Invitation to Digital Preservation Mashups: March May and July 2013

Added on 30 January 2013

DPC members are invited to attend a series of 'mashup' and 'hack-a-thon' events being organized through the Jisc-funded SPRUCE project. 

  • Leeds 11-12th March (focussing on the issue of characterisation)
  • Leeds 30th April - 2nd May
  • London, 2- 4th July
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New report released: Digital Forensics and Preservation

Added on 14 January 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce the release of ‘Digital Forensics and Preservation’ by Jeremy Leighton John of the British Library – the latest in its popular Technology Watch Report series.

‘Digital forensics is associated in many people’s minds primarily with criminal investigations’, explained the author, ‘but forensic methods have emerged as an essential source of tools and approaches for digital preservation, specifically for protecting and investigating evidence from the past.’ 

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past: 12 festive tweets highlight link rot

Added on 7 January 2013

Over the Christmas holidays in 2010, the DPC compiled a list of 12 websites with a festive theme that represent different types of online content.  The list was published in January 2011 as a benchmark to show through time, how different types of digital content degrades and to highlight the challenges faced by services that preserve web-based content. No claim is made about the historical importance of these pages - the test is simply illustrative of a year in the life of the Internet.

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DPC offers scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme, March 2013

Added on 7 January 2013

The DPC is offering scholarships so that members can attend the University of London's Digital Preservation Training Programme at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London 6-8th march 2013.  Applications are due by 1200 on 22nd February 2013

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Bring out Your Dead (Files): Registration Open for Day of Action on File Formats, London 28th Jan

Added on 18 December 2012

Registration is now open for a DPC 'Day of Action:Collaborative approaches to managing File Formats, 28th January 2013, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Euston Road, London

Making sense of the contents of files – especially large numbers of files in diverse formats – is a persistent and ubiquitous challenge for those undertaking digital preservation.  Understanding how information is packaged, transmitted and processed is essential for ensuring that it can remain intelligible through time. Understanding the intricacies of files can be a daunting and intricate exasperating task, but it is also an obvious candidate for informed collaboration.  There have been numerous initiatives in the last decade designing, developing and refining tools and registries that help us to understand the behaviour of files, and some of these are now plugged directly into the architectures of numerous repositories and archives already. 

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Registration Open for Digital Preservation Student Conference, London 24th January

Added on 5 December 2012

The DPC and the Archives and Records Association are pleased to invite students and researchers in archives, records management and librarianship to a half day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation,Birkbeck College London - Malet Street on 24/01/2013, 14:00 - 17:00.  Hosted by University College London, and organised in partnership with the Universities of Aberystwyth and Dundee, this mini-conference will bring a select group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, records managers and ibrarians to discuss the challenges of digital collections management and digital preservation. 

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Saving the digital decade: DPC rewards organizations helping to safeguard our digital memory

Added on 3 December 2012

At a prestigious ceremony this evening the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) celebrated its tenth anniversary by recognising initiatives and individuals from around the world that have made an outstanding contribution to safeguard digital resources for the future. 

At the DPC’s Digital Preservation Awards, which took place at the Wellcome Collection in London on Monday night, three agencies received awards for their exceptional contribution to ensuring the long-term security of digital collections: the University of London Computer Centre for their pioneering and popular ‘Digital Preservation Training Programme’; the PLANETS project for its ground-breaking and innovative technologies; and the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York for its outstanding work securing valuable but vulnerable research data.

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Annual General Meeting, 3rd December 2012

Added on 15 November 2012

The Annual General Meeting of the DPC will be on Monday 3rd December, 1500-1530 with tea and coffee available from 1530.  We will meet in the Burroughs Room of the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. 

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Informal Notes From Business Archives Council Conference

Added on 9 November 2012

Informal notes from the Alliance for Permanent Access conference are now available online for DPC members:

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Informal notes from APA Conference

Added on 8 November 2012

Informal notes from the Alliance for Permanent Access conference are now available online for DPC members:

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