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Monday, 07 October 2013 10:05
The DPC Leadership Programme is offering 3 full-funded scholarships so that members can attend the 'First Steps Towards Digital Preservation' course in Cologne, 23-5th October. The deadline for applications is 1200 on 11th October. For more information see the announcement giving details of the scholarships and how to apply.
What's New - Issue 54, October 2013
In this issue:
- What's On - Forthcoming events from October 2013 onwards
- What's New - New reports and initiatives
- What's What - A look at the year ahead for the DPC, Sarah Norris, DPC
- Who's Who - 60 Second Interview with Tom Ensom, UKDA
- DPC at iPRES 2013 - A report on iPRES 2013 from the DPC staff
- Who's Hiring - the digital preservation small ads
- Your View? - Comments and views from readers
What's New is a joint publication of the DPC and DCC
Vacancy at Glasgow University: Senior Lecturer
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Information Studies
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: 47,314 - 53,233 GBP
Closing Date: 20th October 2013
The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute at the University of Glasgow is building on its innovative research and teaching program in information management and data curation. We seek a creative, forward-thinking leader to join our team and work collectively to catalyze this growth.
The individual will have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching and be excited by and able to thrive in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment. Recently designated one of only four iSchools in the UK, the post holder will work to establish links with other iSchools in the UK and internationally.
Scholars from all areas of library and information science, information management, digital humanities and related fields are welcomed. Specializations of particular interest include the following with an emphasis on curation, management and reuse of data in the context of institutional settings such as cultural heritage organizations, museums, libraries and archives.
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 09:07
The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer four fully-funded scholarships to attend the award winning Digital Preservation Training Programme at the University of London Union, London, 25th–27th November 2013.
Attendance at the Digital Preservation Training Programme costs £700 per person (excluding VAT). However DPC scholarships 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 eleventh 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 fifty one scholarships to attend this course.
Other scholarships currently available from the DPC include:
- First Steps towards Digital Preservation with GESIS in Cologne (23-5 October)
- How to set up and Run A Data Service with the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex (28-9 November)
For details of all of these programmes see: http://www.dpconline.org/training/leadership-programme
Vacancy at the Open Planets Foundation: Executive Director
Executive DirectorLocation: negotiable
Salary: from £45,000 pa
Job type: Full time, permanent
Closing date: 21 October 2013
The Open Planets Foundation is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will ideally be in post from December 2013.
- To develop and enhance the membership of the OPF and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation
- To promote and advocate open digital preservation solutions and services
- To provide leadership and management of OPF staff and to run the organisation responsibly and accountably
The full job description and requirements are detailed on the OPF website: http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/community/job-opportunities.
E-Journals Preservation 'Summit', 30th October: Registration Opens
Registration has now opened for the DPC's e-Journals 'summit' and webinar Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for E-Journals in London on Wednesday 30th October.
Perhaps the most advanced part of the digital preservation community, the e-journal community has growing experience in fixing technical challenges and is supported by a well-developed - if complicated and at times dysfunctional - value chain that connects authors, publishers, sellers, purchasers and consumers. A range of service providers and tools secure this supply chain with a blend of services that offer (or purport to offer) digital preservation, and continuity of access. This is because libraries were historically a mix of 'access libraries' and 'holding libraries': but now hardly any library that provides e-connections for their clientele also holds the equivalent e-collection. They either entrust that stewardship to others or engage collaboratively to do so between with partners.
This half day seminar will introduce and examine latest developments in the preservation of e-journal content, and explore the extent to which the e-Journal community has genuinely solved the 'trust question' for digital preservation services. This topic of e-Journals should, therefore, be of interest anyone considering the viability and requirements of third party services in digital preservation.
The DPC has recently completed the latest in its Technology Watch Report series, ‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’ written by Neil Beagrie. This report explores these issues and makes a series of specific recommendations for libraries, publishers, archivists and service providers active in this space. The report is now available as a preview to DPC members and will be launched at the seminar.
Parts of this event will also be available as a webinar for members who are not able to attend in person. In person or online, places are limited and we recommend early registration.
Register online at: http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/67-eJournals-Oct-2013?xref=73
Vacancy at the National Library of New Zealand: Digital Preservation Manager
Digital Preservation Manager
Location: Wellington new Zealand
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 1700, Friday 18th October
The National Library of New Zealand is looking for an experienced Digital Preservation Manager to lead its digital preservation programme. You will be responsible for the operational management of the Library's digital preservation programme. This is a formative role in the context of developing a long term digital preservation programme for the ongoing safekeeping of the Library's digital collections and New Zealand's digital patrimony.
You will lead a team of 6 staff within the Preservation Research & Consultancy team and be responsible for:
- championing digital preservation issues in the Department as well as nationally and internationally.
- contributing to the development of the strategic direction of the National Library with particular emphasis on the Library's digital collection building, preservation and access roles.
- working closely with digital preservation teams in the National Library and Archives New Zealand, with related teams within the department and with vendors responsible for infrastructure (hardware and software), storage and systems.
You will have substantial practical experience with digital preservation (with particular emphasis on digital collections in libraries, museums, archives or special collections). You will be an experienced people manager and ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in information technology, computer science or information science or its equivalent.
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 18 October 2013 For more information please contact: Steve Knight (Programme Director Preservation Research) National Library of New Zealand steve.knight_at_dia.govt.nz
For more details see:
- Advertisement: https://www.bfound.net/Company/164-20130926094442.pdf
- Job description: To review the full job description, please click here <https://www.bfound.net/Company/164-20130926094442.pdf>
Registration now open for 'Digital Preservation Without Tears' a DPC and OPF mashup: 6-8th November 2013, York Science Park
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Open Planets Foundation (OPF) invite members and guests to a hack-a-thon and writing sprint for Digital Preservation.
For several years, OPF and DPC have been working together to foster the capacity for digital preservation among our members, whether in the form of practical tools, organisational policy or applied skills. This no-nonsense approach has taken explicit form in the Jisc-funded SPRUCE project co-ordinated by Paul Wheatley at the University of Leeds. The SPRUCE project is nearing its completion but the need for co-ordinated action remains: so the DPC and OPF have recently committed to sponsoring at least one joint practical event each year.
The ‘Digital Preservation Without Tears’ Mash-up will appeal to collection owners and developers. The programme offers two connected strands – a hack and a sprint.
- In the hack, developers will have two days to develop, test and enhance practical tools for digital preservation. Collection owners will be invited to bring problem elements of their digital collections for analysis using the latest digital forensic and characterisation tools. This will help the collection owners develop practical workflows for management and preservation while helping developers spot and refine solutions that will enable better tools.
- In the sprint, collection owners will examine current thinking on digital preservation policy and planning in their organisations. Collections owners will present their own digital preservation policies and will be invited to assess these against each other and against emerging good practice, providing a managed environment for policy development and peer review. Collection owners will then be invited to pool their wisdom to create a Digital Preservation Policy Building Toolkit that can be shared.
This mashup will:
- Provide a forum for practical problem solving for analysis of digital collections
- Provide a forum for discussion, review and development of digital preservation policy
- Bring together developers and collection owners from across the DPC and OPF to address shared challenges
- Extend and enhance the corpus of digital preservation tools
- Deliver a simple beginners’ guide for the development of digital preservation policies
Places are limited and we recommend early registration.
DPC and OPF Members have access to priority registration online:
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:30
In September the DPC Board examined the prospects for DPC and its members to be engaged with the EC's Horizon 2020 programme. Discussion included the likely themes and the timeframe for relevant calls, how the DPC might respond to these, and the ways in which DPC can support members interested in applying for grants.
The briefing that supported this discussion is now also available to members through the private area of the DPC website (username and password required).
- Login to DPC website
- Board Paper DPC0913H - Horizon 2020 and the DPC: an Update
- New User? Register here first
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 13:35
As trailed to members in August, the Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully-funded scholarships to attend the First Steps Towards Digital Preservation at GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, 23rd – 25th October 2013.
The workshop – which is taught in English – is intended as a primer in digital preservation. It introduces central concepts of digital preservation, providing participants with a common terminology to understand preservation and dissemination workflows. The workshop will have a strong focus on organizational rather than technical issues.
Attendance at First Steps in Digital Preservation normally costs 180 Euro 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.
- To apply for one of the scholarships see:http://www.dpconline.org/component/docman/doc_download/914-gesisscholarshipoctober2013
- For more information about the course see: http://www.gesis.org/en/events/gesis-workshops/digital-preservation-okt2013/
- For more information about the DPC Leadership Programme see: http://www.dpconline.org/training/leadership-programme
- New ‘Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals’ Technology Watch Report released to DPC members
- e-Journals 'Summit' 30th October: Registration Now Open
- e-Journals 'Summit' and Webinar 30th October: Priority Registration Now Open for Members
- Comments sought on 2nd edition of Technology Watch Report 'Introducing OAIS' by Brian Lavoie
- Additional Date for Getting Started in Digital Preservation: Dublin, 1st November
- Archiving the Digital: Challenges in Preserving Design Records: RIBA, London 17-18th October
- Vacancy at the Parliamentary Archives: Senior Digital Archivist
- Informal notes for iPres Conference released
- iPres 2013 Best Paper Award goes to TIMBUS
- 4C Project Wins Best Poster Award at iPRES 2013
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