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Digital Preservation Awards 2020 Finalists Announced: The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy

Added on 16 September 2020

The finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are revealed today, with three more initiatives celebrated for their practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects.

Finalists for The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are (in no particular order):

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Digital Preservation Awards 2020 Finalists Announced: Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation

Added on 14 September 2020

Our next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2020 is now revealed, with another three innovative and impressive initiatives being recognised for their achievements.

Finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation are (in no particular order):

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Vacancy for Digital Preservation Manager with the Science Museum Group

12 October 2020

London, Manchester, Bradford or York

£36-42,000 p/a DOE

Full-Time

Digital Preservation Awards 2020 Finalists Announced: International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration & Co-operation

Added on 14 September 2020

The first set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2020 is revealed today, with three exceptional projects being recognised for their collaborative achievements!

Laura Molloy, Senior Research Lead at CODATA and Chair of the judging panel, said:

"Once again this year, the standard of applications was excellent.  We were delighted to receive more nominations than ever before, and to welcome more projects from across the globe for consideration.  The judges have had an enormous - and enjoyable - challenge deciding on a set of finalists.  We are very excited to share these with the rest of the community now and look forward to celebrating this excellent work in digital preservation through the Digital Preservation Awards."

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#DPConnect - September Update

Added on 9 September 2020

#DPConnect has provided an ongoing, online presence at regular intervals each day as a way of connecting the global digital preservation community as we have continued to work in isolation.

As the DPC staff prepares for #WeMissiPres, the Digital Preservation Awards and World Digital Preservation Day, we will continue our break from captaining the #DPConnect sessions but encourage members of the digital preservation community to keep meeting and connecting in our absence!

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#WeMissiPRES is open for registration!

Added on 3 September 2020

Registration is now open for the online #WeMissiPRES event on 22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2020!

About #WeMissiPRES

#WeMissiPRES is a celebration which brings the global digital preservation community together until we can meet again in person. This programme of talks and presentations is a chance to make sure all the hard work done this year is not lost. A chance to share and celebrate the amazing achievements of the digital preservation community in this most unusual year.

We will be meeting online. All are welcome.

The program encompasses three half-days of online conversation and debate using Zoom. The timings of each half-day have been optimised for different time-zones around the world. This event will take place in English.

See the #WeMissiPRES program in full

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Digital Archives Traineeships from The National Archives

30 September 2020

Various

£14,150 - £17,888

Fixed Term

Member preview of new Technology Watch Guidance Note - Preserving Software: Motivations, Challenges and Approaches

Added on 26 August 2020

The DPC has released a Member Preview of the next in its new series of Technology Watch Guidance Note on Preserving Software: Motivations, Challenges and Approaches  by Sheila Morrissey today.

Preserving Software: Motivations, Challenges and Approaches identifies good reasons for preserving software, as well as a range of different challenges which may be encountered in doing so, from technical and curatorial to legal, before setting out practical approaches and case study evidence for tackling each.

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