Complete shortlist for the Conservation Awards announced

Added on 23 September 2010

The Institute for Conservation are delighted to announce the complete shortlist for the 2010 Conservation Awards, including the Digital Preservation Award, sponsored by DPC.

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Digital Preservation Award 2010 Shortlist Announced

Added on 21 September 2010


Digital Preservation Award 2010: shortlist announced Vienna, 21st September 2010

The Institute for Conservation (Icon) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the fourth Digital Preservation Award 2010.

Short-listed for the Digital Preservation Award (in no particular order) are:

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New Case Note : Small Steps - Long View. How a museum service turned an oral history headache into an opportunity

Added on 15 September 2010

Glasgow Museums and the DPC, with the assistance of the JISC are delighted to announce the release of a new addition to the Digital Preservation Case Notes series.  In this case note, Glasgow Museums shows that the benefits of digital preservation can be expressed in terms of new opportunities they create in the short and long term.  Even relatively simple steps can bring early rewards if properly embedded within the mission of an organization.

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DPC Leadership programme releases scholarships for 'How to set up and run a data service' November 2010

Added on 10 September 2010

'The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to support three fully funded scholarships to attend 'How to set up and run a data service' at the UK Data Archive.  Applications are welcomed from DPC members and associates. The scholarship covers tuition fees, course materials, access to online resources, lunch and refreshments.  Successful applicants will be asked to help promote the course and the work of the coalition. for more information see the DPC leadership programme at:

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DPC Leadership Programme releases grants to attend DPTP in October 2010

Added on 6 August 2010

The DPC Leadership Programme is offering scholarship to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme in London 4-6th October 2010.  The deadline for applications is 17th September.  See the DPC Leadership Programme for more details including a brief description of the course, elgibility and how to apply.

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DPC Responds to Public Records Review Consultation

Added on 4 August 2010

The DPC has responded to the consultation on the Public records review, welcoming the explicit statement that digitized and ‘born digital’ materials constitute a public record, noting and supporting the focus on informational content and the consequent need for ‘technology proofing’ and the management of formats.  The DPC has offered its assistance in identifying and resolving issues that may arise.

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Presentations from 'Decoding the Digital

Added on 3 August 2010

Presentations from the successful one day workshop 'Decoding the Digital', organised jointly between the DPC and the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre in London on the 27th July are now available online at

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St Andrews University joins the DPC

Added on 28 July 2010

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome St Andrews University as its latest associate member.

Birgit Plietzsch, Arts Computing Advisor at the University explained 'Most of today's information is held in a digital format. As a University we need to ensure that digital information remains accessible for as long as required. Our current focus is on the preservation of Arts and Humanities electronic resources. Such resources are often the outcome of expensive publicly funded research projects. It is in the interest of the scholarly community within the University to ensure the data contained within these resources is preserved in the long-term.'

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New Digital Preservation Case Note released: how to keep data and metadata together

Added on 28 July 2010

The DPC, with help from the British Library , Portico and ULCC, and with funding from JISC, is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth in a series of Digital Preservation Case Notes.  The Case Notes offer straightforward examples of organisations and individuals tackling the digital preservation challenges that come from mass digitization.  The latest describes the Archival Sound Recordings (2) project from the British Library.  It discusses the benefits that accrue to preservation when content and metadata are wrapped together - and a technology called METS which can help to achieve that.

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DPC Digital Preservation Award and ICON Conservation Awards deadline for applications approaches

Added on 20 July 2010

The DPC Digital Preservation Award 2010 and ICON Conservation Awards deadline approaches - noon 30th July 2010.

The Digital Preservation Award celebrates the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. It is one of a set of awards which are collectively called the Conservation Awards.  The Conservation Awards began in 1993 and their presentation is co-ordinated by a working party of the Institute for Conservation (Icon). There are five awards in total. The Digital Preservation Award has been run three times (2004, 2005 and 2007) Although based on the high level criteria of the Conservation Awards, the size of the community and the nature of the work it recognises means that the Digital Preservation Award is is distinctive in how it implements the criteria and eligibility.

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