Preserving 3D Laser Scanning Data, Edinburgh 1st May: Registration Open

Added on 3 April 2013

The DiRCAHMS_logo_smallgital Preservation Coalition and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland invite you to join them at a workshop to explore the preservation of 3d laser scan data: Edinburgh 1st May 2013 

Current best practice guidance for the long term preservation of 3D laser scan data, in particular the required metadata is found to be onerous by data creators. This workshop will bring together leading practitioners from the archaeological community, alongside leading data archivists and software suppliers in the UK and Ireland to work towards agreeing a new metadata standard to facilitate preservation. This event will allow for communication between archivists, creators and purveyors of software and hardware for laser scanning, as well as equipment manufacturers.  The aim is to ensure that the export of metadata is much simpler and more convenient for users.

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DPC offers scholarships to attend Digital Preservation Training Programme, May 2013

Added on 26 March 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer three fully funded scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 20th–22nd May 2013.

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It provides the skills and knowledge necessary for institutions to combine organisational and technological perspectives and devise an appropriate response to the challenges that digital preservation needs present. DPTP is operated and organised by the University of London Computer Centre with contributions from invited experts. It is supported by the Digital Preservation Coalition which originally helped to establish the course in 2005.

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DPC joins new EU collaboration to clarify the costs (and benefits) of curation

Added on 25 March 2013

The EC has launched a new project to help organizations invest confidently in digital curation and preservation.

4C - ‘the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation’ – brings together 13 agencies in 7 different countries so that organizations can approach their investment in data curation and preservation with greater certainty and with greater clarity about what they’ll get back in return.

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation: now stopping in Belfast 10/07

Added on 22 March 2013

DPC and the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre are pleased to report that, with the help of the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), we’ve been able to add another date to the popular ‘Getting Started in Digital Preservation’ Roadshow. We’ll be stopping at PRONI's offices in in Belfast on 10th July.

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'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' workshop, Glasgow 10/4: now fully booked

Added on 14 March 2013

The 'Getting Started in Digital Preservation' workshop in Glasgow on 10th April is now fully booked, as is the workshop in London on 13th May.  A few places are still available at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth on 6th June. 

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Preservation Metadata Briefing, London 23/04: Priority registration now open for DPC members

Added on 13 March 2013

DPC members are cordially invited to attend a briefing day on the topic of preservation metadata, to be held at the Pullman Hotel, Euston Road London on April 23rd.  Spaces are limited and because this event will likely be popular, DPC members are invited to register before we open it to the public.

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Preservation Metadata Briefing, London 23/04: registration open for all

Added on 13 March 2013

Registration is now open for the DPC's next briefing day - 'Preservation Metadata: (almost) everything you wanted to know about PREMIS and METS but were too scared to  ask' - in London on the 23rd April

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Notes and presentations from DPC Briefing on PDF/A3 now available

Added on 13 March 2013

Informal notes and presentations from the DPC's recent briefing day on the new PDF/A3 standard are now available online. 

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New 'Web Archiving' Technology Watch Report released to DPC members

Added on 7 March 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to offer members a preview of our latest Technology Watch Report ‘Web Archiving'.

'The World Wide Web is a unique information resource of massive scale, explains Maureen Pennock the report's author, 'yet the lasting legacy of the web is at risk, threatened in part by the very speed at which it has become a success. Content is lost at an alarming rate, risking not just our digital cultural memory but also issues of organizational accountability.  In recognition of this threat, organizations have invested heavily in developing and implementing a range of web archiving solutions.' 

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DPC awards 8 scholarships to attend specialist training

Added on 27 February 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to announce that it has awarded eight scholarships so that members can attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme in London at the start of March.

'These scholarships are very popular.  Specialist training is hard to find and staff development budgets are being tightly squeezed’, explained Richard Ovenden, Chair of the DPC. ‘We received a record number of applications this round, so we decided that we should try to respond to our members’ need by offering the largest numbers of scholarships so far.  It’s a measure of our commitment to the workforce and it will have an impact across a wide range of institutions.’

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