Registration open for ‘Collecting in a Crisis: Rapid Response Web and Social Media Archiving’

Added on 17 November 2020

‘Collecting in a Crisis: Rapid Response Web and Social Media Archiving’,  2 Dec 2020 at 19:00-20:00 GMT/UTC

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), in collaboration with the National Archives, Ireland (NAI), is hosting an online webinar on rapid response web and social media archiving as part of our ongoing public lecture series on digital archiving. 

Digital archivists have played an essential role on the front lines of the effort to document the COVID-19 pandemic as it plays out online. Their continuous collaborative efforts will ensure that records of the social, cultural, and economic impact of this crisis are preserved for the benefit of future generations.

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Vacancy for Carcanet Project Archivist at The University of Manchester

18 November 2020


£32,816 to £40,322 per annum

Fixed Term

Micky Lindlar awarded the DPC Fellowship

Added on 5 November 2020

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Micky Lindlar has been awarded the DPC Fellowship today, on World Digital Preservation Day, as part of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020. The award was presented as part of an online presentation event which saw the gathering of leading organisations and practitioners of digital preservation to celebrate excellence and innovation in securing our digital legacy.

The DPC Fellowship is the highest award offered by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and is awarded every two years to an individual in recognition of a substantial, generous and distinguished contribution to securing our digital legacy.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

Added on 5 November 2020

DPA2020In an exciting finale to the Digital Preservation Awards 2020, seven winners have been celebrated for their work, as leading organisations and practitioners of digital preservation gathered together for an online presentation ceremony this World Digital Preservation Day, 5th November.

Hosted by the DPC and introduced by the Chair of Judges Laura Molloy, Senior Research Lead at CODATA, the event recognised the achievements of people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to securing our digital legacy for the long-term.

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Creating access to support: Digital Preservation Coalition shares translations of key resources

Added on 5 November 2020

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Alongside its annual prospectus of activities which is now available in Arabic , French , German and Spanish , the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share translations of its Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) and the Executive Guide on Digital Preservation.

Now available as a PDF download in Japanese and French , the DPC RAM is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool that has been designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability. Versions in Portuguese and Italian will also be made available in the coming weeks.

The Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, which helps practitioners communicate with senior colleagues about digital preservation, is now also available as a PDF download in French and Spanish .

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The digital preservation community celebrates ‘Digits: For Good’ this World Digital Preservation Day

Added on 5 November 2020

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5th November 2020 is World Digital Preservation Day

With the theme Digits: for Good, World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2020) connects the digital preservation community and celebrates the positive impact digital preservation has had in a year which has seen a sudden and global reliance on digital information and infrastructure.

“Our community has rallied together in a year where physically we have never been more isolated,” says Sarah Middleton, Head of Advocacy and Community Engagement for the DPC. “World Digital Preservation Day is a great way of supporting each other by celebrating some incredible initiatives because of and in spite of the pandemic; showcasing how the data has been preserved for good.”

Providing an insight into the daily activities of those involved with or thinking about digital preservation, World Digital Preservation Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about digital materials the community considers most at-risk.

Open to participation from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy - across all sectors and geographic locations - data creators, curators, and consumers from around the world are invited to showcase their own Digits: for Good stories through blog posts, social media posts, events and creative activities; sharing with the hashtag #WDPD2020.

An exciting addition to the World Digital Preservation Day program will see the culmination of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020, with presentations in six categories covering all areas of digital preservation. The “Bit List” of Digitally Endangered Species will also make a return with an updated introduction which places the current list of materials in the context of this challenging year.

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Museums and Digital Memory: Film series now online

Added on 4 November 2020

In 2018 the British Museum's National Programmes team collaborated with the Digital Preservation Coalition to host a national conference exploring the subject of digital content in museums – Museums and digital memory: from creation and curation to digital preservation.

Made possible thanks to the support of the Vivmar Foundation, Museums and Digital Memory explored the subject of digital content in museums, with a range of lively workshops, discussions and debate shaped by contributions from colleagues across the UK.

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Member preview of new Technology Watch Report - Pragmatic Audiovisual Preservation

Added on 27 October 2020

On World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the DPC is pleased to announce the launch of "Pragmatic Audiovisual Preservation"  by Ashley Blewer for member preview.

The preservation of audiovisual materials remains a challenging topic. Moving beyond the complexity of audiovisual materials and the urgency around digitization, concepts related to significant technical characteristics and the impact each has on digital audiovisual files can be daunting.

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