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Digital Preservation Awards launched for 2020

Added on 1 June 2020

The search for the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2020 Digital Preservation Awards!

The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining our digital legacy.

This year the exciting process will culminate in a presentation ‘with a difference’ on World Digital Preservation Day on Thursday 5th November 2020. More information about the presentation of awards will follow in due course.

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Registration open for June events: Advocacy Training, Connecting the Bits and Digital Preservation Futures Procurement Event

Added on 27 May 2020

Registration is now open for:

22nd June 2020 // ‘Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation’ Training

This training workshop takes place online over the course of a day; as a series of presentations, interactive discussions and self-study. Aimed at helping provide attendees with skills and ideas for identifying stakeholders and champions required to affect change, it includes ways to showcase digital preservation as an indispensable service within an organization and provides resources to help support organizational advocacy activities.

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Reminder: Call for Applicants - DPC Grants for Online Courses at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University

Added on 27 May 2020

This a reminder that the deadline for the following DPC Career Development Fund grants is a little over a week away. These grants, detailed below, will cover 100% of fees for the specified online courses and are available to all DPC members.

Applicants must complete and submit the relevant application form, accompanied by explicit approval for attendance from a supervisor, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by next Friday, 5th June at 17:00 GMT/UTC.

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Jisc and Preservica Webinar: Using open APIs to build your institution’s digital preservation ecosystem

Added on 25 May 2020

We all have digital information we need to preserve, but it’s not always simple to move from knowing there’s a need, knowing where the data is, to getting it into a fully featured preservation system.

Join us online on June 3rd to learn how APIs are being used by Jisc and university institutions to seamlessly integrate their systems and discovery platforms with Preservica’s digital preservation platform – ensuring that their data is preserved and accessible for the long-term.

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Novice to Know-How online training: Registration open for August, September and October

Added on 11 May 2020

Following the huge demand for the first three months’ access to the free online digital preservation training Novice to Know-How, registration is now open for the months of August, September and October.

Researched, developed, and tested by experts within the digital preservation community, the training is practically focused, providing learners with the skills and confidence required to implement a simple and proactive digital preservation workflow within their organization. Novice to Know-How is part of The National Archives’ new digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’ and delivered by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).

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Georgia Institute of Technology Library becomes the latest member of the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 11 May 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the Library of the Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Tech, as they become the Coalition’s latest associate member. 

Based in Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public research university committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. In support of the university, the mission of the Georgia Tech Library is to define “excellence in the creation, preservation, curation, and connection of scholarship.”

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for Online Courses at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University

Added on 9 May 2020

In recognition of the growing need among our members for access to online professional development opportunities, the DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer six grants for the following opportunities at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University.

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#DPConnect: Update to session timings

Added on 8 May 2020

#DPConnect has provided an ongoing, online presence at regular intervals each day as a means to connect the global digital preservation community as we worked in isolation.

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AVP becomes DPC’s newest Supporter

Added on 8 May 2020

AVP 1The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome data management consulting and software company AVP to its Supporter Program this month.

AVP offers a full range of digital preservation services and products of relevance to the DPC community, including: assessments and audits; system selection, implementation, and customisation; custom software development and software products such as Fixity and Exactly.

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