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Preserving CAD - Join the Web Cast, Friday 26th July

Added on 23 July 2013

DPC is hosting the last in its current series of members’ briefing days in London this Friday on the topic of Preserving Computer Aided Design, in part to mark the launch of the new DPC technology Watch Report of the same name by Alex Ball of UKOLN/DCC at the University of Bath. At the same time we are experimenting with a new online collaboration tool called ‘WebEx’ which will allow us to give a simple online broadcast of events to invited guests. So the DPC is looking for volunteers from among its members who might be interested in the subject and want to try this out. 

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DPC releases 2nd edition of popular 'Preservation Metadata' Technology Watch Report

Added on 16 July 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) releases its latest in the series of topical Technology Watch Reports today. The second edition of ‘Preservation Metadata,’ written by Brian Lavoie and Richard Gartner, focuses on new developments in preservation metadata, since the last report, made possible by the emergence of PREMIS as a de facto international standard.

Specialists in the field of electronic information provision for digital preservation at OCLC Research and the Centre for e-Research at Kings College London, Brian and Richard pick up from the first edition of the report, reminding us ‘it is no exaggeration to assert that preservation metadata, and the PREMIS Data Dictionary in particular, have become part of best practice underpinning responsible long-term stewardship of digital materials.’

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'Open Data' Presentation Slides now available online

Added on 10 July 2013

Slides from our Open Data Briefing Day in York on Friday 5th July are now available online.  A huge thank you to our speakers for coming to talk to us, many at short notice, and providing a comprehensive overview of this topical issue, from various perspectives.

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Preserving E-Books - consultation opens for new DPC Technology Watch Report

Added on 10 July 2013

The DPC is adding another new report for its popular Technology Watch Report Series on the topc of 'Preserving E-Books'.  The report - to be commissioned from Amy Kirchoff and Sheila Morrissey of Portico, will provide a guide to current developments, practical and emerging issues which organisations are facing in preserving eBooks.  Issues to be addressed include: eBook ownership and licensing, copyright, Variant editions, maximising accessibility, packaging and partitioning eBooks, eBooks as networked content, formats for preservation, preserving scanned books, legal deposit, privacy and business models for sustainable preservation.

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Registration for 'Open Data' Briefing Day - 5th July 2013, York Science Park - NOW OPEN

Added on 24 June 2013

Registration has now opened for our much anticipated briefing day on the topic of ‘Open Data’ at York Science Park on Friday 5 July. 

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Invitation to join the 4C workshop: “What does it cost? – EU to Assess the Cost of Digital Curation”

Added on 12 June 2013

The 4C Project – ‘A Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation’ – will work closely with existing projects and initiatives and will ensure that where existing work is relevant, stakeholders are aware of tools and models and understand how to employ them.

As part of the project’s engagement activities, 4C will be running a workshop at the 2013 iPRES International Conference for the Preservation of Digital Objects in Lisbon, Portgual and is inviting attendees.

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New ‘Preservation Metadata (Second Edition)’ Technology Watch Report released to DPC members

Added on 12 June 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to offer its members a preview of the latest in its series of DPC Technology Watch Reports, the Second Edition of ‘Preservation Metadata.’ Written by Brian Lavoie and Richard Gartner, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report focuses on new developments in preservation metadata since the last report, made possible by the emergence of PREMIS as a de facto international standard.

Specialists in the field of electronic information provision for digital preservation at OCLC Research and the Centre for E-Research at Kings College London, Brian and Richard pick up from the first edition of the report, telling us that ‘it is no exaggeration to assert that preservation metadata, and the PREMIS Data Dictionary in particular, have become part of best practice underpinning responsible long-term stewardship of digital materials.’  

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Member Registration Open for 'Preserving CAD' Event - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London - 26th July 2013

Added on 11 June 2013

Member registration has now opened for our latest briefing day on the topic of ‘Preserving Computer Aided Design (CAD)’ at IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London on Friday 26th July.

http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/64-preserving-computer-aided-design-cad?xref=70

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Presentations from Getting Started in Digital Preservation (Aberystwyth) now published

Added on 8 June 2013

Presentations from the popular DPC / BLPAC 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' workshop in Aberystwyth in June are now available online. To see these, as well as the presentations from similar events in Glasgow in April and London in May see: http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/56-getting-started-in-digital-preservation?xref=61%3Aeventtitle   The roadshow has been popular and each of the stops has sold out well ahead of time. 

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New web-archiving report tackles 'moving target' of preserving digital memory

Added on 24 May 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released its latest in the series of topical Technology Watch Reports to the public today. ‘Web Archiving,’ by Maureen Pennock, presents a constructive study of the fast-paced digital age and the pressures we face in attempting to capture web based information for the future.

Maureen’s report outlines some of the current issues faced by organisations engaged in this challenging occupation. “The speed at which the web has become part of everyday life is unprecedented…Yet the very speed at which it develops poses a threat to our digital cultural memory, of its technical legacy, evolution and our social history,” she explains.

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