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Reminder: Call for Applicants - Grants for NEDCC Digital Directions Online Conference

Added on 21 August 2020

There is a little over a week left to apply for the Career Development Fund grants to attend the 2020 Northeast Document Conservation Center's Digital Directions Online Training Conference, 19-21 October. These grants are available to all DPC members, and ideal for members situated in the USA, Canada, and related time zones. Applications are due by 17:00 UTC on Wednesday, 2nd September.

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Vacancy for Head of Collection Information and Digital Assets at National Galleries Scotland

9 September 2020

Edinburgh

£44,839 - £52,029 per annum

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Software Engineer with Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services (BDLSS)

21 August 2020

Oxford, UK

Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 per annum

Fixed Term

Digits: For Good - Save the Date for World Digital Preservation Day, 5th November 2020

Added on 19 August 2020

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Save the date for this World Digital Preservation Day, 5th November 2020, and join individuals and institutions from across the globe in a celebration of digital preservation!

With the theme ‘Digits: for Good,’ World Digital Preservation Day 2020 is an opportunity to connect the digital preservation community and celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has had in a year which has seen a sudden and global reliance on digital information and infrastructure. 

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Invitation to the Online Launch of ‘Amplifying change: A history of the Atlantic Philanthropies’, 10 Sept 2020

Added on 18 August 2020

AP E vite for Sept 2020 Virtual LaunchThe Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has been working with the archives of the Atlantic Philanthropies, held by Cornell University Library, to develop digital exhibitions that showcase the work accomplished by Atlantic grant recipients on the island of Ireland over the last 30 years.

In March 2020, DRI had planned a celebratory event to launch ‘Amplifying change: A history of the Atlantic Philanthropies on the island of Ireland’.  This event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but DRI is delighted to announce that the official launch will now go ahead as a live online event on 10 September 2020.

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Deadline Extended: DPC Grants for Online Course at the Digital Curation Lab, University of Salford

Added on 17 August 2020

The application deadline for Career Development Fund grants for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Curation at the Digital Curation Lab, University of Salford, has been extended to Monday 24th August 2020. These grants, detailed below, are open to all DPC members.

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The Science Museum Group joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 13 August 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the Science Museum Group, as they become the newest Associate Member of the Coalition this month.

With five museums around the UK, the Science Museum Group consists of the Science Museum in London, National Railway Museum in York, National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, Locomotion in County Durham and the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. Over several decades, the Group’s digitization programme has built up significant digital collections and the museums are increasingly having to manage born-digital content, both internally generated and acquired content.

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LAST CALL: #WeMissiPRES Call for Participation - deadline for proposals, Wed 19th August 2020

Added on 12 August 2020

#WeMissiPRES // 22nd, 23rd, 24th September 2020 // Online

The global digital preservation community is cordially invited to submit proposals for a programme of talks and presentations on 22nd, 23rd and 24th September – a celebration of iPRES and the digital preservation community.

#WeMissiPRES is online so it can facilitate contributions from around the world where distance might inhibit participation, or from early career professionals who might not normally be able to afford travel and registration fees.

All are welcome.

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Trends in the Use of Digital Preservation Tools

Added on 10 August 2020

More and more diverse digital material is pouring into the archives of heritage institutions, often also in large amounts. This makes automatic processing necessary. Which preservation tools are used by the digital heritage institutions? Ania Molenda, project leader of the Preservation Tools project at the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, asks this and other questions to the heritage field. She incorporated the results of her research in a report The Use of Preservation Tools among Dutch Heritage Organizations.

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