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COVID-19 Outbreak: DPC plans for face-to-face activities

Added on 6 March 2020

Given the spread of COVID-19, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is monitoring the advice from the World Health Organisation and guidance of Health Protection Scotland. As our work places particular emphasis on face-to-face activities and travel, we seek to minimize disruption to our work whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of participants and staff.

The situation is fluid and we will respond to guidance as it is updated. Therefore, our program, including face-to-face events, will proceed as advertised unless official advice suggests it would be unsafe to do so.

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The University of Sydney joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 6 March 2020

sydney uni library logo5The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of Sydney Library this week, as they become the Coalition’s newest Associate member.

The Library was an early adopter of digital collections which has resulted in a continuously growing collection of digitised content with a particular focus on the Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. The Library also manages university research outputs, research data and Higher Degree by Research theses through the institutional repository, Sydney eScholarship. The growing number of digitised and born-digital items in the Library’s collection has spurred the need to consider strategic digital preservation initiatives.

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Vacancy for User Researcher at The National Archives

29 March 2020

Richmond upon Thames, London

£30,000 - £35,000

Full-Time

Invitation to Participate in BitCuratorEdu Study on Digital Forensics Education

Added on 28 February 2020

The BitCuratorEdu team invites all people who consider themselves digital curation instructors - from full faculty at ALA-accredited LIS programs, to continuing education providers and volunteer peer trainers - to participate in a study on educational providers.

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The Agency for Facility Operations of the Flemish Government joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 27 February 2020

The Agency for Facility Operations of the Flemish Government has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) this month, becoming the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

The Agency, which provides professional support to the entities of the Flemish government, is currently developing a shared digital archiving service - Digital Archives Flanders. This service is open to entities of the Flemish government and to its local authorities. Supporting this development, the Agency for Facility Operations provides the technical infrastructure, the software and the expertise with regard to the management, storage and preservation of born digital information from across the region. 

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Call for Papers: Data for Policy 2020 - Documenting Data and Data Science

Added on 26 February 2020

Data for Policy 2020 will be held at UCL, London, UK on 15-16 September 2020. 

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Applications Open for PV2020 Grants for DPC Members

Added on 20 February 2020

N.B. On 3 March 2020, the Director General of CERN announced measures to reduce the spread / impact of Covid-19. PV2020 will be postponed due to these precautionary measures, and new dates will be announced as soon as possible at https://indico.cern.ch/event/838830/

Accordingly, taking into consideration the safety of all participants and travel restrictions, the DPC Career Development Fund will postpone the deadline for the PV2020 grants until further notice. Updates will be posted as soon as possible.


The DPC is pleased to announce that the Career Development Fund is offering two grants to help members attend PV 2020. PV 2020, the 10th edition of the PV Conference, will be held 12-14 May at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva.

In contrast to other conferences and workshops on related topics, the PV series has a particular focus on scientific data, often from large scale, multi-national facilities. However, many of the challenges faced are shared with other disciplines, as is the need for effective collaboration and sharing of ideas and even solutions.

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Episode Four of the Web Archiving & Preservation Webinar Series is now open for registration

Added on 11 February 2020

The DPC is delighted to announce registration is now open for the webinar 'Outreach & Awareness Raising'. This webinar is the fourth episode of the Web Archiving & Preservation Webinar Series for DPC Members and Supporters and will take place on 5 March 2020 at 15:00 GMT. 

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