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Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum: Conference 6-7 May, Florence

Added on 21 February 2013

DigCurV-Conference-Logo-2aThe DigCurV project is delighted to invite DPC members to “Framing the digital curation curriculum”, a conference to be held from 6th to 7th of May 2013 in Florence.

With the development of an advanced knowledge-based society, digital curation is becoming a central challenge and activity for libraries, archives, museums and other cultural organizations. The need for skilled professionals to manage digital collections is evident in Europe and internationally, yet there are limited numbers of institutions currently offering professional training and education programmes to prepare individuals to work in the field.

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Deadline for applications for DPC Scholarships, Friday 1200

Added on 19 February 2013

The DPC is offering scholarships so that members can attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme in London in March.  The deadline for applications is 1200 on Friday 22nd February. 

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Edinburgh University joins the DPC

Added on 18 February 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Information Services of the University of Edinburgh at the as its newest member.

"The University of Edinburgh is a blend of an historic institution that has significant collections of diverse materials and a high-performing research intensive university'' explained John Scally, director of Library and Collections .  "These present us with a changing array of digital preservation requirements - from the digitisation of physical collections to the influx of new digital data in volumes previously not seen, often with unknown preservation expectations. We have recently included digital preservation as a significant strategic theme in our forward plans and are joining the DPC to assist us in the framing of a plan to address this important area."

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation 2013: Registration Opens for 3 events April, May and June

Added on 15 February 2013

The British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to invite you to join them at one of three events which will equip collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills necessary for  ‘getting started in digital preservation’.

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Digital Preservation Coalition and Nestor sign landmark co-operation agreement

Added on 15 February 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and nestor, the German competence centre in long-term archiving, are delighted to announce a new alliance which allows them to share resources and enables their members to work together for the preservation of digital objects.

‘Nestor is a coalition of institutions in Germany, facilitated by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, with the goal of encouraging knowledge exchange and co-operation in of digital preservation,’ explained Sabine Schrimpf of nestor.. ‘Our work is not restricted to the national level. The partners maintain close links with corresponding initiatives in other countries and are actively involved in European and international initiatives and projects.  We’ve always understood that collaboration is important for digital preservation, and because it is an international challenge it makes sense to work with partners around the world.  We have a lot in common with DPC and we recognise that we can be more effective when we work together.’

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Notes and presentations from File Formats day of Action Published

Added on 8 February 2013

A report and collated evaluation from the DPC 'Collaborative Approaches to Managing File Formats: A Day of Action' in London on 28th January is now available online for DPC members (registration required).  Additional materials have also been published:

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Preservation and portable documents: a briefing on the PDF/ A3 standard

Added on 7 February 2013

DPC members are invited to a briefing which will introduce and review recent developments with the PDF / A standard, with particular emphasis on PDF/A version 3 published in October 2012. the meeting will take place in Leeds on 13th March.

Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance.  Register online at: http://www.dpconline.org/events

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Library and Collections, Information Services, University of Edinburgh as its latest associate member

Added on 5 February 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Information Services of the University of Edinburgh at the as its newest member.

"The University of Edinburgh is a blend of an historic institution that has significant collections of diverse materials and a high-performing research intensive university'' explained John Scally, director of Library and Collections . "These present us with a changing array of digital preservation requirements - from the digitisation of physical collections to the influx of new digital data in volumes previously not seen, often with unknown preservation expectations. We have recently included digital preservation as a significant strategic theme in our forward plans and are joining the DPC to assist us in the framing of a plan to address this important area."

Richard Ovenden, chair of the Coalition, welcomed the University of Edinburgh to the DPC. ''We are delighted that they have decided to join us. Their membership will strengthen their work by giving them priority access to staff development, knowledge exchange and other leaders in the field. As well as seeking solutions, all our members bring expertise to the table: so this will strengthen the Coalition. The University of Edinburgh is our second new member since the start of 2013, a fact which underlines the demand for the mix of services which the DPC offers."

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Digital Repository of Ireland joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 4 February 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Digital Repository of Ireland as its newest member.

"The Digital Repository of Ireland is building an interactive and trusted national digital repository," explained Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of the DRI. "The repository will feature social and cultural data held by Irish institutions, from both contemporary and historical sources. We are working to raise awareness of the need for digital preservation and the benefits of open access, while respecting and acknowledging ownership, copyright, intellectual property rights, privacy and confidentiality."

"Joining the DPC means we can strengthen our relationships with others working in the field, work together in advocacy and awareness-raising, and participate in training and projects that help to build capacity in our sector."

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The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes the Digital Repository of Ireland as its latest associate member

Added on 1 February 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Digital Repository of Ireland as its newest member.

"The Digital Repository of Ireland is building an interactive and trusted national digital repository," explained Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of the DRI. "The repository will feature social and cultural data held by Irish institutions, from both contemporary and historical sources. We are working to raise awareness of the need for digital preservation and the benefits of open access, while respecting and acknowledging ownership, copyright, intellectual property rights, privacy and confidentiality."

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