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Portsmouth University joins the Coalition

Added on 18 April 2011

Portsmouth University joins the Coalition

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth as its latest associate member. 

'The Future Proof Computing Group at the University of Portsmouth has a track record of research and development of digital preservation through initiatives like the KEEP project (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable)' explained Dr David Anderson. 'We're about to start a new project, POCOS, funded by the JISC, on the preservation of complex objects, and have interests in topics like the sustainability of computer games technology, the history of computing, emulation, virtualization and data warehousing.

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes Portsmouth University as its latest associate member

Added on 12 April 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth as its latest associate member.

'The Future Proof Computing Group at the University of Portsmouth has a track record of research and development of digital preservation through initiatives like the KEEP project (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable)' explained Dr David Anderson. 'We're about to start a new project, POCOS, funded by the JISC, on the preservation of complex objects, and have interests in topics like the sustainability of computer games technology, the history of computing, emulation, virtualization and data warehousing.

Dr Janet Delve observed 'We’re delighted to join the DPC as a way of amplifying and facilitating our research, especially for the KEEP project.'

'This is just one example of the wide range of expertise within the coalition that we’re keen to share. DPC has an impressively diverse membership: working with them will help ensure the greatest possible impact from our research.'

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Directors' Group 2011 - Oxford 27 June. Delegate registration available

Added on 11 April 2011

The Directors’ Group is an extended and informal networking event where staff, partners, contractors or allies of full members are invited to describe and discuss current, forthcoming and future digital preservation projects.  It encourages the development of bilateral and multi-lateral relationships among members; helps disseminate good practice; and ensures that the work of the coalition remains tied to the changing needs of the workforce.

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Register now for 'Data for Life' (Newcastle 26th May 2011)

Added on 28 March 2011

The Datum Project at the University of Northumbria and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to announce that registration for 'Data For Life: Digital Preservation and Health Sciences' is now open -

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National Library of Ireland joins the Coalition

Added on 24 March 2011

The National Library of Ireland is the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition, helping the Library to address the challenges and opportunities associated with long term management of digital collections.

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DPC Leadership Programme offers scholarships to attend DPTP, Glasgow 16-18 May

Added on 18 March 2011

The DPC is pleased to announce that it will be offering five scholarship to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme, this time in Glasgow, 16-18th May 2011.  The deadline for applications is 1200 on Friday 29th April.  All DPC members are entitled to apply although this is the last opportunity for members of RLUK to benefit from the DPC Leadership Programme. 

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Preserving Digital Sound and Vision: Now Fully Booked

Added on 14 March 2011

We're pleased to report that the DPC briefing day on Preserving Digital Sound and Vision is now fully booked.  We've retained a couple of places in order that DPC members who may have missed the announcement can still attend. 

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The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the National Library of Ireland as its latest associate member

Added on 1 March 2011

The National Library of Ireland is the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition, helping the Library to address the challenges and opportunities associated with long term management of digital collections.

'The core mission of the National Library of Ireland (NLI) is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland,' explained Della Murphy, Assistant Keeper at NLI. 'One of our key strategic aims is the development of a digital collections policy with preservation and access infrastructure to match. By putting in place the necessary policy and infrastructure, we will maximise access to our resources, enhance and expand the services we offer, and enable users to work with the Library and Library collections in new and innovative ways.'

'The National Library of Ireland believes that working with partners in the DPC will vitally inform and support the implementation of best practice in relation to policy and infrastructural development in the area of digital preservation.'

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DPC and DigCurV: A new Framework for Vocational Education

Added on 16 February 2011

The DPC is an associate partner of a new EU- sponsored inisitative seeking to build a new framework for vocational education in for digital preservation.  The DigCurV project is a 30 month project that aims to address the availability of vocational education and training needed by curators in the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors to develop the new skills that are essential for the long-term management of digital collections.

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Registration now open for Preserving Digital Art, Directions and Perspectives, London 30th March

Added on 11 February 2011

Emerging tools and services for digital preservation are typically built around the long-term needs of archives, libraries and research centres. The needs of art museums and galleries are surprisingly absent from much of the debate in digital preservation even though these institutions have considerable skills and statutory requirements to safeguard large collections for private and public good. Innovations in contemporary art means that the traditional skills of the conservator need to be supplemented, and in some cases radically changed, to take account of new and sophisticated forms of digital creativity. Moreover its subtle and complex demands means that preservation of digital art offers a practical basis for innovation and assessment of the sorts of tools and services which will be required to ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow.

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