Irish Domain Web Archiving

Added on 14 November 2017

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has carried out web archiving on a selective basis since 2011. The NLI is now undertaking a domain crawl of the Irish web space. Domain web archiving involves the crawling, archiving and preserving of websites that are part of the national domain.

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Vacancy for Digital Archivist at The Digital Repository of Ireland

30 November 2017

Dublin, Ireland

€43,300 - €57,599

Fixed Term

Vacancy at the Parliamentary Archives, London: Head of Preservation & Access

27 November 2017

London, UK

£49,500 per annum


Vacancy for Repository Manager at LSE Library

27 November 2017

London, UK

£34,736 to £42,019 pa

Digital Preservation Network becomes latest member of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

Added on 8 November 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) as its newest associate member. Based in the United States, the DPN is a membership organization focused on identifying and solving the difficult digital preservation challenges in order to make sure that the digital academic and cultural heritage content from US institutions persists for the next generation of scholars and beyond. Collectively they develop solutions that address the issues of scale, cost, workflow, and legal agreements needed for the persistence of this content.

With more than 50 members across the USA, collaborators include academic institutions, foundations, non-profits, corporations, repositories, federal and state agencies and any other organization interested or in need of long term digital preservation.

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Registration now open for ‘Significance & Authenticity: A Briefing’ in London, 15 December 2017

Added on 7 November 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition and Tate are delighted to open registration for 'Significance & Authenticity: A Briefing', to be held at Tate Britain in London on Friday 15th December. Members and non-members are invited to this day of presentations and practical workshops to learn from digital preservation practitioners from different backgrounds about how they apply significance and authenticity to their digital content. 

Defining significance and how to guarantee authenticity is anything but straightforward. Digital preservation practitioners from many different backgrounds face challenges created by their digital objects – from software-based artwork to web content to evidential records used in criminal proceedings. Furthermore, developments in digital forensics demonstrate increasing anxiety over how to determine the authenticity of the digital objects we rely on for information. 

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