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3 new Technology Watch Reports planned - Web Archiving, Preservation Metadata and Preserving CAD

Added on 14 May 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition and Charles Beagrie Limited are delighted to announce the continuation of their collaboration, producing 3 more Technology Watch Reports.

 ‘5 Technology Watch Reports have already been produced – or are in production – and have been enthusiastically received by our members’, said William Kilbride of the DPC.  The next three will ensure that the production process continues through 2013 with themes and topics proposed and refined by DPC members to help them with digital preservation.’

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University of Manchester Library joins the DPC

Added on 11 May 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Manchester Library as its newest member.

'The University of Manchester Library has a strong interest in digital preservation at both a strategic and operational level,' explained Sandra Bracegirdle. 'We have recently carried out a significant review of our digital preservation work as we see this as a key issue for the Library. '

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SPRUCE Awards - First Call for Proposals Released

Added on 11 May 2012

The SPRUCE project has issued it's first call for proposals.  Grants of up to five thousands pounds are available to support small projects that extend themes and tools that were developed at the first SPRUCE mash-up event in Glasgow in April.  Applications should be submitted by: 5pm, 22nd May 2012 and projects to complete by: 31st October 2012.  For more details see: http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/spruce

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Royal Museums Greenwich joins the DPC

Added on 10 May 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome Royal Museums Greenwich as its newest member.

Richard Ferguson, Documentation Manager, Royal Museums Greenwich said 'Having the opportunity to join a community of practice which has a focus on addressing and developing greater understanding of the challenges of digital preservation is most timely.'

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Notes from LIBER Workshop in Digital Preservation

Added on 8 May 2012

DPC has published its informal notes from the 2nd LIBER International Workshop on Digital Preservation, held in Florence from the 7th to the 8th of May 2012.  Notes are are linked from the DPC members area of the website at: http://www.dpconline.org/members/conference-reports (login required).

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Deadline Approaching for DPTP Scholarships: 1200 on Friday 11th May

Added on 7 May 2012

The DPC is offering two scholarships so that members can send staff to the Digital Preservation Training Programme in London 28th-30th May. The deadline for applications is 1200 on Friday 11th May.  For more details see: http://www.dpconline.org/component/docman/doc_download/744-dptpscholarshipsmay2012

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Royal Museums Greenwich as its latest associate member

Added on 2 May 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome Royal Museums Greenwich as its newest member.

Richard Ferguson, Documentation Manager, Royal Museums Greenwich said 'Having the opportunity to join a community of practice which has a focus on addressing and developing greater understanding of the challenges of digital preservation is most timely.'

'We have a mission to illustrate for everyone the importance of sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people through maximising access to its collections and its expertise. Developing robust and sustainable strategies, processes and infrastructure to support management, care and preservation of both collection and corporate digital assets is a core objective of our strategic plan.'

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the University of Manchester Library as its latest associate member

Added on 1 May 2012

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Manchester Library as its newest member.

'The University of Manchester Library has a strong interest in digital preservation at both a strategic and operational level,' explained Sandra Bracegirdle. 'We have recently carried out a significant review of our digital preservation work as we see this as a key issue for the Library. '

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New DPC Tech Watch Report: Preserving Moving Pictures and Sound

Added on 30 April 2012

The DPC, Richard Wright and Charles Beagrie Ltd are delighted to announce the release of the latest DPC Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Moving Pictures and Sound’, written by Richard Wright, formerly of the BBC.

‘Moving image and sound content is at great risk’, explained Richard Wright.  ‘Surveys have shown that 74 per cent of professional collections are small: 5,000 hours or less. Such collections have a huge challenge if their holdings are to be preserved. About 85 per cent of sound and moving image content is still analogue, and in 2005 almost 100 per cent was still on shelves rather than being in files on mass storage. Surveys have also shown that in universities there is a major problem of material that is scattered, unidentified, undocumented and not under any form of preservation plan. These collection surveys are from Europe and North America because there is no survey of the situation in the UK, in itself a cause for concern.’

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DPC Publishes Forward Work Plan 2012-2015

Added on 26 April 2012

DPC started a new Strategic Plan for 2012-2015, which was adopted by the members at the AGM in December 2011.  The Board Meeting in March included a discussion of the Forward Work Plan for 2012-2015 which spells out key dates and actions over the same period.

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