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RIMPA Live Convention, October 2021

Added on 16 June 2021

Register Today and Receive RIMPA Member Prices 

RIMPA would like to extend a special invitation to DPC Members to join the RIMPA community at the annual convention. Convention attendance promotes professionals’ development and learning, and we have made sure that you get every opportunity to be inspired, build knowledge and reconnect with industry colleagues!

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Queensland State Archives joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 16 June 2021

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome Queensland State Archives (QSA) as the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

As the lead agency for public recordkeeping in Queensland, Australia and custodian of the largest and most significant documentary heritage collection about Queensland, QSA holds permanent records of enduring historical value for the Queensland Government and local governments and is responsible for the management, preservation and access of the permanent records in its custody.

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New Report: Archiving the dynamic web benefits from server-side archiving

Added on 14 June 2021

 

With traditional web crawling strategies, heritage institutions could easily harvest large amounts of static web pages. But the new generation of dynamic sites requires a different approach. 

In the report 'Server-Side Web Archiving', by Eoin O'Donohoe from the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision explores the possibilities.

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Vacancy for File Format Analyst at The National Archives

4 July 2021

Richmond upon Thames, London

£28,040 - £32,000

Fixed Term

Reminder: DPC Grant Deadline for 2021 ASA 'Archives Amplified' Conference

Added on 14 June 2021

There are only three days left to apply for DPC Career Development Fund grants for the hybrid 2021 Australian Society of Archivists Archives Amplified Conference, taking place 14 - 17 September. These grants are open to all DPC members and the application deadline is 17:00 UTC on 17 June 2021.

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Vacancy for Project Conservator at The National Archives

24 June 2021

Richmond upon Thames, London

£23,100

Fixed Term

DNA Data Storage Alliance Publishes First White Paper, Launches Website

Added on 10 June 2021

The DNA Data Storage Alliance, an organization of more than 25 leading companies formed by Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) and Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) together with Microsoft Research, today announced its first white paper titled “Preserving our Digital Legacy: An Introduction to DNA Data Storage.”

The white paper, which can be found on the newly launched DNA Data Storage Alliance website, www.dnastoragealliance.org, presents DNA data storage fundamentals in an accessible way for both technically curious readers and for IT business, computer science or electrical engineering readers interested in the benefits, a technical overview, and the cost of ownership of this potential new storage medium. It discusses why DNA data storage is needed and expected to address the exponential growth of digital data.

A recent Gartner report (1)  estimates that “In 2020, humans likely generated in excess of 400 ZB of digital “stuff” – equivalent to 400 million petabytes or 400 billion terabytes (or 40 “shoeboxes” of DNA data storage)”. Further, “Gartner considers a 35% per-year growth scenario – closely reflecting the actual growth we saw beginning in 2010, a year that might be considered the birth of the cloud storage area – to be most likely.” According to the report, “new breeds of storage technologies must be created in response to the emerging need for immense available capacity at minimal cost in enterprise data centers.”

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Call for Applicants: Grants for DPC Members to attend iPRES 2021

Added on 8 June 2021

The DPC is pleased to announce two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the hybrid 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES2021), taking place from 19-22 October. These grants, detailed below, are open to all DPC members.

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