DCC News

New Version of NSF Cyberinfrastructure Plan Available

An updated version of the NSF Cyberinfrastructure Vision and Strategic Plan is now available for comment. This includes a considerable amount of new detail on NSF's thinking about data management and curation not present in earlier versions of the document.

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EDUCAUSE: An Interview with ASU's Rob Spindler

EDUCAUSE Interview with Rob Spindler, University Archivist at Arizona State University. Topics of conversation include the ECURE Conference, digital preservation, and the role of archivists in research.

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Freedom of Information Compliance: JISC infoNet Launches Staff Development Resource

JISC infoNet has created a Staff Developers' Pack designed to support educational institutions in their continued efforts to comply with the Freedom of Information Act, which came into force in January 2005.

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Change to 'Important Notices'

The Important Notices section of the DCC website has been updated. The Notices cover matters such as Accessibility, Data Protection, Copyright, Use of DCC materials, Liability, and Freedom of Information. We would encourage you to take a look at the Notices as use of the DCC websites constitutes agreement with their terms.

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Google Cache Does Not Breach Copyright, Says Court

A US district court has ruled that Google's cache feature, which allows users to access snapshots of web pages taken when they were viewed by Google robots, does not breach copyright in those web pages. The ruling could help its Google Print dispute.

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New JORUM Reports Released

JORUM is a free online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK FE and HE Institutions, helping to build a community for the sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching materials. JISC has recently approved the release of several new JORUM reports, including Repository Systems Watch, and Technical Frameworks & Infrastructures.

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Harvard Announces Global Digital Format Registry (GDFR) Project

The Harvard University Library (HUL) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of a registry of authoritative information about digital formats.

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DCC Digital Curation Manual Instalment on Metadata Published

The DCC is pleased to announce that the Digital Curation Manual instalment on metadata is now available for download. Authored by DCC Research Officer Michael Day, this instalment aims to introduce readers to the topic of metadata and its relevance to digital stewardship and curation. This instalment will serve as an umbrella for future sub-instalments on specific metadata initiatives including preservation metadata, archival metadata, and learning object metadata.

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Journal Supply Chain Efficiency Improvement Pilot Project Gets Underway

The British Library is participating in a new collaborative initiative to explore the creation, prototype implementation and value of a common institutional identifier that can be used throughout the entire journal industry, from purchaser to end user.

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Towards an MPEG-A Meta-Standard for Lossless JPEG-2000-Based Video Compression

Following on from last summer's gathering of video archivists and technologists at the National Library of Medicine, Glenn Pearson has drafted a set of documents for the community's consideration.

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