National Archives of Australia Policy: Request for DPC Feedback on Exposure Draft

Added on 24 July 2020

The National Archives of Australia (NAA) is pleased to advise that the exposure draft of their new policy Building Trust in the Public Record: managing information and data for government and community is now available for comment until 10th August 2020.

The NAA have also released an initial list of supporting advice that exists, or will be developed or updated, to support the policy.

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COVID-19 Inquiry: Digital by Default

Added on 23 July 2020

A letter to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, published on Friday 24th July 2020

Dear Editor,

In the House of Commons on Wednesday 15 July, the Prime Minister committed the UK government to an independent inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic.  As he stated, this will require “huge amounts of official time” as we seek to learn the lessons of the pandemic.  

Both this inquiry, and any future research into the pandemic, will require significant amounts of evidence.  This evidence will not be captured on paper but almost entirely as digital records: email, text messages, recordings, data sets and documents sitting on thousands of servers, with long chains of dependence upon platforms, interfaces, and applications.  These records will have been created by politicians and their staff, by government officials, advisors, and by a host of individuals outside of government, including private contractors.

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#DPConnect: Summer Update

Added on 23 July 2020

#DPConnect has provided an ongoing, online presence at regular intervals each day as a way of connecting the global digital preservation community as we have continued to work in isolation.

From Monday 3rd August and throughout the month of August, the DPC team will be taking a break from captaining the sessions, but members of the digital preservation community are encouraged to continue meeting and connecting in our absence.

DPC staff will return in September with a new program of events and an updated #DPConnect timetable.

#DPConnect is available to everyone in the digital preservation community members and all are welcome to attend sessions in any of the time zones, provided all participants are respectful and supportive of one another and adhere to the DPC's Inclusion and Diversity Policy.

Connect with the Digital Preservation Community

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#WeMissiPRES: Call for Participation

Added on 22 July 2020

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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DPC Announces Two Grants for NEDCC Digital Directions Online Training Conference

Added on 21 July 2020

The DPC is delighted to announce that its Career Development Fund is offering two scholarship grants for members to attend the 2020 Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions Online Training Conference, 19-21 October. These grants are of particular interest to DPC Members situated in the USA, Canada, and related time zones.

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Sponsors announced for the 2020 Digital Preservation Awards

Added on 21 July 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to announce the leading organizations in digital content creation, preservation and access who have committed their support to the Digital Preservation Awards 2020.

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Vacancy for Data Engineer at The National Archives

31 August 2020

Richmond upon Thames, London



#WeMissiPRES - Save the Date: 22/23/24 September 2020

Added on 15 July 2020

wemissipresThis year there is no iPRES or other large-scale conference focussing on digital preservation to look forward to, but this should not stop us from exchanging work in progress and experiences with each other!

Save the date for three half days of online iPRES celebrations in September including a mix of presentations, lightning talks, panels, and participant interaction, all supported by social and networking opportunities, as follows: 

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DPC Partnership and Sustainability Program

Added on 15 July 2020

The DPC is deepening its commitment to help members in a time of crisis.

From 1st August 2020, the DPC is launching a new support program in anticipation of the economic pressures that members are likely to face from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

As we have moved through the phases of COVID-19 pandemic, the DPC has responded swiftly and thoughtfully at each step: closing our offices before the lockdown began, moving all our operations online, launching a wealth of new resources, and opening up a new series of activities for members and partners around the Globe.  We have delivered – and in many ways exceeded - the commitment that we made that our members would leave the lockdown better connected and better skilled.  The DPC community is much greater than the sum of its parts, and members contribute much more than money to the cause.

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Additional Places Available for Novice to Know-How for August, September, and October

Added on 14 July 2020

The DPC is pleased to announce that additional places are now available for the August, September, and October monthly cohorts for the Novice to Know-How course for DPC Members.

The Novice to Know-How learning pathway aims to provide those who are new to Digital Preservation with the skills required to develop and implement simple digital preservation workflows within their organisation.

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