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Digital memories and digital futures: ARC special issue

Added on 26 April 2018

Digital technologies are changing how we work, with technologies bringing new possibilities to the sector. Allowing us to share our collections more widely than ever.

The ARA Section for Archives & Technology (SAT) invites submissions on the theme of digital memories and digital futures for the next ARC SAT Special Issue.

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The Digital Preservation Coalition and Dutch Digital Heritage Network sign new Friendship Agreement

Added on 24 April 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DHN) have signed a new friendship agreement today to confirm their commitment to international exchange and cooperation in the field of digital preservation.

DHN Friendship crop

The DPC's William Kilbride shakes hands with Wim Westland, Chair of the Domain Group Sustainable Digital Heritage. Marcel Ras, Domain Manager for Sustainable Digital Heritage and former Program Manager for the NCDD also signed the Friendship Agreement.

With a long-standing alliance between DPC and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD) already in place, this new agreement recognizes the joining of forces between NCDD and DHN which took place on 1st March 2018 and acknowledges a desire to continue working collaboratively. With the goal of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship for the members of each organization, the DPC and DHN will continue to participate in the achievement of shared objectives to increase awareness of the social value of cultural heritage offered by digital technology and secure our digital legacy.

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Invitation to participate in Maturity and Resourcing Survey for Digital Preservation

Added on 23 April 2018

The Digital Preservation Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project in collaboration with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has developed a short survey intended to gather information from collecting and research organisations around the world who have a remit to manage digital content. The survey has a particular focus on staffing resources, but also briefly covers policy, strategy, and maturity modelling.

Concrete information for benchmarking institutions against their peers - particularly in regards to maturity and staffing resources - is required by those looking to make the case for digital preservation within their organisations. The DPOC and DPC teams are interested in obtaining figures from institutions around the world, regardless of an institution’s size or whether any digital preservation effort has already commenced; particularly information from institutions based outside of the USA.

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DRI are Hiring: Project Manager

27 April 2018

Dublin

Fixed Term

Member Training Needs Survey - Deadline Extended to 18th May

Added on 12 April 2018

*Survey deadline extended, now open until 18th May*

As part of our ongoing commitment to reviewing and improving our outputs, the DPC is asking members to complete a short survey on their training needs. The survey takes no more than 5-10 minutes to complete and will be open until Friday 11th May. We would like to collect as many individual responses as possible, so please do circulate information on the survey to any colleagues who may have an interest in digital preservation training. A short report summarising the main trends will be made available to DPC members by the beginning of June.

* DPC Members please login to access the survey link. *

Many thanks for your contributions!

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Special Invitation to DPC Members – Talk on EDGI’s Monitoring of US Federal Websites on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment

Added on 12 April 2018

DPC Members have been invited to register for a talk by Raymond Cha of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on the Initiative’s work monitoring US federal websites.

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Vacancy for Research Data Manager at Cardiff University

22 April 2018

Cardiff

£41,212 - £47,722 per annum (Grade 7)

Full-Time

Qatar National Library joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 10 April 2018

Qatar National Library (QNL) has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition, becoming the DPC’s newest Associate member.

Among its mandates, QNL has a remit to collect, preserve and provide access to heritage content and materials representative of Qatar and the wider Arab region. Collections are made available through the Library itself, as well as through its research library function to support education and research at all levels, and through its public library function which serves the metropolitan area. With each of these functions increasingly being fulfilled digitally, addressing issues of digital preservation has become a cornerstone of QNL’s operations.

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Save the Date: ‘Connecting the Bits’ Members Unconference and Networking Event – 12th June, Glasgow

Added on 6 April 2018

DPC members are invited to join us for our annual Members Unconference and networking event on Tuesday 12th June in Glasgow.

‘Connecting the Bits’ is a day-long networking and planning event designed to help members keep in touch with each other and with the state of the art in digital preservation.

As usual we’ll be opening the floor to our members. The agenda will be generated by participants in the morning, then delivered in the afternoon. This format privileges debate and discussion, and it ensures that anyone with a burning issue or success story has a chance to share it. Because members set the agenda, it provides a unique opportunity to steer the Coalition's programme for the coming year.

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REMINDER: Vacancy for Preservation Repository Manager at the British Library

8 April 2018

Boston Spa, Yorkshire, UK

£35,750 per annum

Full-Time


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