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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)

Full-Time

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

Part-Time

Vacancy for Archivist and Records Manager at Unilever

25 August 2017

Port Sunlight, UK

Up to £38,100 plus benefits

Full-Time

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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Registration open for Audiovisual Preservation Symposium, Vienna, 9-10 November

Added on 17 August 2017

MediaArea and the Österreichisches Filmmuseum - Austrian Film Museum are pleased to announce a 2nd No Time to Wait symposium, hosted by the Austrian Film Museum.

Members of audiovisual archiving, digital preservation, open media development, and open format standardization communities as well as curious onlookers are welcome to attend, discuss, and present on subjects pertaining to our theme: the intersection of open media, standardization, and audiovisual preservation. With support from PREFORMA, co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme, and the Austrian Film Museum, the registration is free.

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