Invitation to attend IRMS IM Tech: The ePADD Initiative - 22nd September 2021

Added on 18 August 2021

The Information and Records Management Society invites the DPC community to attend 'IRMS IM Tech - The ePADD Initiative' on Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 1500 - 1630 BST.

About the Event:

Winner of the Digital Preservation Award for Research and Sustainability in 2018, ePADD is the free and open-source software developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of historical email archives. ePADD incorporates techniques from computer science and computational linguistics, including machine learning, natural language processing, and named entity recognition to help users access and search email collections of historical and cultural value.

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Save the Date: World Digital Preservation Day – 4th November 2021

Added on 16 August 2021

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Save the date for this World Digital Preservation Day on Thursday 4thth November 2021 and join individuals and institutions from across the globe in a celebration of digital preservation!

With the theme ‘Breaking Down Barriers,’ World Digital Preservation Day 2021 is an opportunity to connect the digital preservation community and celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has had in another year where digital information and infrastructure have been so instrumental in supporting all parts of our global society.

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Vacancy for a Lead Applications Developer at the Archaeology Data Service

14 September 2021

University of York - King's Manor, York city centre

£40,927 - £50,296 plus additional market supplement, based on experience

Fixed Term

Understanding User Needs: Technology Watch Guidance Note on Access to digital collections available on general release

Added on 13 August 2021

User Needs TWGN ThumbThe DPC has released the next in its series of Technology Watch Guidance Notes on Access to digital collections. The new Guidance Note entitled Understanding User Needs by Sharon McMeekin is available to the digital preservation community from today.

Understanding User Needs provides a pragmatic approach to conducting and interpreting a user needs analysis, whilst highlighting the importance and significance of the results.

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New DPC ‘Data Type’ Technology Watch Guidance Note Series now available on general release

Added on 6 August 2021

Preserving Email ThumbPreserving Docs ThumbPreserving Databases ThumbPreserving Spreadsheets ThumbThe DPC has made the first four of a brand-new series of Data Type Technology Watch Guidance Notes available on general release today. The topics covered in the set are: documents, email, spreadsheets and databases.

Each of the Guidance Notes in the Data Type series is designed to provide a primer on the current state of community knowledge about types of data commonly encountered by those seeking to preserve digital holdings.

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Upcoming webinars from the Digital Repository of Ireland

Added on 6 August 2021

The Digital Repository of Ireland invites you to attend three new webinars in August & September:

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DPC Welcomes National Library of New Zealand in Trans-Tasman Collaboration for Digital Preservation

Added on 4 August 2021

After a brief hiatus Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, the National Library of New Zealand, has rejoined the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) network. In the meanwhile, NSLA has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition, so by rejoining NSLA, the DPC is delighted also to welcome NLNZ into the Coalition.

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Celebrating 20 years: DPC Prospectus 2021-2022 now available

Added on 2 August 2021

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share its new program of activities for its 20th anniversary year .

Focused on the priority digital preservation topics Members have specified through the annual Connecting the Bits consultation process, and through the Australasia and Asia-Pacific Stakeholder Group, the 2021-2022 prospectus includes publications, training, webinars, specialist briefings, as well as a range of exciting new activities and resources.

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