Registration Open for Digital Preservation Student Conference, London 24th January

Added on 5 December 2012

The DPC and the Archives and Records Association are pleased to invite students and researchers in archives, records management and librarianship to a half day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation,Birkbeck College London - Malet Street on 24/01/2013, 14:00 - 17:00.  Hosted by University College London, and organised in partnership with the Universities of Aberystwyth and Dundee, this mini-conference will bring a select group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, records managers and ibrarians to discuss the challenges of digital collections management and digital preservation. 

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Saving the digital decade: DPC rewards organizations helping to safeguard our digital memory

Added on 3 December 2012

At a prestigious ceremony this evening the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) celebrated its tenth anniversary by recognising initiatives and individuals from around the world that have made an outstanding contribution to safeguard digital resources for the future. 

At the DPC’s Digital Preservation Awards, which took place at the Wellcome Collection in London on Monday night, three agencies received awards for their exceptional contribution to ensuring the long-term security of digital collections: the University of London Computer Centre for their pioneering and popular ‘Digital Preservation Training Programme’; the PLANETS project for its ground-breaking and innovative technologies; and the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York for its outstanding work securing valuable but vulnerable research data.

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Annual General Meeting, 3rd December 2012

Added on 15 November 2012

The Annual General Meeting of the DPC will be on Monday 3rd December, 1500-1530 with tea and coffee available from 1530.  We will meet in the Burroughs Room of the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. 

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Informal Notes From Business Archives Council Conference

Added on 9 November 2012

Informal notes from the Alliance for Permanent Access conference are now available online for DPC members:

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Informal notes from APA Conference

Added on 8 November 2012

Informal notes from the Alliance for Permanent Access conference are now available online for DPC members:

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Digital Forensics and Preservation by Jeremy Leighton John: new report released for member preview

Added on 29 October 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to offer members a preview of the latest in its popular Technology Watch Reports series - ‘Digital Forensics and Preservation’ by Jeremy Leighton John of the British Library.

This report provides a broad overview of digital forensics with pointers to resources and tools that may benefit the preservation of digital cultural heritage. More specifically, the report focuses on the application of digital forensics to the curation of personal digital archives.

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Voting Opens for Digital Preservation Awards 2012

Added on 24 October 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to invite its members to vote in the 2012 Digital Preservation Awards.

The awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow.  Because 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Coalition we are offering 3 awards:

  • DPC Decennial Award for an outstanding contribution to digital preservation
  • DPC Award for Research and Development in Digital Preservation
  • DPC Award for Teaching and Communicating Digital Preservation
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New DPC Report on Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation

Added on 12 October 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is today publishing the latest in its popular Technology Watch Reports ‘Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation’ by Andrew Charlesworth of the University of Bristol.

Legal issues, in particular the process of obtaining copyright clearance for preservation and access of archived material, can contribute significantly to the cost and complexity of digital preservation. It is an area where the wider preservation community often needs to make its case with government and other legislators.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2012 - shortlist announced

Added on 8 October 2012

The shortist for the Digital Preservation Awards was announced at a reception in the House of Lords on Monday 8th October. 

The shortlist is as follows:

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DPC marks landmark 10th anniversary

Added on 8 October 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) marks its landmark tenth year anniversary of its establishment at a reception at the Palace of Westminster today.

At this event, DPC Chairman Richard Ovenden and Lord MacNally, Minister of State for Justice, will celebrate the achievements of the Digital Preservation Coalition over the past ten years, but will also highlight the continuing risk to government, business, educational and cultural organisations and by society at large in failing to address the preservation of digital information. In his speech, Richard Ovenden points to major improvements that have been made in the past ten years but highlights recent studies which show how major data losses continue to be suffered:

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