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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick as its latest associate member

Added on 5 December 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick as its newest member.

‘The Modern Records Centre is widely respected as a centre of excellence in archival research,’ explained William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC. ‘They have recently augmented their processes and procedures for digital preservation and their digital collections are growing rapidly. This will help them managing their research data, the university’s own digital archives, and also the many archives deposited from outside agencies like the Confederation of British Industry.'

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'Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’

Added on 31 October 2013

‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’ is the latest in the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) series of Technology Watch Reports released on 30th October. Written by Neil Beagrie, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report was released yesterday at the DPC’s much anticipated ‘e-Journals Summit’ at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London.

Endorsed by LIBER (The Association for European Research Libraries), the report discusses the critical issues of preservation, trust and continuing access for e-journals, particularly in light of the dynamic and interdependent resources they have become, as well as the ever-growing trend towards open-access.

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Aberystwyth University Joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 8 October 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome Aberystwyth University as its latest member.

‘Aberystwyth University is an established and highly respected centre of excellence in Information Studies,’ explained  William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC. ‘Their programmes in information skills, librarianship and archive management reaches upwards of 1000 students at any one time given their widely-regarded investment in distance learning.  This is a time of real change for library and archive schools.  Skills and career prospects are changing rapidly in this sector with tremendous opportunities opening up for those who innovate. ‘It’s is a clear signal that Aberystwyth University is committed to ensuring their students and researchers remain actively involved in the rapidly-growing digital preservation community.’

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth as its latest associate member

Added on 1 October 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Department of Information Studies of the University of Aberystwyth at the as its newest member.

‘Aberystwyth University is an established and highly respected centre of excellence in Information Studies,’ explained William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC. ‘Their programmes in information skills, librarianship and archive management reaches upwards of 1000 students at any one time given their widely-regarded investment in distance learning. This is a time of real change for library and archive schools. Skills and career prospects are changing rapidly in this sector with tremendous opportunities opening up for those who innovate. ‘It’s is a clear signal that Aberystwyth University is committed to ensuring their students and researchers remain actively involved in the rapidly-growing digital preservation community.’

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New ‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’ Technology Watch Report released to DPC members

Added on 23 September 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is pleased to announce its members’ preview of the latest in its series of Technology Watch Reports, ‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’. Written by Neil Beagrie, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report discusses the critical issues of preservation, trust and continuing access for e-journals, particularly in light of the dynamic and interdependent resources they have become, as well as the ever-growing trend towards open-access.

With extensive experience in this field and a particular reputation for his policy advice on e-journals and the cost/benefits of digital preservation for Jisc and others, Neil tells us that these “issues have become increasingly important for research libraries as published journals and articles have shifted from print to electronic formats; and as traditional publishing business models and relationships have undergone major transformations as a result of that shift.”

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‘Preserving CAD’ - New Tech Watch Report enables continuous access to design

Added on 26 July 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to introduce the latest in its series of topical Technology Watch Reports, Preserving Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Written by Alex Ball, and published electronically, this report provides a comprehensive overview of the development of CAD technologies, the threat caused by its own innovative application and its vendors’ drive to add ever more features which can render valuable and strategically vital information unusable.

A specialist in digital curation at the Digital Curation Centre and UKOLN at the University of Bath, Alex writes ‘CAD is an area of constant innovation…, resulting in CAD systems that are ephemeral and largely incompatible with each other.’ The report examines the key standards, techniques and technologies developed in an attempt to slow the seemingly inevitable obsolescence associated with native CAD formats.

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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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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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Be part of the action – Collaborate with 4C and help to Clarify the Costs of Curation

Added on 13 May 2013

As a project, 4C has made a commitment to being ‘open and social’ and this commitment is absolutely fundamental to producing tools and resources which are of any use to the Digital Curation community. The ultimate aim of the project...
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‘A very pragmatic European enterprise – reflections on cross border project involvement’ by Paul Stokes

Added on 7 May 2013

They say that you should write about what you know; what you’re passionate about.  And in the context of this project what I know about is running a pan-European Enterprise under the auspices of the European Commission. That’s a rather…
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