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DPC launches Rapid Assessment Model (DPC RAM)

Added on 19 September 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition has launched its new maturity model, the DPC Rapid Assessment Model, at iPRES2019 in Amsterdam this week.

Designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability, the DPC RAM is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool which aims to be applicable for organizations of any size in any sector, and for all content of long-term value. Developed in conjunction with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK, and based on existing good practice, it is preservation strategy and solution agnostic, simple to understand and quick to apply.

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DPC wins Best Poster Award at iPres2019 for Executive Guide on Digital Preservation

Added on 19 September 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has been presented with the Jury's award for Best Poster at the international conference on digital preservation (iPRES 2019), in Amsterdam.

The winning poster presents the Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, a resource which provides practitioners with a combination of generic and specific messages and motivators designed to communicate with senior executives, legislators and budget holders, as well as decision and policy makers with a view to embedding the value of digital preservation at the core of every organization.

Sponsored by Data and Archiving Networked Services (DANS) and presented by their Deputy Director, Ingrid Dillo, the award recognizes the clear design, quality and creativity of the poster, and its supporting video.

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Vacancy for Digital Photographer at The Chester Beatty

2 October 2019

Dublin

€32,886 p/a

Fixed Term

At-Risk Digital Materials: Share your World Digital Preservation Day on 7th November 2019

Added on 12 September 2019

With World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2019) on 7th November just around the corner, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to contribute and prepare to share stories of their own 'digital preservation day!' 

Linked to the new edition of the BitList to be published on the day, this year the theme for World Digital Preservation Day will be ‘At-Risk Digital Materials.’

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UNHCR, CERN and Docuteam host Archivematica Camp, October 2019

Added on 11 September 2019

22nd - 24th October 2019 

Without the World Wide Web, there would be no Archivematica. And without CERN, there would be no World Wide Web. So it only seems fitting that Archivematica Camp is heading to the birthplace of the web in October 2019!

Inspired by similar events like Hydra Camp, Islandora Camp and Fedora Camp, Archivematica Camp is intended to provide a space for anyone interested in or currently using Archivematica to come together, learn about the platform from other users, and share their experiences.

A big thanks to CERN, Docuteam, and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for co-hosting this camp!

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Vacancy for Digital Preservation Data Specialist at the BFI

30 September 2019

Stephen Street or Berkhamsted, London

£23,433 to £27,690 p/a

Fixed Term

Vacancy for Data Specialist at the BFI

30 September 2019

Stephen Street or Berkhamsted, London

£23,433 to £27,690 p/a

Fixed Term

'Digital Photography: Create, Curate and Save' Event at the National Library of Ireland, 23rd September 2019

Added on 9 September 2019

Join the National Library of Ireland for an event exploring the need for preservation of digital photography.

Digital Photography: Create, Curate and Save, will be held, 10.00am - 12.30pm (BST), 23rd September 2019.

The fragility and danger of loss of digital photography is very immediate compared to the world of the tangible physical photograph. Unless we intervene proactively to encourage and raise awareness of the need for preservation of digital content in any form including photographs, we will face its loss. This will in turn affect our ability to tell the story of Ireland, not just in 100 years but in 10.

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Digital Preservation Coalition publishes its 2019-2020 Prospectus

Added on 6 September 2019

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to share its new program of activities for the coming year. The prospectus contains comprehensive plans for returning publications, webinars, specialist briefing days, as well as other new exciting activities and resources focused on a range of priority topics within digital preservation.

Identified by members through the latest DPC ‘Connecting the Bits’ online consultation, the activities respond to real and current issues experienced by the global digital preservation community, building the capability and skills to respond positively and effectively to emerging challenges. The new program is released in the context of the DPC’s international strategy and aims to be accessible to the DPC’s members and wider community, whatever their geographic location.

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TO THOSE BORN LATER: Invitation to join an Interactive Performance

Added on 6 September 2019

TTBL lead imageFuel and Uninvited Guests present: TO THOSE BORN LATER

A digital dark age is coming...

Soon hackers or a virus will corrupt our files and wipe our digital existence; all electronic records, digital photos, music playlists and personal messages gone.

The cloud and servers will fail and Google, Facebook, corporations and governments cannot guarantee our
data will survive.

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