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RIMPA Live Update 2021 - Postponed until 2022

Added on 30 August 2021

Due to the concern over the safety of the RIMPA Community, we regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone the RIMPA Live convention until 7th-10th March 2022.

Over the last month we have been evaluating whether we will switch to a fully virtual or maintain the hybrid conference this year and have been in continued discussions with several parties to gather all the relevant information to make an informed decision. Ultimately, after analysing relevant data regarding COVID-19 in and around Canberra, the decision to postpone the convention until March 2022 was made at the RIMPA Board of Directors meeting today (August 27). RIMPA’s top priority is ensuring the health and well-being of our members, staff, sponsors, and guests. We are also mindful that RIMPA Live attendees will also return home to family, friends, and co-workers from all over the country, so any impacts from the virus could have broader implications.  

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Two Vacancies at the DPC: Community Engagement Manager & Administration Manager

27 September 2021

Glasgow

Grade 6, points 25-32 (£29,614-£36,382)

Full-Time

Tate publishes Preserving Virtual Reality Artworks report

Added on 27 August 2021

Artists are increasingly engaging with immersive media such as 360 video, real-time 3D and virtual reality (VR). Immersive media technologies present considerable challenges to our ability to stabilise and preserve: they consist of complex systems of interlinked components (many of which are proprietary and closed-source) and are dependent on the continued support of a rapidly moving, innovation focused industry. Tate’s Preserving Immersive Media project began in 2018 as a response to the immediate risks posed by this pattern of accelerated obsolescence. 

We are pleased to announce the publication of our first report from this research project, titled “Preserving Virtual Reality Artworks”. This is available to download on our project page: https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/projects/preserving-immersive-media.

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Audio, Moving Images and Raster Images: Three DPC Technology Watch Guidance Notes now available on general release

Added on 24 August 2021

Preserving Audio Thumb1Preserving Moving images ThumbPreserving Raster Images ThumbThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has made the next three Technology Watch Guidance Notes in the new ‘Data Type’ series available on general release today. The topics covered in the set are: audio file formats, moving images and raster images.

Authored by staff at Artefactual Systems in collaboration with the DPC and developed in conjunction with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, each of the Guidance Notes in the Data Type series is designed to provide a primer on the current state of community knowledge about types of data commonly encountered by those seeking to preserve digital holdings.

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iPres2021 registration deadline extended and fee reduced

Added on 23 August 2021

With the support of the international preservation communities, preparation for the iPres2021 (http://ipres2021.ac.cn/)conference in Beijing are well underway. After the submission of international contributions and peer-review procedures, experts and authors from the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Indonesia, China and other countries will give about 70 professional reports during the conference including workshop & tutorials and panels and etc. 

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Vacancy for Senior Records Manager at the University of Westminster

3 October 2021

London

33,372 per annum (incl. LWA)

Part-Time

Alt+Shift+Archive: unpacking the past, present and future of digital archives

Added on 20 August 2021

Registration is now open for the AHRC funded The Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin’s Personal Cinema digital archiving symposium "Alt+Shift+Archive: unpacking the past, present and future of digital archives".

The online platform will open to participants from the 20th September and organisers will host three live Q&A sessions on the 28th, 29th and 30th September as a culmination of the event.

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Invitation to attend IRMS IM Tech: The ePADD Initiative - 22nd September 2021

Added on 18 August 2021

The Information and Records Management Society invites the DPC community to attend 'IRMS IM Tech - The ePADD Initiative' on Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 1500 - 1630 BST.

About the Event:

Winner of the Digital Preservation Award for Research and Sustainability in 2018, ePADD is the free and open-source software developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of historical email archives. ePADD incorporates techniques from computer science and computational linguistics, including machine learning, natural language processing, and named entity recognition to help users access and search email collections of historical and cultural value.

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