DPC Annual General Meeting 2010 - Agenda Released

Added on 18 November 2010

The Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) will be held at 15.00 on Wednesday the 1st of December 2010 in the Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside,London SE1 9TG. The meeting is expected to end at approximately 1600 when tea and coffeewill be served.

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New Case Note Released: practical preservation at West Yorkshire Archive Service

Added on 27 October 2010

The DPC, JISC and West Yorkshire Archive Service are delighted to announce the release of a new digital preservation case note which examines the practical problems of digital preservation faced by West Yorkshire Archive Service as they negotiated and received their first large digital collection.  They conclude that although digital preservation can seem daunting and although nobody has the perfect answer to digital preservation for every case, that if we try we may fail but if we do nothing we certainly will.

The case note will be released at the end of October: a member's preview of the Case Note is available here (login required).

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Board Meeting and AGM, 1st December, London

Added on 26 October 2010

The next DPC Board Meeting will take place in the Director's Room at Tate Britain, Millbank, London on 1st December 2010 starting at 1200.  The AGM will follow at 1500 in the Board Room at Tate Britain.

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DPC releases five scholarships for the Digital Preservation Training Programme

Added on 1 October 2010

The Digital Preservation Coalition Leadership Programme has awarded five more scholarships so that members can attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) in London in October. 

‘Evidence shows that there is a real skills gap when it comes to digital preservation and that training can be hard to find and expensive,’ explained William Kilbride of the DPC. ‘The scholarships are great news for the individuals concerned, but the real beneficiaries will be the member institutions who need to maintain and develop their workforces, often with new roles and new working patterns. A sound knowledge and expert tuition in the emerging field of digital preservation will be a significant advantage for the individuals and institutions concerned.’

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Complete shortlist for the Conservation Awards announced

Added on 23 September 2010

The Institute for Conservation are delighted to announce the complete shortlist for the 2010 Conservation Awards, including the Digital Preservation Award, sponsored by DPC.

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Digital Preservation Award 2010 Shortlist Announced

Added on 21 September 2010


Digital Preservation Award 2010: shortlist announced Vienna, 21st September 2010

The Institute for Conservation (Icon) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the fourth Digital Preservation Award 2010.

Short-listed for the Digital Preservation Award (in no particular order) are:

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New Case Note : Small Steps - Long View. How a museum service turned an oral history headache into an opportunity

Added on 15 September 2010

Glasgow Museums and the DPC, with the assistance of the JISC are delighted to announce the release of a new addition to the Digital Preservation Case Notes series.  In this case note, Glasgow Museums shows that the benefits of digital preservation can be expressed in terms of new opportunities they create in the short and long term.  Even relatively simple steps can bring early rewards if properly embedded within the mission of an organization.

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DPC Leadership programme releases scholarships for 'How to set up and run a data service' November 2010

Added on 10 September 2010

'The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to support three fully funded scholarships to attend 'How to set up and run a data service' at the UK Data Archive.  Applications are welcomed from DPC members and associates. The scholarship covers tuition fees, course materials, access to online resources, lunch and refreshments.  Successful applicants will be asked to help promote the course and the work of the coalition. for more information see the DPC leadership programme at:

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DPC Leadership Programme releases grants to attend DPTP in October 2010

Added on 6 August 2010

The DPC Leadership Programme is offering scholarship to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme in London 4-6th October 2010.  The deadline for applications is 17th September.  See the DPC Leadership Programme for more details including a brief description of the course, elgibility and how to apply.

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DPC Responds to Public Records Review Consultation

Added on 4 August 2010

The DPC has responded to the consultation on the Public records review, welcoming the explicit statement that digitized and ‘born digital’ materials constitute a public record, noting and supporting the focus on informational content and the consequent need for ‘technology proofing’ and the management of formats.  The DPC has offered its assistance in identifying and resolving issues that may arise.

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