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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office as its newest member

Added on 10 March 2021

keep logo 300East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO) have joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) this month, becoming the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

ESBHRO is responsible for the preservation of the historical record of both its county and city, with records including born digital and digitised. Their holdings are maintained at The Keep archive centre in Brighton on the south coast of England, run as a partnership between East Sussex County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Sussex.  

Ceris Howard, who is Team Manager for Archive Services and The Keep at ESBHRO, is also responsible for the corporate digital preservation strategy for East Sussex County Council (ESCC) and works with the Records Management Service and colleagues from across ESCC to promote and find solutions for digital storage, access and retention.

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Recommended Formats Statement: Call for Stakeholder Input

Added on 8 March 2021

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the latest annual call for input from stakeholders involved in the lifecycle of creative works for the upcoming annual revision of the Recommended Formats Statement.  This is all the more important this year, as the current version is the result of the most careful and intensive revision of the RFS since it was first launched in 2014.  The changes made last year in developing the ‘RFS 2.0’ represent the Library’s understanding of the growing importance of the Statement not merely in its own work, but to the broader community and its determination to ensure that it meet the needs of all its stakeholders.

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Vacancy for Metadata Specialist at University of Cambridge

28 March 2021

Cambridge

£30,942 - £40,322

Fixed Term

Call for Applicants: Career Development Fund Grants for IDCC21 and RDA VP17

Added on 8 March 2021

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering four Career Development Fund grants for Members to attend the following virtual events:

  • The 16th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC21) on 19th April 2021

  • The Research Data Alliance 17th Plenary Meeting (RDA VP17) the 20th-22nd April 2021

  • The joint IDCC/RDA Unconference on 20th April 2021

The grants for the events, detailed below, will cover 100% of the registration fees for the event(s) specified on the grant application. Applications are welcome from all DPC Members.

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DPC Supporter LIBNOVA joins forces with CAE

Added on 5 March 2021

CAE Technology Services has selected DPC Supporter LIBNOVA to expand its services by adding LIBSAFE’s digital preservation product range to its catalogue.

LIBNOVA, provider of Digital Preservation Solutions, develops LIBSAFE technology which enables organizations to preserve their content easily and efficiently.

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March webinars from the Digital Repository of Ireland

Added on 4 March 2021

The Digital Repository of Ireland is hosting two new webinars this March:

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iPRES 2021: 2nd Call for Contributions

Added on 4 March 2021

Submit your contributions to iPRES2021, Oct. 19-22, 2021.

iPRES, or the International Conference on Digital Preservation, is the premier conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004 there have been annual iPRES conferences around the globe for the international digital preservation community to share their recent research, development projects, implementation efforts, and other practical experiences, and to enhance collaborations within the field and across the related domains.

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National Library of Israel joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 3 March 2021

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the National Library of Israel (NLI) as they become the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

Established to collect, preserve, cultivate and endow the knowledge, heritage and culture of Israel, NLI’s goal is to become an institution at the frontier of information and cultural ingenuity. NLI is committed to making a robust contribution to the international effort of preserving the cultural heritage of humankind.

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Reminder: Deadline for DPTP Online Career Development Fund Grants

Added on 2 March 2021

There are only two days left to apply for Career Development Fund grants for the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) Online Course at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Applications are welcomed from all DPC members.

DPTP Online is an entry-level course that includes all the content previously taught on the award-winning 2-day face-to-face course DPTP: An Introduction to Digital Preservation, and many additional modules. It is aimed at complete beginners who wish to learn more about the field, and is ideal for starters in all disciplines who want to know more about the fundamental issues, gain confidence, and feel enabled to start working with digital preservation. More information about the DPTP course and programme is available here.

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Public Record Office Victoria joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 March 2021

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) this month, as they become the Coalition’s newest Associate member.

Responsible for the archives of the State Government of Victoria in Australia and, having launched its Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) in 1999, PROV is committed to digital preservation to ensure key Victorian Government records remain usable and accessible over time.

PROV was the first state archive in Australia to implement a digital archive and develop a unique information package to encapsulate digital material and associated metadata into a single object, and is this year set to launch a brand-new digital archive and suite of systems to manage and facilitate access to its collection.

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