Digital Preservation Awards 2018: Don’t miss out, submit nominations by 30th July

Added on 20 June 2018

With just over a month left to submit your nominations, do not miss your opportunity for recognition at the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to securing our digital legacy.

Send your Digital Preservation Awards nominations by 09:00 am (BST) on Monday 30th July to be in with a chance of being named the best in your field of expertise.

Entry to the Digital Preservation Awards is free and open to all, apply now!

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Vacancy for Senior Software Developer at the UK Data Archive

1 July 2018

Colchester, UK

£32,548 - £38,832 p/a

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Research Data Librarian at LSE Library

25 June 2018

London, UK

£34,736 to £42,019


DPC Publishes 'Inclusion and Diversity Policy'

Added on 11 June 2018

The DPC Community is guided by the values set out in the organisation's Strategic Plan and aims to be respectful, welcoming, inclusive and transparent. It encourages diversity in all its forms and is committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation. With this in mind the DPC has now published its Inclusion and Diversity Policy, setting out clear commitments to supporting the healthy growth of the digital preservation community as a place where all are welcome and invited to contribute.

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Draft Outline for Preserving Email (2nd Edition) now available for comment (DPC Member Login Required)

Added on 11 June 2018

Preserving email: how hard could it be? Following on from a DPC Briefing Day in January 2018, Christopher Prom, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and co-chair of the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives, will be updating his popular DPC Technology Watch Report Preserving Email. The Draft Outline for this second edition, which gives an overview of the updated report and an indication of new material, is now available for DPC Members to review. Any feedback or comments are welcome until Friday 22 June, please send to sara [dot] thomson [at] dpconline [dot] org.

DPC Members please login to register.

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Reliable, Robust and Resilient: DPC supports Digital Infrastructure Project for Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Added on 8 June 2018

In a 2-year partnership starting in August 2018 the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has begun a new project which will establish a programme of work for digital preservation at the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) in the UK, enabling also a significant expansion of the DPC’s capacity to deliver for members.

The NDA has been charged by the UK and Scottish Governments with the complicated task of decommissioning and cleaning the seventeen principal nuclear energy plants in the UK, a task accurately described as the largest and most important environmental restoration programme in Europe.  The extended life cycle of the programme, set alongside robust commitments to security, integrity and safety, means the NDA approaches its work with a profound commitment to long-term information management, ensuring the right information is available to the right people in a format they can use and with the confidence that it can be trusted.  Therefore, amongst its many challenges, the NDA is by default required to become a trusted leader for information management and digital preservation.

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Vacancy for Digital Archivist at Historic Environment Scotland

20 June 2018

Edinburgh and the Lothians

£23,400 - £29,310


Traineeship in Archives and Records Management at European Central Bank

21 June 2018

Frankfurt, Germany

€1,050 / month + accommodation

Fixed Term

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