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NEW Executive Guide on Digital Preservation available to support internal advocacy campaigning

Added on 1 May 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Memory of the World PERSIST Project (UNESCO/MoW/PERSIST) have released their online Executive Guide on Digital Preservation today. The new resource provides practitioners with a combination of generic and specific messages and motivators designed to communicate with senior executives, legislators and budget holders, as well as decision and policy makers with a view to embedding the value of digital preservation at the core of every organization.

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Vacancy for Data Analyst at The National Archives

13 May 2019

Kew, London

£40,000 + excellent benefits

Full-Time

Register for Archiving2019 Short Courses

Added on 25 April 2019

The Archiving Short Course Program features a series of intensive classes taught by experts from around the world. Avoid disappointment and register in advance to secure your spot! Courses range from "Introduction to Color Measurement for Archiving" to the more complex "Advanced Concepts in Color Measurement".

Learn how to use applications JHOVE and Goobi-to-Go to manage your workflow; IIIF for better access and management of data files; spectral imaging to improve digitization; and how to set up reliable quality assurance workflow for mass digitization-these techniques and more through the #Archiving2019 Short Course Program.

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Vacancy for Digital Archive Specialist at the University of Bristol

12 May 2019

Bristol

£37,345 pro rata p/a

Fixed Term

#IAW2019 International Archives Week : 3-9 June 2019

Added on 18 April 2019

Campaign theme is « Designing the Archives in the 21st Century »

Designing the Archive is about putting people at the centre of what we do. The campaign theme will focus on how in the 21st Century our profession -data and information managers, records managers and archivists- can provides opportunities for human-centred design approaches to ensure we deliver benefits to citizens, customers, stakeholders and communities. This cross cuts, not only geographical boundaries, but sectors and industries; we want to hear from archivists representing architecture to fashion, engineering to environmental management, public-sector and private-sector.

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SAVE THE DATES: Connecting the Bits, Digital Preservation Futures and Advocating for Digital Preservation – May/June/July 2019

Added on 11 April 2019

The DPC invites members to participate in a series of important events designed to capture needs and requirements for the coming year, in support of their digital preservation activities. These events form part of our (now largely) online 'Connecting the Bits' and 'Digital Preservation Futures' program, the key activities for which are as follows:

A reminder of the process in full can be found here.

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University of Bristol joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 5 April 2019

The University of Bristol becomes the newest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition as Associate Member this month.

The University holds a wide range of digital assets in its cultural collections including born digital materials, digitised and analogue material. With the aim of safeguarding these assets for future use, as well as embedding digital collections in teaching, learning and research, the Library in conjunction with the University’s Theatre Collection has embarked on a project to implement a digital preservation system.

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Applications Open for iPRES 2019 Scholarships

Added on 4 April 2019

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering five scholarships to help members attend iPRES 2019 in Amsterdam.

iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, annual iPRES conferences have been held in rotation around the globe on four continents. iPRES brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve problems.
The 16th conference, iPRES 2019, will be held in Amsterdam, hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, from 16 through 20 September 2019.

The DPC is offering 5 scholarships to members that will cover full conference fees and a contribution towards travel and accommodation. First time attendees will be given preference, but applications are welcome from all who would be otherwise unable to attend.

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