (ASA) is Australia’s peak professional body for archivists and recordkeepers. The ASA advocates on behalf of archivists, and the archival and recordkeeping profession as well as supports best practice standards and services. The ASA recognises the increasing demand for digital archival and recordkeeping skills in community organisations, corporate entities, and government, and the effective ongoing management of digital archives.

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 3 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome AIATSIS as the newest Associate Member of the Coalition this week.

Based in Canberra Australia, AIATSIS is a national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. With a growing collection of over 1 million items encompassing films, photographs, audio recordings, art and objects, printed and other resource materials, AIATSIS is developing, preserving and providing access to a national collection with the aim of promoting and enhancing the knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage and culture.

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Records and Information Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome Records and Information Professionals Australasia (RIMPA), as they become the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

As the body representing records and information management practitioners across the southern hemisphere, RIMPA actively promotes best practice, sets industry standards, and fosters professional development across all business sectors and educational institutions.

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Monash University joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 12 June 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome Monash University, as they join the Coalition as Associate Member.

With its four campuses in Melbourne Australia, and others around the world in Indonesia and Malaysia, Monash University is looking to create a university-wide digital preservation strategy. Incorporating guidelines for storage and management, the University aims to create a robust digital preservation ecosystem that includes the library’s digital collections, research data and outputs, permanent university records and the university’s other cultural collections. 

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