DPC Technology Watch Report 'Preserving Email (2nd Ed)' by Christopher J Prom Now Openly Available

Added on 7 November 2019

In celebration of World Digital Preservation Day 2019, it is our pleasure to announce the updated DPC Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Email (2nd Edition)’ by Christopher J Prom is now open to the public.

Following on from the popular 2011 report and the successful Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives, this report reviews the current state of email preservation and offers recommendations for information professionals (such as organizational leaders, records managers, IT professionals, librarians, archivists and curators) who seek to preserve email for its cultural, legal or administrative value.

Whatever choices that people and repositories make, this report describes the key policies, implementation strategies, procedures, tools, and services that can be drawn upon when developing an email preservation programme. Ultimately, it presents a hopeful message: by implementing appropriate technical standards, capture methods, and processing tools, every archivist, curator, records manager, or other information professional can take practical steps to preserve email for its legal, administrative, or historical value.

Download & read the report here.

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The Global List of Digitally Endangered Species (2019)

Added on 7 November 2019

At-risk Digital Materials added to the ‘Bit List’ in 2019

Non-standard public records, open source Intelligence, unpublished research data, and web interfaces have joined the list of critically endangered digital materials in 2019.

The Global List of Digitally Endangered Species - The BitList - has been released today in a new edition as part of the Digital Preservation Coalition’s international campaign to raise awareness of the need to preserve digital materials.

Co-ordinated and published by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the Bit List identifies a range of digital materials, software and storage types which, if appropriate action is not taken, could become ‘practically extinct.’

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Digital Preservation community raises awareness of At-risk Digital Materials on World Digital Preservation Day

Added on 6 November 2019

WDPD2019 English Portrait RGB7th November marks World Digital Preservation Day 2019 (WDPD2019)

With the theme 'At-Risk Digital Materials' the digital preservation community has come together to celebrate their work: the collections they have preserved, the access they have maintained and the understanding they have fostered by preserving digital materials.

Pervasive, changing and ubiquitous, digital technologies are a defining feature of our age. Digital materials are a core commodity for industry, commerce and government. They are fundamental for research, the law and medicine. The creative industries, cultural heritage and the media depend on reliable access to digital materials while families and friends extend and sustain their relationships through digital interactions.

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Vacancy for Data Analyst at The UK National Archives

1 December 2019

Kew, London

£40,000 + excellent benefits


Applications Open for IDCC 2020 Grants for DPC Members

Added on 29 October 2019

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering two grants to help its members attend The IDCC Conference  in Dublin, 17-20 February 2020.

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Vacancy for Digital Collections Manager at King's College London

10 November 2019


£38,304 - £45,026 p/a inc £3,500 p/a London Allowance (Grade 6)


Web Archiving Conference in Montreal, 12-13 May 2020: Call for Papers

Added on 23 October 2019

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IIPC WAC 2020 - Expanding Horizons: how we build, use, and sustain web archives

In 2020 the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference (WAC) will be proudly hosted in Montréal, by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), from May 12-13, 2020. The events are organised in partnership with Library and Archives Canada and University of Toronto Libraries. The conference will be followed by a two-day Archives Unleashed datathon that will bring together a small group of participants to gain a hands-on experience of working with web archives. More information about the datathon at:

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PV 2020 Conference: CERN, 12 - 14 May 2020

Added on 23 October 2019

The PV 2020 Conference welcomes you to its 10th edition, to be held 12th – 14th  May 2020 at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research.

CERN is operating the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and is working on a strategy (as part of the general European Strategy for Particle Physics) that foresees a timeline out until the end of the current century. Some 300PB of data are currently stored in the on-site archive - including data from previous generations of experiments, such as the Large Electron Positron collider (LEP) that took data from 1989 to 2000 - with additional copies at collaborating High Energy Physics institutes around the world.

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Applications Open for AV Winter School 2020 Grants for DPC Members

Added on 22 October 2019

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering two grants to help its members attend The Netherlands’ Institute for Sound and Vision’s Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, Hilversum, 14-17 January 2020.

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Vacancy for Digital Archivist at the University of Edinburgh

14 November 2019


£33,797 - £40,322 p/a

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