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University of Liverpool becomes the DPC’s latest Associate Member

Added on 12 January 2018

The University of Liverpool has become the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition as Associate Member this week.

Currently exploring digital preservation best practice, the University’s interest in digital preservation is concentrated around the Libraries, Museums, Galleries and Records Management functions which hold institutional records, research articles and theses, research data, born digital archives and archival items in a large range of electronic formats.

A working group from the Library and Computing Services at the University is currently focused on the development of improved workflows and infrastructure to ingest ‘born digital’ material within its institutional and deposited archive collections, and to convert and manage archival material in a range of electronic formats to ensure access in perpetuity.

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Looking to the future: Introducing a New Strategic Plan, Chair and Structure for the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 5 January 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the start to 2018 by launching its new Strategic Plan for 2018-22 this week.

Refreshed and updated to reflect an emerging and evolving set of digital preservation challenges, the plan entitled ‘A Secure Digital Legacy’ sets out a mission to support the delivery of resilient long-term access to digital content and services.

“In the context of a diverse and growing Coalition, set against a changing landscape for digital preservation, our new strategic plan identifies how to articulate and realize the benefits that accrue from robust and accessible digital assets,” explains William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC. “This new plan establishes how we will continue to help our members derive enduring value from their digital assets whilst simultaneously raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges we now all face.”

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Vacancy at the Parliamentary Archives, London: Digital Archivist

21 January 2018

London, UK

£30,150 per annum

Full-Time

Vacancy for Applications Developer (OASIS) at the Archaeology Data Service

7 January 2018

York, UK

£31,604-£38,832 per year

Fixed Term

Chester Beatty joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 1 January 2018

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome Chester Beatty in Dublin as Associate member.

Chester Beatty has been described as the finest collection of manuscripts and books assembled by a private collector in the 20th century. It includes representative samples of the world’s heritage (artistic, religious and secular) from about 2700 BC to the present century.

The museum is beginning a major in-house digitisation programme with the long term goal of digitising the entirety of its collections. This growing body of digital assets will be recognised as a valuable part of Chester Beatty’s organisational holdings and will need to be managed as such.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (Office Closed 20th December - 2nd January)

Added on 18 December 2017

 

The DPC would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all its members and friends, and thank you for your tremendous support throughout 2017.  I think it's safe to say it's been one  our busiest years yet, with highlights including a win at the IRMS Awards for the Digital Preservation Handbook, the first International Digital Preservation Day and the launch of the 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species... not to mention a huge influx of new members and Commercial Supporters. Welcome to you all!

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Our office will be closed from 5pm (UK time) on Tuesday 19th December and we'll be open again on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  During that period we will only be checking email intermittently.  

We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year and everything that 2018 will bring!

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Vacancy for Library Software Developer at the University of Edinburgh

8 January 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

£27,285 to £31,604 per annum

Fixed Term


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