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Digital Preservation Futures Webinar Series 2020: Registration now open for DPC Members

Added on 22 April 2020

Registration is now open for our annual ‘Digital Preservation Futures’ members-only webinar series. Starting on 12th May, this series will showcase the current product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters and will accompany our ‘Connecting the Bits’ Members Unconference and associated event ‘A Guide to Digital Preservation Procurement: Launch Event, Workshop and Briefing,’ both of which will be held online on 23rd and 24th June.

As a prelude to the events in June, speakers from each of the DPC’s Supporter organisations will share how their offerings relate to DPC Member and customer needs through a short presentation, and through discussion with DPC staff and attendees.

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Novice to Know-How: Register now for free online digital preservation training

Added on 21 April 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition and The UK National Archives are offering access to free online digital preservation training from Friday 1st May as they launch their Novice to Know-How initiative.

With priority given to the UK Archive Sector and DPC Member institutions, learners are invited to register for access to this brand-new resource by 30th April 2020.

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How Researchers Use the Archived Web: DPC publishes first in new Technology Watch Guidance Note Series

Added on 16 April 2020

The DPC has launched a new series of Technology Watch Guidance Notes which complement its popular Technology Watch Reports. The first of these Guidance Notes is now available for DPC Members and is titled How Researchers Use the Archived Web, by Peter Webster (requires member login).

How Researchers Use the Archived Web orients organisations engaged in Web archiving (or those intending to be), to the kinds of uses researchers might expect to make of the content they collect. It aims to support the development of programs of user research and engagement, and in turn inform collection development policies and the design of discovery and access services.

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Reminder for Call for Papers: Data for Policy 2020 - Documenting Data and Data Science

Added on 7 April 2020

Data for Policy 2020 is still hoping to be held at UCL, London, UK on 15-16 September 2020.

This conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the theories, applications and implications of data science innovation in governance and the public sector – see dataforpolicy.org for further details.

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The Archives and Records are Accessible

Added on 1 April 2020

The following article is a statement from the ICA and is available in English, French and Spanish below


The Archives and Records are Accessible

At ICA we think it is an important time to tell people from all over the world, not just our community, that archives continue to be accessible even though in some cases the physical buildings may be shuttered. Also, that records services continue to operate to facilitate business and government operations.

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Upcoming webinar (April 17): encoded archival standards update from TS-EAS

Added on 1 April 2020

Interested in learning about developments with encoded archival standards? Curious to know what changes are planned for 2020?

The Society of American Archivists’ Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) is hosting a brief webinar on Friday, April 17 to provide an update on work related to maintaining and updating Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons and Families (EAC-CPF), as well as the development of future companion standards. 

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PhD Examiners sought: Digital Preservation / Digital Forensics

Added on 1 April 2020

Denise De Vries at the University of Swinburne in Melbourne, Australia is looking for potential & willing examiners for a PhD thesis which will most likely be submitted early June 2020.

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#StayHome learn from home: ICA’s offer to the archival community during COVID-19

Added on 1 April 2020

The following article is a statement from the ICA and is available in English, French and Spanish below


#StayHome learn from home: ICA’s offer to the archival community during COVID-19

Above all, we hope you - and your family and staff - are in good health.

A new situation calling for new measures. We all recognize the unprecedented situation that the worlwide COVID-19 crisis is having on your work, domestic and social structures, all of which are being impacted. The whole ICA team has switched to homeworking but even remotely, the team spirit persists. Our overriding message to all of the ICA network is: stay at home, but stay connected! The ica.org website remains open during this period and we remain available by email, telephone and videoconference.

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