Member preview of new Technology Watch Report - Pragmatic Audiovisual Preservation

Added on 27 October 2020

On World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the DPC is pleased to announce the launch of "Pragmatic Audiovisual Preservation"  by Ashley Blewer for member preview.

The preservation of audiovisual materials remains a challenging topic. Moving beyond the complexity of audiovisual materials and the urgency around digitization, concepts related to significant technical characteristics and the impact each has on digital audiovisual files can be daunting.

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William Kilbride jointly awarded the 2020 CILIP UKeiG/KIM Information Manager of the Year

Added on 23 October 2020

Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), William Kilbride has been joinly awarded the 2020 CILIP UKeiG/KIM Information Manager of the Year prize in recognition of his significant contribution to the discipline of knowledge and information management through his work and professionalism. He has been named alongside Natasha Howard of NHS North East London Foundation Hospitals Trust. 

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Publishing GLAM data as FAIR data

Added on 22 October 2020

29 Oct 2020, 15:00-16:30 GMT| 16:00-17:30 CET 

On Thursday 29 Oct, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Ireland national node, with the support of Europeana Research, will explore the benefits of publishing Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) data as Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data in the second session in their online series dedicated to FAIR and open data for the GLAM sector.

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Novice to Know-How online training: Registration open for November, December, January

Added on 22 October 2020

Following the huge demand for the first six months’ access to the free online digital preservation training, Novice to Know-How, registration is now open for the months of November, December & January.

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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UNESCO Policy Dialogue on Documentary Heritage at Risk: Programme Announced - 27 October 2020

Added on 21 October 2020

The programme of the UNESCO Policy Dialogue on “Documentary Heritage at Risk: Policy Gaps in Digital Preservation,” scheduled on 27 October via Zoom, is now available. 

The event will be split across two sessions at 8am CET and 5pm CET to accommodate an international audience across different time zones. The first session will address questions about cultural identity and sustainability, while the second will focus on technology and legal frameworks. You can use the same registration link for both sessions. To learn more about the event, please click here.

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Registration open for AURA Workshop 1: 16 - 17 November 2020

Added on 20 October 2020

The programme and booking link for AURA Workshop 1 (online, 16-17 Nov. 2020) are now available:

The purpose of this first workshop, organised by Annalina Caputo, Assistant Professor in the School of Computing, Dublin City University is to engage with a broad audience on the topic of the changing nature of archival collections in the twenty-first century.

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Vacancy for Data Analyst (maternity cover) at The National Archives

30 October 2020

Richmond upon Thames, London


Fixed Term

Archival Activism: Community-Centred Approaches to Archives

Added on 13 October 2020

Archival Activism: Community-Centred Approaches to Archives 

22 Oct 2020, 19:00-20:30 IST, 14:00-15:30 EDT

Community-centred archive initiatives can be seen as acts of activism: they address gaps in official traditional archives, and some are even formed as direct responses to social movements.

The Black Lives Matter movement in the United States sparked a global conversation about racism and social injustice. In Ireland, it also started a conversation about the experiences of the Black Irish community. These experiences are documented in Black and Irish, a social media community which was founded in June 2020 ‘to build a platform where people could share their experiences of growing up Black in Ireland’ and to grow awareness of ‘not only the struggles, but also the successes of the Black Irish community’.

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University of South Africa joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 12 October 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of South Africa (UNISA): Department of Library & Information Services, as they become the Coalition’s newest Full Member.

With its main campus in Pretoria, UNISA has one of the largest academic libraries in Africa. The aim of the library is to ensure that its resource selection and digital preservation practices directly support students and researchers by providing study, teaching and research materials regardless of transactional distance or time barriers, in any format that is available.

As an open distance learning institution serving students across the continent and the globe, UNISA depends on linking learning with systems and making technology accessible, understandable and subservient to the intellectual enterprise of the university.

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