Vacancy for Project Archivist (Cataloguer) at University of Oxford

20 February 2024


£32,332-£38,205 (per annum)

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Web Archive Technical Lead at British Library

3 March 2024

St Pancras / Boston Spa

£51,188 - £65,833 (STP) / £47,250 - £61,895 (BSP)


The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences as its newest member

Added on 5 February 2024

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The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) as its latest Associate Member. NSLC is affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), founded in 1950 and formerly known as the Library of CAS, and has two branches in Chengdu and Wuhan. NSLC has a floor area of over 40,000 ㎡ and houses a collection of nearly 10 million volumes. 

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Landmark report shows scholarly content at risk

Added on 5 February 2024

Martin Eve of CrossRef has some sobering news for researchers. A recent analysis suggests that around a quarter of academic publications are not being preserved for the future. 

Eve’s sample is based on the assessment of around 7.5 million of the e-books and articles for which CrossRef provides a fixed identifier, or Digital Object Identifier.   These identifiers prevent ‘link rot’ so that, even if a URL changes, an article or book can still be cited and retrieved.  But they’re not enough on their own because they only preserve the link not the destination. So, unless there’s a preservation service guaranteeing the content, the DOI will stop working if a publisher goes out of business or simply removes a title.  Scholarly content needs to be preserved before it is deleted, not after. 

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Call for Papers | Museum Archives | Yale Center for British Art

Added on 1 February 2024

Prompted by the 2022 Society of American Archivists (SAA) publication of Museum Archives: Practice, Issues, Advocacy (ed. Rachel Chatalbash, Susan Hernandez, and Megan Schwenke), the Yale Center for British Art and SAA's Museum Archives Section are hosting a one-day symposium to examine the current position and future directions of the museum archives field. The symposium will be held in person at the Yale University Art Gallery and livestreamed online. We welcome proposals from new and established museum archivists, and their professional allies, that examine any aspect of the museum archives profession. Themes for consideration include, but are not limited to: 

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Vacancy for Digital Media Specialist (Our Screen Heritage) at the British Film Institute

22 February 2024

Berkhamsted/Hybrid working

£27,498-£29,880 per annum

Fixed Term

The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Swedish Tax Agency as its newest member

Added on 30 January 2024

The Swedish Tax Agency has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) this month, becoming the Coalition’s newest Associate Member. Skatteverket, as the Swedish Tax Agency is known in Sweden, is the government organization tasked with the collection of national taxes and administering the population registration in Sweden. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the financial stability and functioning of the country. Within the agency the digital preservation team is dedicatedSwedish Tax Agency to efficiently and accurately preserving petabytes of data.

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Vacancy for Assistant Director, Digital Preservation at National Archives of Australia

8 February 2024

Various, can be located at any of NAA’s State or Territory offices

$110,409 to $118,830 per annum

Fixed Term

Preserving Geospatial Data: new DPC Technology Watch Report now on general release

Added on 23 January 2024

User needs ThumbThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to announce the general release of a new Technology Watch Report on Preserving Geospatial Data today.

First released to DPC Members in July 2023, Preserving Geospatial Data has been authored by Meagan Snow, Geospatial Data Visualization Librarian at the Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress. Published by the DPC in association with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the report is the second edition of an earlier report by Guy McGarva, Steve Morris and Greg Janée, published by the DPC in 2009. Though much of the information in this original report was still relevant, there were many updates necessary given the pace of change in the complex landscape of tools and file formats for geospatial data.

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