CoreTrustSeal Certification Launched

Added on 11 September 2017

The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new certification organization: CoreTrustSeal.

The CoreTrustSeal Board offers all interested data repositories a core-level certification based on the DSA–WDS Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements catalogue and procedures. CoreTrustSeal Data Repository certification replaces the DSA certification and the WDS certification of Regular Members.

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Call for submissions: American Institute for Conservation, Electronic Media Group specialty session, Houston 2018

Added on 8 September 2017

Call for submissions for the specialty session of the Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation, Houston 2018

The Electronic Media Group (EMG) of the American Institute for Conservation seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 46th Annual Meeting, held in Houston, TX, USA,  May 29–June 2, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Houston. Abstracts are due on September 15th, 2017

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Save the date: 15 November 2017, 'Engaging Researchers in Good Data Management'

Added on 4 September 2017

Save the Date for this one-day conference sharing fresh ideas and good practices for creating and promoting effective RDM practices, at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK.

Is it possible to achieve better management and universal sharing of the world’s data through mandates alone? Policy change and other top-down approaches are important, but many advocates are also driving change through engaging with researchers directly. This one-day conference featuring workshops, talks and demonstrations will address how advocates are finding increasing success in managing and providing greater access to research data.

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‘Save the Bits:’ DPC compiles list of Digitally Endangered Species

Added on 1 September 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is inviting nominations to a new a global list of the most ‘at risk’ Digitally Endangered Species. The list will be reviewed by an international panel of DPC members and will be published as its contribution to the first International Digital Preservation Day (IDPD17) on 30th November 2017.

Like the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, the DPC’s 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species will highlight the need for action to preserve high-value digital content that is critically endangered, whilst celebrating the great progress the digital preservation community has made to ensure our generation’s digital memory is accessible tomorrow.

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Vacancy for Director at Scottish Council on Archives

29 August 2017

Edinburgh, UK

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 (dependent on experience)


Vacancy for Research Fellow in Digital Archiving with University of Sussex

23 August 2017

Falmer, Brighton

starting at £28,936 and rising to £32,548 per annum pro rata


Vacancy for Archivist and Records Manager at Unilever

25 August 2017

Port Sunlight, UK

Up to £38,100 plus benefits


Lancaster University Library Joins the DPC

Added on 17 August 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition welcomes Lancaster University Library as its newest Associate Member this week.

Currently establishing its digital preservation policy specifically to look after the long-term preservation of research outcomes, the Library’s key aim is to ensure that future generations can benefit from the scholarly digital outputs created by the world-class research and teaching undertaken at Lancaster University. One of the Jisc RDSS pilot institutions, Lancaster University brings extensive experience of working with shared services, interoperability between systems and applying this expertise to digital preservation.

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