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Final reminder: iPRES 2018 Final Call for Contributions - peer reviewed submissions due April 15

Added on 5 April 2018

Come and celebrate the first 15 Years of iPRES, the premier international conference on digital preservation!

The theme for iPRES 2018: where art and science meet: the art in science and the science in art - aims to broaden the voices and approaches participating in the conference. iPRES brings together a broad array of practitioners, researchers, educators, providers, students, and others  to share lessons learned from engaging in digital preservation, including recent research, developments, and innovations. MIT Libraries and Harvard Library are co-hosting the conference is in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 24-27, 2018.

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Internet Archive as its 80th Member

Added on 29 March 2018

The Internet Archive (IA) has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition, becoming its 80th Member.

As the world's largest and oldest web archive, and a large-scale digital library committed to ‘universal access to all knowledge,’ the Internet Archive brings significant expertise to acquiring, preserving, and providing access to digital materials.

Based in San Francisco USA, the Internet Archive is the original developer of a suite of web archiving, digitization, and access technologies that remain industry standards and works with national and international libraries, archives, governments, non-profit technology organizations, and community initiatives, for almost two decades to provide digital library, preservation, and archiving services.

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Software Preservation Webinar Series, 25th April - 30th May, now open for registration

Added on 28 March 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network invite you to register for their upcoming Software Preservation Webinar Series.

Jointly hosted, the series will examine several software preservation contexts including collection development, reuse cases, scholarly communication, scaling programs within and across organizations, and software preservation legal challenges.

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Swansea University joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 28 March 2018

Swansea University becomes the newest Associate Member of the Digital Preservation Coalition this week.

Home to the Richard Burton Archives which holds material of local, regional and national significance, the Archives preserves and makes accessible records of historical value created or acquired by the University. Through its holdings and the expertise of its staff, the Archives actively supports the mission of the University to provide an environment of research excellence, to deliver an outstanding student experience with teaching of the highest quality, and to enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and beyond.

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New Extranet and ISSN Portal: ISSN Core data and enhanced services at the tip of your fingers

Added on 26 March 2018

In January 2018, the ISSN international Centre launched its new Portal and its new Extranet at https://portal.issn.org. Librarians, editors, publishers, content providers, database managers, scholars, students can access free ISSN core data on the web and via content negotiation and make the most of on the web and via content negotiation and make the most of the completeness of this comprehensive database to identify print and online serials and continuing resources published worldwide.

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University of Salford becomes the DPC’s newest Associate Member

Added on 22 March 2018

The University of Salford has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition, becoming its newest Associate Member.

The University of Salford has a long-standing interest in the heritage of its surrounding environment, made evident from its archival holdings. The institution has also acquired a substantial art collection, which is housed in the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

As a higher education institution, the University holds a significant amount of research data and associated materials which must be preserved in digital formats. A research data management policy and related service underpin this and provides a snapshot of the University’s current state but will be subject to change as part of the ongoing Catalyst Digital IT strategy. All these aspects have in recent years focused the institution’s attention on digital preservation.

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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision seeks server-side web archiving case studies

Added on 21 March 2018

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision has begun investigating strategies for the preservation of complex dynamic websites that cannot be captured with current web crawling tools. The team would like to explore whether server-side web archiving could be a promising strategy to deal with this task. However, this is unexplored territory and they are keen to learn how other institutions would approach similar challenges. 

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Vacancy for Manager, Cultural Collections (University Archivist) at the University of Melbourne

29 March 2018

Melbourne, Australia

$144,048 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Full-Time

New Resources Available from Designing the Future Landscape: Digital Architecture, Design and Engineering Assets Summit

Added on 16 March 2018

The Library of Congress, Architect of the Capitol and National Gallery of Art are pleased to announce several updates from the Designing the Future Landscape: Digital Architecture, Design and Engineering Assets summit (#DigADE2017) held in November 2017 at the Library of Congress. A joint project between the three parties, the summit included a one day symposium attended by approximately 180 people and a small informal workshop for invited participants from across the engaged communities.

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