[dcc-associates] DPC awards 8 scholarships to attend Digital Preservation Training Programme

2011-11-07 Thread William Kilbride
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has awarded eight scholarships so that 
members can attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) in London 
in November.



'Training budgets are under a lot of pressure just now, but the need for skills 
in digital preservation continues to grow', explained William Kilbride of the 
DPC. 'We decided we would try to increase the number of scholarships this year 
because they have been very popular.  This is the largest number we've so far 
funded through DPTP.  We're delighted to be able to support our members in this 
way.'



The following applicants were selected:

* Hugh Campbell of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

* Anna Collins of Cambridge University Library

* Ruth Frendo of the Archives and Records Association

* Nick Hodder of The National Archives

* Paul James of the National Library of Wales

* Kirnn Kaur of the British Library

* Emily Nimmo of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical 
Monuments of Scotland

* Kate O'Brien of the Centre for E-Research at King's College London



Applicants were judged against three main criteria: the role that DPTP would 
play in career development; the benefits to a DPC member organisation from 
attendance; and the extent to which the applicant's job profile within the 
organisation pertains to digital preservation. Applications were open to DPC 
members and associates and reviewed by a small committee of the DPC and ULCC 
who teach the course.



'Best practice in digital preservation has developed considerably in the last 
few years but the need for dissemination has been a constant,' explained 
Richard Ovenden, Assistant Director of the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford 
University as well as Chair of the DPC. 'The DPC's Leadership Programme brings 
direct benefit to the recipients who will be able to bring latest thinking back 
to their own institutions. Moreover, because DPC guarantees a large number of 
places on the course it reduces the risks associated with running the course 
and that's good news for all the participants, whether we support them or not.'



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 in collaboration with the 
DPC.



This is the sixth time the DPC Leadership programme has supported DPTP in this 
way and it has now offered 32 scholarships so that members can attend the 
course.



The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a not-for profit membership 
organisation whose primary objective is to raise awareness of the importance of 
the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and 
technological issues. It acts as an enabling and agenda-setting body within the 
digital preservation world and works to meet this objective through a number of 
high level goals. Its vision is to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow.



The next DPTP will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, off 
Russell Square, London from the 14th - 16th November 2011.



For more information on the DPC see: http://www.dpconline.org/ and for more on 
the Digital Preservation Training Programme see: http://www.dptp.org/


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Executive Director
Digital Preservation Coalition

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[dcc-associates] FW: SCAPE Project: Request for examples of working and best practice documentation

2011-11-07 Thread Joy Davidson



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SCAPE Project: Request for examples of working and best practice documentation

The OPF is a consortium member of the SCAPE (Scalable Preservation 
Environments) project, co-funded by the EU. 
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The project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three 
ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; 
by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows 
and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning 
and watch system. These concrete project results will be validated within three 
large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas: Digital Repositories from 
the library community, Web Content from the web archiving community, and 
Research Data Sets from the scientific community. Each Testbed has been 
selected because it highlights unique challenges.

One of the work-packages in which the OPF is participating is undertaking a 
task to carry out a survey of working and existing best practices documentation.

1. We are currently collecting examples of institutional guidelines, reports 
and documentation of working and best practice on Repository Migration.

If your institution has experience in, or if you aware of existing literature 
in this area, we would be very grateful if you would be willing to send us 
examples of documentation for our survey. The examples will be used to write a 
report on working and best practices to which we will add SCAPE experience. Any 
examples that we cite in the reports will be anonymised.

2. We are also collecting examples of institutional guidelines, reports and 
documentation of working and best practice on the Preservation of Scientific 
Datasets.

As above, if your institution has experience in, or if you aware of existing 
literature in either of these areas, we would be very grateful if you would be 
willing to send us examples of documentation for our surveyand report.

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with the topic of your examples in the subject.

Thank you,

Kind Regards,

Rebecca McGuinness
Membership and Communications Manager
Open Planets Foundation



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[dcc-associates] 7th International Digital Curation Conference, Cardiff, 5-8 December 2011 - registration now open

2011-11-07 Thread Diana Sisu


7th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)
Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol UK, 5-8 December 2011


The Digital Curation Centre are pleased to invite you to IDCC 2011.

IDCC brings together specialists in the field of digital curation, those 
who create, curate, manage and use information as well as those who 
research and teach curation processes.


To register, please go to:

http://asp.artegis.com/idcc11

Early bird discount applies before 15 November.

The programme consists of lectures and practical workshops.

Lectures take place over 2 days, 6-7 December, and include keynote talks by:
- Ewan McIntosh, CEO NoTosh;
- Professor Philip E Bourne, Department of Pharmacology, University of 
California San Diego and Editor-in-Chief PLoS Computational Biologyand;
- Natasa Milic-Frayling, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research 
Cambridge (MSRC).


For the full programme of talks visit:

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc11/programme

Workshops are held on the 5h and 8th of December. These are in-depth 
discussions of a particular area of expertise. There are 9 interesting 
topics to choose from. Many of the sessions are free of charge and all 
are oversubscribed - register now to avoid disappointment:


http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc11/workshops

Diana Sisu
--
Customer Relationship Manager
Digital Curation Centre
Appleton Tower
11 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9LE

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6988

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


[dcc-associates] 7th International Digital Curation Conference, Bristol, 5-8 December 2011 - registration now open

2011-11-07 Thread Diana Sisu

Dear all

Correction to my previous annuoncement: IDCC11 is going to be held in 
Bristol. Apologies for the confusion.




7th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)
Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol UK, 5-8 December 2011


The Digital Curation Centre are pleased to invite you to IDCC 2011.

IDCC brings together specialists in the field of digital curation, those 
who create, curate, manage and use information as well as those who 
research and teach curation processes.


To register, please go to:

http://asp.artegis.com/idcc11

Early bird discount applies before 15 November.

The programme consists of lectures and practical workshops.

Lectures take place over 2 days, 6-7 December, and include keynote talks by:
- Ewan McIntosh, CEO NoTosh;
- Professor Philip E Bourne, Department of Pharmacology, University of 
California San Diego and Editor-in-Chief PLoS Computational Biologyand;
- Natasa Milic-Frayling, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research 
Cambridge (MSRC).


For the full programme of talks visit:

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc11/programme

Workshops are held on the 5h and 8th of December. These are in-depth 
discussions of a particular area of expertise. There are 9 interesting 
topics to choose from. Many of the sessions are free of charge and all 
are oversubscribed - register now to avoid disappointment:


http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc11/workshops

Diana Sisu
--
Customer Relationship Manager
Digital Curation Centre
Appleton Tower
11 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9LE

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6988

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


[dcc-associates] Daily number of virtual visitors

2011-11-07 Thread Schuster, Stephan
Dear Colleague,

I would like to ask you for your help:

The adidas firm archive is currently working on an online project. It would be 
a great help if you could tell us the daily number of virtual visitors (page 
views and unique visitors) for your online museum or online archive platform. 
So we could get another important clue for our future planning for our online 
project.

Thank you for your help and your time!

Kind regards
Stephan Schuster


Stephan Schuster

Project Manager Virtual Archive - History Management

adidas AG | World of Sports | Adi Dassler Straße 1
91074 Herzogenaurach | Germany

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[dcc-associates] Announcement for 2012 DPM Workshop

2011-11-07 Thread Anne Cox
 ** Apologies for Cross-posting - and please share widely **

Call for Applications
We are very pleased that our colleagues at the University of Miami will
host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop this January, in
Coral Gables, Florida. The Application Form will be available on November
8th, 2011 at 1:00pm ET at http://www.regonline.com/dpmwmiami2012

Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems
Location: Miami, Florida, USA
Dates: January 8-13, 2012
Tuition: USD $ 950.00 (includes daily lunch and one group dinner)

Who Should Attend?
The intended audience for the workshop series is managers at organizations
of all kinds who are or will be responsible for managing digital content
over time. The workshop begins on Sunday evening with an opening session,
continues Monday -Thursday 9am - 5pm, and concludes on Friday at noon.

Additional information about the workshop structure, content, and
instructors is available at:
http://dpworkshop.org/workshops/fiveday.html.

Instructors
Nancy McGovern is the lead instructor for the workshop and will be joined
by topical instructors.

Application for Registration
Workshop applications are reviewed before a formal acceptance and
registration for the workshop may occur – a two-step process. The
application system will be available at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
and will remain open until the workshop is full (24 participants). We have
already had a very high level of interest in the workshop and encourage
early application. Apply online at: http://www.regonline.com/dpmwmiami2012

Please Note: Applicants will be notified within five (5) business days if
they are accepted to register for the January Miami, FL workshop. Until
then, the applicant status will be ‘pending’. Persons accepted to register
will be able to do so at the end of November when the registration and
tuition payment system will be made available.

About the Workshop
The Digital Preservation Management Workshops, a series presented since
2003, incorporate community standards and exemplars of good practice to
provide practical guidance for developing effective digital preservation
programs. The workshops were initially developed at Cornell University
beginning in 2003 under the direction of Anne Kenney and Nancy McGovern.
Since 2006, McGovern has continued curricular development and directing the
workshop from ICPSR at the University of Michigan. This has included
development of Special Topic advanced workshops and a Train-the-Trainer
program. Through 2010, the workshop series was developed with funding from
the National Endowment for the Humanities.

If you have questions, please contact us at: digital-preservation @
icpsr.umich.edu
Nancy Y McGovern
Director, Digital Preservation Management workshops
http://www.dpworkshop.org


[dcc-associates] Manchester and Elsevier team up on text-mining tool

2011-11-07 Thread Joy Davidson
This press release may be of interest to list members. 

University enters collaboration to develop text mining applications
07 Nov 2011
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=7627

The University of Manchester has joined forces with Elsevier, a leading 
provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and 
services, to develop new applications for text mining, a crucial research tool.

The primary goal of text mining is to extract new information such as named 
entities, relations hidden in text and to enable scientists to systematically 
and efficiently discover, collect, interpret and curate knowledge required for 
research.

The collaborative team will develop applications for SciVerse Applications, 
which provides opportunities for researchers to collaborate with developers in 
creating and promoting new applications that improve research workflows.

The University's National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), the first 
publicly-funded text mining centre in the world, will work with Elsevier's 
Application Marketplace and Developer Network team on the project. 

Text mining extracts semantic metadata such as terms, relationships and events, 
which enable more pertinent search. NaCTeM provides a number of text mining 
services, tools and resources for leading corporations and government agencies 
that enhance search and discovery.

Sophia Ananiadou, Professor in the University's School of Computer Science and 
Director of the National Centre for Text Mining, said: Text mining supports 
new knowledge discovery and hypothesis generation. 

Elsevier's SciVerse platform will enable access to sophisticated text mining 
techniques and content that can deliver more pertinent, focused search results.

NaCTeM has developed a number of innovative, semantic-based and time-saving 
text mining tools for various organizations, said Rafael Sidi, Vice President 
Product Management, Applications Marketplace and Developer Network, Elsevier. 

We are excited to work with the NaCTeM team to bring this expertise to the 
research community.

Notes for editors
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical 
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the 
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, and 
close to 20,000 book titles. A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, 
Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. 

NaCTeM is the first publicly funded, text mining centre in the world providing 
resources, tools and services to academia and industry. NaCTeM collaborates 
with both academia and industry, nationally and internationally. 

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, a member of the Russell Group, is the most 
popular university in the UK. It has 22 academic schools and hundreds of 
specialist research groups undertaking pioneering multi-disciplinary teaching 
and research of worldwide significance.

According to the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, The 
University of Manchester is now one of the country's major research 
universities, rated third in the UK in terms of 'research power'. The 
University had an annual income of £788 million in 2009/10.

For media enquiries please contact:

Daniel Cochlin
Media Relations Officer
The University of Manchester
0161 275 8387
daniel.coch...@manchester.ac.uk

*
Joy Davidson
DCC Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
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