[dcc-associates] DPC / Nestor sign co-operation agreement on digital preservation

2013-02-20 Thread William Kilbride
Digital Preservation Coalition and Nestor sign landmark co-operation agreement

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and nestor, the German competence 
centre in long-term archiving, are delighted to announce a new alliance which 
allows them to share resources and enables their members to work together for 
the preservation of digital objects.

'Nestor is a coalition of institutions in Germany, facilitated by the Deutsche 
Nationalbibliothek, with the goal of encouraging knowledge exchange and 
co-operation in of digital preservation,' explained Sabine Schrimpf of nestor.. 
'Our work is not restricted to the national level. The partners maintain close 
links with corresponding initiatives in other countries and are actively 
involved in European and international initiatives and projects.  We've always 
understood that collaboration is important for digital preservation, and 
because it is an international challenge it makes sense to work with partners 
around the world.  We have a lot in common with DPC and we recognise that we 
can be more effective when we work together.'

'We've been very impressed by the range and depth of work which nestor has 
undertaken over the years' said William Kilbride of the DPC, 'and we've 
collaborated in a variety of ways in the past.  But up till now this has tended 
to be on an ad hoc basis and it's really only been possible for our officers to 
work together.  The real strength of nestor and DPC are our members so this new 
alliance is designed so that our members can work together on a regular basis.  
DPC members will be invited to join nestor activities, while nestor members can 
participate in DPC briefings and have priority access to DPC reports and 
publications.'

('The DPC is a catalyst and advocate for digital preservation in the UK and 
Ireland', explained William Kilbride of the DPC. 'We exist to support our 
members in their shared goal of ensuring that our digital memory is accessible 
tomorrow.  This is a complicated mission which involves lots of sectors, so our 
40 members come from quite a diverse mix of sectors and interests. Our 
member-only briefing days are very popular and our technology watch reports are 
widely cited: but members also get a great deal out of the sorts of 
conversations and connections we are able to provide for them.')

By this new agreement, DPC members will be able to:

* access to details of nestor's annual program plans and receive 
regular updates on nestor activities

* access English language abstracts and summaries of nestor 
publications and nestor events

* observe and contribute to nestor planning activities and consultation 
on nestor's functional focus areas

* participate in nestor standards development and working groups

While nestor members will be able to:

* get priority access to reports commissioned by the DPC as well as 
papers from DPC Working Parties and Task Forces

* access the private DPC-DISCUSSION list which provides regular updates 
on the progress of the DPC and related developments

* attend DPC briefings and meetings

* become Observers at the DPC Annual General Meeting and DPC annual 
Planning Day

* and Vote in the Digital Preservation Award

Although DPC will continue to work in English and nestor will continue to work 
in German, nestor will undertake to disseminate DPC outputs to a German 
language audience and to provide English language abstracts of nestor events 
and publications

Nestor's activities include working groups on:

* Media/Film

* Cooperation  Networking

* Rights

* Preservation Planning

* Emulation

* Certification

* Terminology

* Cost

* Policies

* Reporting

* Web Archiving

* Research data

* Curriculum development

For more about nestor see: http://www.langzeitarchivierung.de/
For more about the DPC see: http://www.dpconline.org/

--
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[dcc-associates] DPC membership Information Services at University of Edinburgh

2013-02-18 Thread William Kilbride
The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the Information 
Services of the University of Edinburgh at the as its newest member.

The University of Edinburgh is a blend of an historic institution that has 
significant collections of diverse materials and a high-performing research 
intensive university'' explained John Scally, director of Library and 
Collections .  These present us with a changing array of digital preservation 
requirements - from the digitisation of physical collections to the influx of 
new digital data in volumes previously not seen, often with unknown 
preservation expectations. We have recently included digital preservation as a 
significant strategic theme in our forward plans and are joining the DPC to 
assist us in the framing of a plan to address this important area.

Richard Ovenden, chair of the Coalition, welcomed the University of Edinburgh 
to the DPC.  ''We are delighted that they have decided to join us.  Their 
membership will strengthen their work by giving them priority access to staff 
development, knowledge exchange and other leaders in the field. As well as 
seeking solutions, all our members bring expertise to the table: so this will 
strengthen the Coalition. The University of Edinburgh is our second new member 
since the start of 2013, a fact which underlines the demand for the mix of 
services which the DPC offers.

For more about the Library and Collections at the University of Edinburgh see: 
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/about/organisation/library-and-collections
 For more about the Digital Preservation Coalition, or to join see: 
http://www.dpconline.org/join-us




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[dcc-associates] Getting Started in Digital Preservation 2013

2013-02-18 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,

The British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation 
Coalition invite you to join them at one of three events which will equip 
collection managers, archivists, librarians and conservators with the skills 
necessary for 'getting started in digital preservation'.

 *   10th April, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow, 
G12http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/56-getting-started-in-digital-preservation?xref=59
 *   13th May, Foyle Centre, British Library, London, 
NW1http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/56-getting-started-in-digital-preservation?xref=60
 *   6th June, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 
SY23http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/56-getting-started-in-digital-preservation?xref=61

Our generation has invested as never before in digital resources and we've done 
so because of the opportunity they bring. Digital collections have grown in 
volume, complexity and importance to the point that our children are baffled by 
the inefficiencies of the analogue age. Pervasive, fluid and vital: digital 
data is a defining feature of our age. Industry, commerce, government, law, 
research, health, social care, education, the creative industries, the heritage 
sector and private life depend on digital materials to satisfy ubiquitous 
information needs and expectations. But digital objects are fragile: at risk of 
loss, corruption or obsolescence, not to mention unlawful alteration or theft. 
Digital preservation - the series of managed activities necessary to ensure 
that digital materials remain accessible beyond the limits of obsolescence - is 
an issue which all organisations, particularly in the knowledge sector, will 
need to address sooner or later.  Collection managers need digital preservation 
skills to ensure access to their growing digital collections, but training in 
these new skills can be hard to acquire.

This day long introduction assumes no prior knowledge except a willingness to 
engage with digital preservation.  Through a series of presentations, case 
studies and exercises, participants will learn how to apply techniques of 
assessment, risk management and planning to help secure their digital 
collections.

Presentations and exercises will help participants:

 *   Understand the range of issues associated with digital preservation
 *   Survey and characterize a digital collection
 *   Undertake preliminary risk assessment to manage their own digital 
collections
 *   Understand preservation planning and write a basic preservation plan
 *   Meet and network with others locally working in digital preservationWho 
should come?
 *   These workshops will interest:
 *   Collections managers, librarians, curators and archivists in all 
institutions
 *   IT managers in memory institutions
 *   Records managers in institutions with a need for long-lived data
 *   CIO's in organisations with commercial intellectual property
 *   Students and researchers in information science and related fields

Researchers with interests in research data managementPlaces are strictly 
limited and should be booked in advance.  Registration will close one week 
before the event and early booking is recommended as we expect these events 
will be popular.  Registration is free for DPC members.  Registration for 
non-members costs £20 per person Register online:

 *   Glasgow 10th 
Aprilhttp://www.dpconline.org/events/details/56-getting-started-in-digital-preservation?xref=59
 *   London 13th 
Mayhttp://www.dpconline.org/events/details/56-getting-started-in-digital-preservation?xref=60
 *   Aberystwyth 6th 
Junehttp://www.dpconline.org/events/details/56-getting-started-in-digital-preservation?xref=61

We'll publish the slides after each event and will tweet live from the event 
using the hashtag #dpcblpac In addition we are considering running the event 
later in the year at additional venues.  So if you are interested in coming but 
can't make it we'd still like to hear from you.


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[dcc-associates] Vacancy / Secondment opportunity with the Digital Preservation Coalition

2013-02-11 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,

With apologies for cross-posting.   This vacancy with the DPC might be of 
interest to list members.

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to recruit an experienced and 
capable member of staff to work closely with the Executive Director of the 
Coalition in a communications role. This is an exciting opportunity to work in 
a high-profile and wide-ranging role. The post has two functions: to design and 
deliver a range of communications and information-provision tasks in support of 
the DPC strategic plan; and to deliver the Coalition's commitments to a new 
international research project '4C'. Because the DPC's role in the 4C project 
is primarily concerned with communications, these functions are complementary 
and have been combined into a single post. Recruitment will be to the DPC 
offices in Glasgow or York and is available immediately for 12 months.

You will work internationally with the world's leading authorities in digital 
preservation, helping to communicate first class research, connecting leaders 
and professionals from different sectors and disciplines, and helping to 
influence public policy. You will have the opportunity to develop an 
exceptional international portfolio of professional contacts and you will gain 
experience in the operation of EC-funded research ahead of the commencement of 
the 80bn Euro investment in the Horizon 2020 programme.
You will have strong communication skills with experience of new media, but 
with enough knowledge of digital preservation - or with a proven capacity to 
learn quickly - in order that you can support and engage others with the 
outcomes of cutting edge research.

DPC welcomes proposals from its members about secondments of existing staff.

For more details, please see the DPC website at 
http://dpconline.org/newsroom/vacancies/954-vacancy-secondment-opportunity-at-the-dpc.

William
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[dcc-associates] Digital Preservation: What I wish I knew before I started

2013-01-09 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,

As you may know, the DPC with ARA, and the Universities of Aberystwyth, Dundee 
and University College London is hosting a half day student conference entitled 
'Digital preservation: What I wish I knew before I started'.  It will focus on 
practical workplace skills in digital preservation and will bring a select 
group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, 
records managers and librarians to discuss the challenges of digital 
collections management and digital preservation.  In a lively set of 
presentations and discussions, each of the speakers will be invited to reflect 
on 'the things I wish I knew before I started', or 'what I actually do all day' 
 giving students an advantage in their own career development, and helping 
those who frame the curriculum a chance to extend their students' readiness for 
the workplace.  The conference is being held at Birkbeck College London on 
24/01/2013 and places are free.

As expected the conference is very popular and there are now only a few places 
remaining.  Registration will close when we reach capacity or on 16th January 
whichever comes first. For more details and to register go to: 
http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/50-StudentConference2013?xref=53 and 
please don't delay if you want to be certain of a place.

All best wishes and apologies for cross-posting,

William


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[dcc-associates] Saving the Digital Decade

2012-12-04 Thread William Kilbride
Saving the digital decade: DPC awards organizations helping to safeguard our 
digital memory
At a prestigious ceremony on Monday evening the Digital Preservation Coalition 
(DPC) celebrated its tenth anniversary by recognising initiatives and 
individuals from around the world that have made an outstanding contribution to 
safeguard digital resources for the future.

At the DPC's Digital Preservation Awards, which took place at the Wellcome 
Collection in London, three agencies received awards for their exceptional 
contribution to ensuring the long-term security of digital collections: the 
University of London Computer Centre for their pioneering and popular 'Digital 
Preservation Training Programme'; the PLANETS project for its ground-breaking 
and innovative technologies; and the Archaeology Data Service at the University 
of York for its outstanding work securing valuable but vulnerable research data.

The three awards were presented this year were:

1.   The DPC Decennial Award for an outstanding contribution to digital 
preservation

2.   The DPC Award for Teaching and Communications

3.   The DPC Award for Research and Innovation

The Award for Teaching and Communications was presented by Oliver Morley, Chief 
Executive of the National Archives to a small team from the University of 
London Computer Centre who run the Digital Preservation Training Programme 
(DPTP) - an entry-level, introductory course that develops critical thinking 
about digital preservation. It is designed to help all working in information 
management to understand effective approaches to the challenges of digital 
preservation, and enables students to assess the models and examples in the 
context of their own organisations.

The Award for Research and Innovation was presented by Martyn Harrow, Chief 
Executive of JISC to the PLANETS project.   PLANETS brought together memory 
institutions, small businesses, major technology providers, and research 
institutions from across Europe to build practical services and tools to help 
ensure long-term access to digital cultural and scientific assets. It 
established the not-for-profit Open Planets Foundation to provide the digital 
preservation community with services, ongoing support, and a sustainable future 
for its Open Source results. It advanced the state-of-the-art in digital 
preservation and has permanently changed the digital preservation landscape by 
shifting the focus to practical, sustainable solutions that are soundly 
supported by practice-driven research.

The DPC's most prestigious prize - the Decennial Prize - is awarded specially 
to mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of the DPC and it recognizes the 
most outstanding work over the decade that the DPC has existed.  An intense 
international competition followed and finalists from New York, Washington and 
London were selected after a painstaking assessment by an expert panel.  But 
when Dame Lynne Brindley announced the winner this evening, it was the 
Archaeology Data Service at the University of York that came out on top. The 
Archaeology Data Service is an innovative group based in the Archaeology 
Department of the University of York.  ADS has developed and thrived with an 
innovative business model that allows it to preserve an extraordinary range of 
data while providing free access to all comers.  It ensures the longevity of 
data that would rapidly be lost or obsolete, and it has an impressive track 
record of research and innovation.

William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC said:  These awards are 
important in showcasing the creative solutions that have been developed towards 
digital preservation.  Digital preservation is critical.  We know that 
significant parts of the economy, industry, research, government and the public 
life depend on the opportunities information technology creates, but the rapid 
churn in technology means data is also surprisingly fragile. We are the first 
generation that's had to think about handing on a digital legacy, so we need to 
act quickly to develop the skills and techniques that will ensure our legacy is 
protected.

The contributions of nine other exceptional finalists were also marked in the 
ceremony hosted by Richard Ovenden, Chair of the DPC and Deputy Director of the 
Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford, one of the world's premiere memory 
institutions.  It is one of many agencies that have joined the Digital 
Preservation Coalition to help develop the new skills necessary to preserve 
their growing digital collections.

In different ways, the winners and finalists of the Digital Preservation Awards 
demonstrate an unassuming creativity that not only deserves to be better known 
and celebrated: it will be vital for the on-going exploitation of high value 
data.


--
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[dcc-associates] FW: Vacancy: Senior Information Officer at DPC

2012-11-02 Thread William Kilbride
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to recruit an experienced and 
capable Senior Information Officer to work closely with the Executive Director 
of the Coalition on a part time (50%) basis. Recruitment will be to either of 
the DPC offices in Glasgow or York. The post is available immediately for 12 
months.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and wide-ranging 
role. The candidate will be expected to design and deliver a range of 
communications and information-provision tasks in support of the DPC strategic 
plan. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record and experience in 
communications, media or PR but with sufficient knowledge and experience of 
digital preservation and related topics to be credible.

The post is advertised as a Senior Information Officer, Grade 7, points 32-39 
(£31,948 to £39,257 per annum, pro rata). The post will be located in the DPC 
office in University of Glasgow to work alongside the Executive Director who 
will manage the post or to the DPC office in the Science Park at the University 
of York where the DPC Business Manager is based. The post is part time (50%). 
The DPC welcomes proposals from its members about secondments of existing staff.

Senior Information Officer
Position type: 12 months, 50%
Salary: £31,948 to £39,257 (pro rata)
Closing date:28th November (1200)
Location: Glasgow or York

For more details see: http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/vacancies

Please do circulate this to possible candidates.

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[dcc-associates] Digital Preservation Awards 2012 - the Finalists

2012-10-23 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,

Members of the DPC are soon to be invited to vote for the finalists of the 
Digital Preservation Awards 2012.  The vote is open to the 60 or so agencies 
that constitute the Coalition including our allies overseas and personal 
members.

The shortlist is really very impressive.  I hope that we can provoke some 
discussion about the wonderful initiatives that are represented here, as well 
as celebrating some very significant work that is too often overlooked.  We've 
compiled a full briefing about the finalists on the DPC website.  We are 
celebrating their accomplishments with awards in 3 categories and there are 4 
nominations in each one, and I hope I can persuade you all to stop for a moment 
and read about them.

DPC Award for Teaching and Communications:
DPTP, Digital Archaeology, The Signal, Keeping Research Data Safe
http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/awards/2012-digital-preservation-awards/927-finalists-communications-and-training

DPC Award for Research and Innovation:
PLANETS, TOTEM, KEEP Emulation Framework, Data Management Planning Online
http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/awards/2012-digital-preservation-awards/928-finalists-2012-research-and-innovation

DPC Decennial Award (for the most outstanding contribution to ensuring our 
digital memory is available tomorrow)
Archaeology Data Service, International Internet Preservation Consortium, 
PREMIS Data Dictionary, PRONOM and DROID
http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/awards/2012-digital-preservation-awards/929-finalists-2012-dpc-decennial-award

Let me encourage those of you that blog to blog about them, those that tweet to 
tweet these links, and those that can distribute email to interested colleagues 
to forward this email.

Let me wish all the finalist the very best of luck and to thank all the many 
projects and individuals who have participated in the awards.

All best wishes,

William

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[dcc-associates] Digital Preservation Awards 2012

2012-06-13 Thread William Kilbride
The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce the launch of the 
Digital Preservation Awards 2012.

'Threats to the digital estate are distinctive and new so the tools and 
processes necessary to ensure long term access - and impact - are also new', 
explained William Kilbride of the DPC. 'The DPC was established in 2002 to help 
agencies meet this new and growing challenge, and in 2004 we sponsored a small 
prize to mark outstanding contributions to the field.  It was so popular that 
we've offered the prize every other year since, and each time the quality and 
number of nominations has grown.

'This year, the award takes a new form. In the past a single award was offered 
as one of the Conservation Awards.  But because 2012 is the tenth anniversary 
of the founding of the DPC, we're offering 4 separate prizes, including a 
special 'DPC Decennial Prize' for the most outstanding contribution to digital 
preservation in the last decade.  There are also prizes for 'Teaching and 
Communication' and for 'Research and Development' as well as an innovative 
Digital Preservation Challenge being offered via the Open Planets Foundation.'

'We're calling on all our friends and colleagues - the whole digital 
preservation community - to help us get the best possible set of applications.'

'The criteria are defined broadly, encompassing any initiative that has helped 
ensure 'our digital memory is available tomorrow', and although the DPC's 
membership is in the UK and Ireland, this is an international competition.  We 
encourage all manner of proposals - projects, services, ideas, books, 
methodologies, standards, working groups and campaigns: all are welcome.'

The application pack is available online at: 
http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/awards

The current holders are Los Alamos National Laboratory and Old Dominion 
University, who won the prize in 2010 for the Memento Project.  Other previous 
winners include the UK National Archives and the PREMIS Working Group.

Applications are due by the 17th August at which point they will be scrutinised 
by a judging panel drawn from the DPC membership.  A shortlist will  be 
announced in October and DPC members will be invited to vote for their 
favourite proposals. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in 
London on 3rd December.


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[dcc-associates] Links that last: DPC Briefing Day on Linked Data and Persistent identifiers, Cambridge 19/07

2012-06-01 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,

Priority registration for the next DPC briefing day, 'Links That Last: Linked 
Data, Persistent Identifiers and Digital Preservation', at Lucy Cavendish 
College Cambridge on 19th July 2012 is now open for members of the Coalition.


Widely-distributed, highly-volatile and tightly-integrated data streams create 
a particular challenge for preservation.  One could be forgiven for thinking 
that digital preservation was principally concerned with safeguarding of 
self-contained packets of information that may have interdependencies but which 
are so carefully tucked into stand-alone files that they have a sort of 
independence and autonomy which ensures their integrity.  This has never been 
the case.  Nonetheless recent developments in data presentation have shown the 
potential that can be gained from liberating data from clumsy format wrappers 
and enabling retrieval and integration of individual data points.  The emerging 
'Linked Data' approach enables new types of interaction with and between 
structured data and it challenges existing paradigms of data sharing.  It also 
challenges us to think about preservation in new ways: it creates the potential 
for long chains of interdependencies and it means we need to think all the more 
carefully about provenance and authenticity.  The question arises as to whether 
Linked Data will simply deliver a new generation of broken links - stifling the 
innovation it promises and creating the conditions for new and avoidable forms 
of disenfranchisement.



Simultaneously, the digital preservation community has put considerable effort 
into the development of persistent identifiers, services that seek to ensure 
that essential links are not lost and that the highly distributed contexts in 
which information is presented are protected against the vagaries of time and 
obsolescence.

This briefing day will introduce the topics of persistent identifiers and 
linked data, discussing the practical implications of both approaches to 
digital preservation.  It will consider the viability of services that offer 
persistent identifiers and what these offer in the context of preservation; it 
will review recent developments in linked data, considering how such data sets 
might be preserved; and by introducing these two parallel topics it will go on 
to consider whether both approaches can feasibly be linked to create a new 
class of robust linked data. Based on commentary and case studies from leaders 
in the field, participants will be encouraged to consider practical 
implications for their own work and new directions for research and development 
in the field.

Members have access to priority registration at no cost online at: 
http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/47-linksthatlast?xref=49

Non-members will be invited to register from Monday 11th June

All best wishes,

William

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[dcc-associates] Digital Resilience and Digital Preservation, London 21st May: Registration now open

2012-04-16 Thread William Kilbride
DPC is pleased to announce that registration is now open to attend our next 
expert briefing day on the topic of 'Digital Preservation and Digital 
Resilience' in London on the 21st May is now available: 
http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/44-resilience?xref=46



Resilience is an increasingly important topic in the provision of digital 
services. Digital technology offers the prospect of '24/7' services, a model 
which can only be sustained through constant monitoring and planning to ensure 
continuity of service. Increasing demands on the networks, increasing concerns 
about security, and increasing economic and social consequences from their 
failure, makes resilience a pressing concern. Business continuity planning 
continually refines and extends these protections to ensure that the right 
services are supplied to the right people at the right time.



Digital preservation is part of resilience planning and shares a core set of 
concepts and practices with business continuity management. Both work towards 
robust data provision through processes of risk assessment, disaster planning, 
security-testing and on-going monitoring; both use replication and redundancy 
to mitigate or prevent data loss; and both require a detailed understanding of 
what information is where and who is allowed to access it. But because digital 
preservation and digital resilience are designed to combat different types of 
threat, there is a risk that they are not aligned as effectively - or as 
efficiently - as they could be. How might a digital preservation plan 
contribute to organisational resilience? How might business continuity 
management contribute to a long term information strategy?



This DPC briefing day will provide a forum for members to review and debate the 
latest development in business continuity management and how it aligns with 
digital preservation. Based on commentary and case studies from leaders in the 
field, participants will be presented with emerging policies, tools and 
technologies and will be encouraged to propose and debate new directions for 
research.



The day will include discussion of key topics such as:

* Intelligent enterprise risk management

* Disaster planning and disaster recovery

* Digital continuity

* Business processes and preservation



Who should come?

This day will be of interest to:

* Collections managers, curators and archivists in all institutions

* Data security and resilience planners

* Tools developers and policy makers in digital preservation and 
resilience planning

* Innovators, researchers and investors in information policy and 
management

* Innovators, researchers and funders in computing science

* Vendors and providers of digital preservation and continuity of 
business services



Registration is free for DPC members who have had access to priority 
registration for the last week or so.  Non-members are now welcome for 250GBP 
each: http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/44-resilience?xref=46


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[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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[dcc-associates] Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Preservation: Bristol 21st November

2011-10-21 Thread William Kilbride
Dear all,

Registration is now open 'Intellectual Property Rights and Digital 
Preservation', a briefing day sponsored jointly by the Digital Preservation 
Coalition and JISC Digital Media, in Bristol on 21 November 2011.


Digital preservation helps to deliver lasting impact from highly prized and 
valuable digital resources.  This is often understood as a technical challenge 
but experience shows that a poor fit between technology, processes and 
regulations constrains preservation actions and significantly inhibit the 
benefits which long-term access ought to deliver.  Operating within a 
complicated and evolving legal and regulatory landscape, the digital 
preservation community needs a clear understanding of what it is permitted to 
do and what risks might inhere within technical processes like format shifting, 
migration, bit replication and emulation. Foremost among these challenges is 
the management, protection and evolution of intellectual property rights.  It 
has long been recognised that digital rights management and encryption present 
a barrier to preserving content.  But intellectual property rights do not just 
impact on the contents of archives but applies also to the containers, wrappers 
and formats which make the contents accessible.



This briefing day, co-sponsored by the DPC and JISC Digital Media, is intended 
to examine and discuss key concepts of intellectual property rights as they 
impact on digital preservation.  It will provide a forum to review and debate 
the latest developments in the law as it applies to preservation and it will 
initiate a discussion on how simple legal processes can be deployed. Based on 
commentary and case studies from leaders in the field, participants will be 
presented with emerging tools and technologies and will be encouraged to 
propose and debate the future for these developments.  The day will include a 
discussion of:

· Intellectual property rights in format migration and emulation

· Intellectual property rights in information and product lifecycles

· Licensing preservation actions and digital rights management for the 
long term

· Emerging trends and tools for managing intellectual property in 
preservation



Who should come?

· Collections managers, curators and archivists in all institutions

· Tools developers and policy makers in digital preservation

· Innovators and researchers in information policy and management

· Innovators and researchers in computing science

· Vendors and providers of digital preservation services
How to register
Places are free for DPC members and associates (including personal members) 
Registration for non-members is now open at a cost of £250 pounds per person.  
Places are limited and will fill quickly, so early registration is recommended. 
  Details of programme and venue are available online alongside registration at:
http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/36-intellectual-property-rights-and-digital-preservation?xref=36

To find out about joining the DPC see:
http://www.dpconline.org/join-us

(Apologies for cross posting)

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[dcc-associates] Digital Forensics for Preservation: DPC briefing 28th June, Oxford

2011-06-06 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,



I'm pleased to announce that registration is now open for non-members to attend 
the DPC Members' Briefing day on Digital Forensics for Preservation in Oxford 
on 28th June.



Digital forensics lie at the intersection of many of the core challenges of 
digital collections management, especially for those collecting institutions 
that deal in the papers and correspondence of personal and public life.  How do 
we cope with the growing scale and complexity?  How do forensics relate to more 
familiar concepts like cataloguing and characterisation? How can we make our 
workflows more efficient and our collections more manageable? What tools do we 
need for discovery and what are the limits of reasonable deployment? What 
advice should we give to depositors and what restrictions might we put on users?



More details and registration are available online at: 
http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/31-Forensics?xref=30



William



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[dcc-associates] DPC releases scholarships to attend Digital Preservation Training Programme, Glasgow 16-18 May

2011-03-18 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,

The DPC is pleased to announce that it will be offering five scholarship to 
attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme in Glasgow, 16-18th May 
2011.  The deadline for applications is 1200 on Friday 29th April.  All DPC 
members are entitled to apply.

See the DPC Leadership Programme for more details including a brief description 
of the course, eligibility and how to apply: 
http://www.dpconline.org/training/leadership-programme

I would be grateful if you could circulate this announcement to colleagues and 
contacts as appropriate.

All best wishes,

William

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[dcc-associates] Preserving Digital Sound and Vision Briefing Day, 8th April

2011-03-14 Thread William Kilbride
Dear all,

I'm pleased to report that the DPC briefing day on Preserving Digital Sound and 
Vision in London on 8th April is now fully booked.  You can follow the meeting 
live via the #soundvision hashtag on twitter, and we'll be publishing a report 
of the event and also the presentations shortly afterwards.

We've not advertised it very widely as DPC members have priority access and it 
was clear early on that it would fill quickly.  But we've retained a couple of 
places in case DPC members may have missed the announcement:

* If you work for DPC member agency but missed the registration window, then 
follow this link: 
http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/27-SoundAndVision?xref=26
* If you're not a member but would like to join the DPC in order to attend, 
then follow this link: http://www.dpconline.org/join-us

Looking forward to a great day!

William

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[dcc-associates] What's New in Digital Preservation for Feb 2011

2011-02-03 Thread William Kilbride
Dear all,

DCC and DPC are delighted to announce the release of issue 33 of their monthly 
'What's new' update.  In this issue:
* What's on, and What's New for February and March
* The Big Bamboozler, William Kilbride, DPC Director, introduces two new 
digital preservation projects, but not before wondering what success looks like 
for a project.
* Who's who: Sixty second interview with Birgit Plietzsch, St Andrews 
University who describes how digital preservation sometimes makes her think of 
Thomas Hardy and the digital object she'd want to save for all time
* One world: David Giaretta, Director of the Alliance for Permanent Access, 
describes the work of the Alliance and the projects it is bringing forward in 
the next few years.

Online at: http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom comments welcome!



All best wishes,

William

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[dcc-associates] Memento wins major international award for digital preservation

2010-12-01 Thread William Kilbride
The Memento Project - Time Travel for the Web - wins major international award 
for digital preservation
London, 1st December 2010 (embargoed till 2200 local time)

The Institute for Conservation and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are 
delighted to announce that the Memento Project led by Herbert Van De Sompel and 
colleagues of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Michael Nelson and colleagues 
of Old Dominion University, USA, has won the Digital Preservation Award 2010.

(http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom)

'Memento offers an elegant and easily deployed method that reunites web 
archives with their home on the live web,' explained Richard Ovenden, chair of 
the Digital Preservation Coalition.  'It opens web archives to tens of millions 
of new users and signals a dramatic change in the way we use and perceive 
digital archives.'

'The ability to change and update pages is one of the web's greatest advantages 
but it introduces a sort of structured instability which makes it hard to 
depend on web pages in the long term.  For more than a decade services like the 
UK Web Archive and the Internet Archive have provided a stable but partial 
memory of a fragment of the web - but users had no way of linking between 
current content and earlier versions held by web archives.'

'The Memento project resolves this by letting users set a time preference in 
their browser.  The underlying technology then deploys basic, under-used 
features of the HTTP protocol to direct users to whichever archived copy of a 
website most closely matches their request'.

'The really impressive part of Memento is how it uses existing and widely 
deployed content negotiation tools embedded within the architecture of the web 
to connect users with archives', commented Kevin Ashley, Chair of the Judges 
for the Digital Preservation Award.  'Most of the technology required to make 
the service work is already widely deployed.'

'The Memento architecture means you no longer need to search archives or go to 
a special website to recover earlier versions of pages: with Memento our 
archives are always, already available.  The benefit for users is obvious, but 
in creating simple access it transforms the value and impact of web archiving.  
In an environment where web archives are widely used and understood, the 
creation of web archives will seem less like a specialised or esoteric concern.'

'Winning the Digital preservation Award is a really significant achievement', 
explained William Kilbride, Executive Director of the Digital Preservation 
Coalition which sponsored the award.

'There is no other prize like it, so it attracts genuinely international field 
and is only awarded after exacting scrutiny.  An expert panel subjects ensures 
a rigorous analysis of each nomination and the whole membership of the DPC is 
invited to comment on and select their favourite projects.  The shortlist, 
which was announced in Vienna this September included two US-based projects, 
one Trans-Atlantic blue ribbon task force, a pan European project and an 
initiative from the National Archives in the UK which gained a huge amount of 
press attention at the time of the General Election.'

'To have won the Digital Preservation Award in the context of so many strong 
candidates should be taken as a significant mark of esteem from colleagues and 
peers.'

The Digital Preservation Award is one of five awards organised by a working 
party of the Institute for Conservation (ICON), known collectively as The 
Conservation Awards.  Each award celebrates different aspect of the highest 
standards of conservation skills, innovation and research, collections care and 
digital preservation.  The Awards, which were launched in 1991, are supported 
by Icon and sponsored by The Pilgrim Trust, the Digital Preservation Coalition 
(DPC), and the Anna Plowden Trust.  Since 2005, the Awards have also been 
generously supported by Sir Paul McCartney.

Alison Richmond, ICON CE, commented: 'In today's current difficult economic 
climate, with many of our cultural heritage organisations under threat, it is 
incredibly important to celebrate the outstanding quality of current 
conservation and research being undertaken in Britain and further afield today. 
The winning projects clearly demonstrate that conservation of our cultural is 
not an end in itself, but a passport to wider access, and deeper knowledge and 
enjoyment of our heritage. '

The Awards were presented at a ceremony followed by a drinks reception and held 
at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London on 1 December 2010. Roy Clare 
(CEO of the Museums Libraries and Archives Council), speaking at the awards, 
said: 'The art and science of conservation are vital to sustaining public 
understanding and enjoyment of cultural heritage and collections of all kinds, 
for this and future generations. The profession faces growing demands to 
respond openly and ever-more creatively to new standards, technologies

[dcc-associates] FW: 'Decoding the digital' and 'Designed to last'

2010-07-08 Thread William Kilbride
Dear all,

The DPC are organising two events in the next few weeks, both of which will 
shortly be closing for registration.  I would be grateful therefore if you 
could bring these to the attention of colleagues:

* Designed to Last: preserving computer aided design, 16th July 2010, British 
Library Conservation Centre, London (Details at: 
http://www.dpconline.org/details/16-computer-aided-design.html?xref=16 (free 
for DPC members)

* Decoding the Digital: a common language for preservation, 27th July, British 
Library Conference Centre, London (details below - DPC members are entitled to 
free entry but should email me first.)

All best wishes,

William

-Original Message-
From: Archivists, conservators and records managers. 
[mailto:archives-...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Preservation Advisory Centre
Sent: 02 July 2010 13:20
To: archives-...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Decoding the digital: a common language for preservation

Decoding the digital: a common language for preservation

A Digital Preservation Coalition and Preservation Advisory Centre joint 
conference, exploring communication and promoting interaction between 
librarians, archivists and digital preservation managers.

Tuesday 27 July 2010
British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, United 
Kingdom

This one day conference seeks to build on the communication between librarians, 
archivists, curators, conservators and digital preservation managers, and 
establish a shared understanding of the issues surrounding the preservation of 
digital collections.

What are the similarities in our approach to the preservation of physical and 
digital collections, and where do the differences lie? The programme features 
pairs of speakers talking about the creation, management, preservation and use 
of digital collections. One speaker from each pair explores how use and access 
shapes approaches to digital preservation, and the other looks at the same 
issue from the technological perspective. The conference provides an 
introduction to digital preservation issues for the uninitiated and encourages 
those involved in the technology supporting digital preservation to learn how 
collections are developed and used.

Programme
09.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.15 A user's-eye view of digital content creation - Aly Conteh, British 
Library
10.40 Formats and standards for digital content - Stephen Gray, JISC
11.20 Break
11.40 Same as it ever was: significant properties and the preservation of 
meaning through time - Gareth Knight, CeRch
12.05 Using the Data Assessment Framework - Catherine Ward, University of 
Cambridge
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Cutting the beast down to size: the role of risk evaluation in 
determining preservation strategies - Richard Blake, TNA
14.10 Preservation in practice - what are the options? A case study - Alexandra 
Eveleigh, UCL
15.00 What users want - Michael Jubb, RIN
15.25 Frameworks for e-content - Neil Grindley, JISC
15.50 Discussion
16.30 Close

Cost: £50 + VAT (including refreshments)
To book please visit:  http://www.bl.uk/blpac/digital.html

A number of sponsored places are available to DPC members.
Members wishing to take advantage of one of these places should email DPC 
(i...@dpconline.org) by 20 July.

Caroline Peach
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

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[dcc-associates] Personal membership of the DPC: membership pack released

2010-07-05 Thread William Kilbride
Personal membership of the DPC: membership pack released

At its meeting on Thursday the DPC Board approved a new class of membership 
which will allow sole traders, consultants and recently graduated students to 
participate in the work of the Coalition.  Personal membership has been 
introduced for a trial period of 12 months from 1st August 2010.  It permits 
attendance at all public events supported by the DPC, priority access to DPC 
publications and it enables members to apply for funds from the DPC Leadership 
Programme to attend designated training events.  Because this is a trial 
period, personal members will also be asked to participate in a review toward 
the end of the year in order that personal membership can be fully integrated 
into the constitution of the Coalition. In the first year, personal membership 
will be capped at 25 members allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more details see: http://www.dpconline.org/members/personal-membership.html

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[dcc-associates] Digital Preservation Award 2010: the search for a winner

2010-06-29 Thread William Kilbride
Dear All,

As you may know, the Digital Preservation Coalition offers an biannual prize to 
the project, scholar  or service that, in the eyes of a panel of judges, has 
made the most significant contribution to ensuring our digital memory is 
available tomorrow.

Large and small teams are invited to apply as are projects or scholars or 
services from around the world.

We launched the search for a winner of the Digital Preservation Award 2010 at 
the end of May and there's now only one month left to file nomination papers.  
The deadline is 1200 on Friday 30th July.  Details are online at 
http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/2010-digital-preservation-award.html

Please do forward this announcement to relevant lists or to colleagues that you 
think ought to be nominated.

All best wishes,

William

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[dcc-associates] What's new 26: June 2010

2010-06-08 Thread William Kilbride
DPC and DCC are delighted to announce the publication of 'What's New 26'
http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new-issue-26-june-2010.html

As well as the regular events and publications, this issue includes an 
interview with Lorena Zambrano of the UK Data Archive, while Adam Farquhar 
reviews and introduces the Open Planets Foundation. William Kilbride challenges 
readers to propose a pithy and meaningful collective noun for 
people-that-work-in-digital-preservation.

Comments welcome!

William Kilbride, DPC
Joy Davidson, DCC

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Dr William Kilbride FSA
Executive Director
Digital Preservation Coalition

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