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Sunday, 02 September 2012 00:00
The DPC, with assistance of Charles Beagrie Associates, is delighted to announce that the outline of the 2nd edition of the popular technology Watch Report 'Preservation Metadata' has now been released to members. This report will provide a guide to current developments, practical and emerging issues which organisations are facing in Preservation Metadata. The first edition of this report was published by the DPC in 2005 and although it remains very popular, the topic has changed considerably. The report is intended for general publication by March 2013 but will be available as a preview to DPC members before that.
Vacancy at Archives New Zealand: Digital Preservation Analyst
Digital Preservation Analyst
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Salary: NZ$81,051 - NZ$109,658
Closing Date: 7th September 2012 (New Zealand Standard Time)
- Key opportunity to mix technical capability with policy and research
- Leading-edge all-of-government programme
Archives New Zealand has a statutory responsibility for the long term storage, preservation and accessibility of digital records. The Government Digital Archive Programme will transform the way Archives conducts its business, allowing large-scale transfers of digital records and preserving them over the long-term.
You will be tasked with providing business-focused digital preservation strategies for material held within the digital archive and specialist advice in relation to formats and metadata. You will work with others to research and resolve complex technical issues related to the digital archive, such as format variations, validation and enrichment processes, and preservation risks. You'll also be involved in the development of Digital Preservation policy, both within Archives and with our collaborative partners, and can expect to be working on a variety of research projects related to the Digital Archive and preservation. You will work closely with a team which includes analysts, archivists and ingest technicians, and with business staff managing transfers, restrictions and access. This is a busy role in an active programme of work. You'll need excellent communication skills, be an adaptable team player, have previous experience in digital preservation, and a related degree. In return, you'll get to work on an exciting, All-of-Government digital preservation project, that will change the way New Zealanders interact with Government records.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:46
The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer three fully funded scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, 2nd – 3rd October 2012.
The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It provides the skills and knowledge necessary for institutions to combine organisational and technological perspectives and devise an appropriate response to the challenges that digital preservation needs present. DPTP is operated and organised by the University of London Computer Centre with contributions from invited experts. It is supported by the Digital Preservation Coalition which originally helped to establish the course in 2005. This course is slightly compressed from previous iterations. Attendance at the Digital Preservation Training Programme costs €530 per person (excluding VAT). However, the Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer three full scholarships which meet the costs of the course. Applications are welcomed from DPC members and associates. The scholarship covers all tuition fees, course materials, access to online resources, lunch and refreshments. Travel, accommodation and subsistence are not funded.
This is the eighth time the DPC has offered scholarships to attend the course. Successful applicants will be asked to help promote the course and the work of the coalition. The DPC has supported a total of thirty five scholarships to attend this course.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:51
In March 2012 the DPC Leadership Programme awarded a scholarship to Matthew Herring of Information Directorate of the University of York so that he could attend the Digital Futures Academy in London. In this short interview he notes that, although much of his work on the university's repository is technical in nature, it is ultimately all to do with people.
Monday, 13 August 2012 09:48
The DPC and the UK Data Archive are delighted to announce that the DPC is once again offering scholarships so that members can attend the annual 'How to set up and run a data service' training event in Colchester in November.
‘How to set up and run a data service: the challenges of social science data’ is a once-a-year opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn first-hand from specialists at the UK Data Archive. Over one and a half days, participants will learn about the strategies and practices used in the Archive's daily work, with a focus on storing and sharing social science data, including microdata, aggregate, qualitative and historical data. The UK Data Archive has over 40 years of experience in selecting, ingesting, curating and providing access to data.
Attendance at the How to Set up and Run a Data Service normally costs 250GBP per person. However, the Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully funded scholarships which meet the costs of the course. Applications are welcomed from DPC members and associates. The scholarship covers all tuition fees, course materials, access to online resources, lunch and refreshments. Travel, accommodation and subsistence are not funded.
- Click here for more details of the DPC Leadership Programme including how to apply for these scholarships
- Click here for more details of the course and the curriculum
Vacancy at Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology: Fully-Funded Training Placement
Fully Funded Training Placement
Location: University of York, King's Manor, York
Position Type: Full-time,Fixed term till Feb 2015
Closing date: 24/08/2012
Applications are invited for a highly motivated individual to take up a training placement funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the IfA Workplace Learning Bursary scheme.
The training to be provided is in Digital Archaeology focussing on digital preservation, data management and web publication skills. The placement will be jointly hosted by The Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology, and will be based at their offices in the King’s Manor, York.
This position is aimed at someone who is at an early stage of their archaeological career, either as a graduate or an archaeologist working in the commercial or public sector, or an established archaeologist who wishes to develop new skills. It is expected that the post-holder will use their experience in order to pursue a career in this field, or to apply ICT skills in their existing employment.
The position is available for 12 months from October 2012
Monday, 06 August 2012 15:24
The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. It was first awarded in 2004 as one of the Conservation Awards and it has been presented on four occasions (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010). 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the DPC. To mark this occasion, and in recognition of the increasing diversity of digital preservation research and activity, DPC will offer four separate prizes in 2012
- DPC Decennial Award for an outstanding contribution to digital preservation
- DPC Award for Research and Development in Digital Preservation
- DPC Award for Teaching and Communicating Digital Preservation
- DPC / OPF Digital Preservation Challenge
This is the Final Call for nominations which are due for submission by 1200 on Friday 17th August. The judging panel is now also able to confirm the following dates associated with the awards which prospective applicants may wish to put in their diaries:
- Monday 6th August - Final Call for nominations
- Friday 17th August - Nominations Close
- Monday 8th October - Shortlist Announced, Palace of Westminster, London
- Tuesday 13th November - Shortlisted Candidates present to Judging Panel, London
- Monday 3rd December - Winner announced, Wellcome Trust, London
For more information including an application pack, see the Digital Preservation Awards online at: http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/awards
Details will follow of the Digital Preservation Challenge.
Monday, 06 August 2012 09:57
In March 2012 the DPC Leadership Programme awarded a scholarship to Huw Jones of Cambridge University Library so that he could attend the Digital Futures Academy in London. In this short interview he reflects on how digital preservation and metadata relate to each other.
What's New - Issue 48, August 2012
In this issue:
- What's On - Forthcoming events from August 2012 onwards
- What's New - New reports and initiatives since the last issue
- What's What - Happy New Year?, William Kilbride, DPC
- Who's Who - Sixty second interview with Eleanor Burgess, Royal Museums Greenwich
- Feature - Accessing ceased or cancelled content with LOCKSS, Adam Rusbridge, UK LOCKSS Alliance, University of Edinburgh
- Your View? - Comments and views from readers
What's New is a joint publication of the DPC and DCC
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:00
The Digital Preservation Coalition has today launched its prospectus for the year 2012-2013.
'The Prospectus outlines our range of activities in the next twelve months', explained William Kilbride of the DPC. 'Our events and publications are designed to meet the needs of our members, so they have seen this document in a variety of forms in the last couple of months and have helped to shape it. It outlines a substantial and forward looking programme which will be of wide interest, all designed to help meet the wide strategic aim of ensuring that our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. The DPC is owned by its members who have priority access to events and publications: so we expect this will be a great year for our members and it's a very good time to consider joining.'
The DPC Prospectus 2012-13 is online at: http://www.dpconline.org/component/docman/doc_download/779-dpcprospectus2012-13
- Short Interview with Ian Savage, English Heritage
- King's College London / Wellcome Trust Survey on Digital Collections
- Links That Last : presentations now online
- Cultural Heritage Online - Trusted Digital Repositories & Trusted Professionals, Florence, 11-12 December 2012
- Vacancy at British Library: Digital Preservation Software Engineer
- Vacancy at Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington New Zealand: Assistant Digital Archivist
- Second call for Nominations: Digital Preservation Awards 2012
- Louise Lawson (Tate) on the DPC Leadership Programme
- Outline of new report 'Preserving Computer-Aided Design' released
- DPC and Workforce Development: New Video Released
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