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Novice to Know-How online training: Registration open for August, September and October

Added on 11 May 2020

Following the huge demand for the first three months’ access to the free online digital preservation training Novice to Know-How, registration is now open for the months of August, September and October.

Researched, developed, and tested by experts within the digital preservation community, the training is practically focused, providing learners with the skills and confidence required to implement a simple and proactive digital preservation workflow within their organization. Novice to Know-How is part of The National Archives’ new digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’ and delivered by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).

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Georgia Institute of Technology Library becomes the latest member of the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 11 May 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the Library of the Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Tech, as they become the Coalition’s latest associate member. 

Based in Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public research university committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. In support of the university, the mission of the Georgia Tech Library is to define “excellence in the creation, preservation, curation, and connection of scholarship.”

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for Online Courses at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University

Added on 9 May 2020

In recognition of the growing need among our members for access to online professional development opportunities, the DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer six grants for the following opportunities at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University.

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#DPConnect: Update to session timings

Added on 8 May 2020

#DPConnect has provided an ongoing, online presence at regular intervals each day as a means to connect the global digital preservation community as we worked in isolation.

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AVP becomes DPC’s newest Supporter

Added on 8 May 2020

AVP 1The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome data management consulting and software company AVP to its Supporter Program this month.

AVP offers a full range of digital preservation services and products of relevance to the DPC community, including: assessments and audits; system selection, implementation, and customisation; custom software development and software products such as Fixity and Exactly.

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Preservica webinar: Preservation in real time - 13th May

Added on 6 May 2020

In this day and age learning from the wider archival community is more important than ever. There is a critical need and opportunity to capture COVID-19 pandemic materials and in the past weeks, DPC Supporter Preservica has launched the #ourcovid19story initiative to assist archivists in sharing what materials are being captured and preserved and why this is important to their institution and the communities they serve.

Join this webinar and hear guest panelists from a range of sectors discuss their plans and projects, including the drivers for preserving in near real-time such as mandates to preserve public records, governance policies, internal & external communications, websites, oral histories, and ephemeral materials of historic interest. Panelists will go on to share best practice for collection methods, community engagement, and creating stakeholder value – with the opportunity for audience participation and engagement.

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Australasia Preserves releases pre-ingest and ingest training modules

Added on 6 May 2020

After two years in the making, the Australasia Preserves Digital Preservation Essentials Working Group is very pleased to be releasing their pre-ingest and ingest training modules, and are seeking feedback.

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COVID-19: The duty to document does not cease in a crisis, it becomes more essential

Added on 4 May 2020

[French and Spanish versions follow]

We, the signatories of this statement, call on governments, businesses, and research institutions around the world to document their decisions and transactions now and for the future. 

Building on the UNESCO communique ‘Turning the threat of COVID-19 into an opportunity for greater support to documentary heritage’ and reinforcing the call that decision-makers in the public and private sectors recognise the value of records management and archives, the statement has three calls to action: 

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Novice to Know-How: New online digital preservation training

Added on 4 May 2020

Today the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the UK National Archives celebrates the release of the Novice to Know-How online digital preservation training pathway with an online launch event. As part of The National Archives' ‘Plugged In Powered Up’ strategy, the free online training provides learners with the skills and confidence required to preserve the born-digital records held by their organisation.

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