DCC News

ALPSP Briefing - Digitisation Initiatives

ALPSP is holding a very interesting briefing meeting on 25 January, with representatives of all the major companies who are engaged in "mass digitisation" programmes: Google, Microsoft (who are working with the British Library), Amazon and the Yahoo!/Open Content Alliance.

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Future-Proofing Your Website: Programme Released

The programme for the DCC and Wellcome Library joint workshop on Future-proofing Institutional Websites is now available.

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DLF Aquifer Invites Public Review of Metadata Guidelines

The Digital Library Federation's Aquifer Initiative is seeking public comment on a draft set of implementation guidelines for the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS).

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TestbedXMaiL Ensures E-mail Longevity

The Digital Preservation Testbed research project from the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands has designed and developed an application called Testbed XMaiL to preserve e-mail messages. For more information, please contact Remco Verdegem.

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EnrichUK digitisation repurposing-Call for proposals

To expand from our previous posting of yesterday (14/12/05) EnrichUK digitisation programme Call for tenders to repurpose content to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum For further information please see the documents at the link below. http://www.becta.org.uk/repurposingcontent/repurposingcontent.zip On behalf of Becta and the DfES you are invited to submit a proposal to repurpose content developed for the EnrichUK digitalisation programme. We anticipate making approximately three awards up to the value of 50K per project.

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C21st Curation: access and service delivery

[note to web editors: turn this news item into 4 separate events] Public Lecture Series 26 April - 11 May 2006 University College London School of Library, Archive and Information Studies Chadwick Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1 Following the highly successful inaugural series of C21st Curation public lectures earlier this year, The University College London School of Library, Archives, and Information Studies is pleased to announce details of a second series of public lectures for 2006.

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International Herald Tribune: French open-source plan draws ire

In the places on the Internet where free-software activists hang out, discussion groups are abuzz with news of the French government's plan to ban open-source software.

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International Herald Tribune: In open source, an unexpected trap

As open-source software spreads to personal computers, servers and Internet networking equipment around the world, so too is the misuse of the rules governing the software - a product that is commonly but often mistakenly thought to be free and unprotected.

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Wide Field Astronomy Unit (WFAU) DCC Case Study Available

We are delighted to announce the release of the first in a series of digital curation case studies to identify and disseminate examples of best practice and to highlight areas where guidance, tools, and further research are required. This study was carried out with the help of The Wide Field Astronomy Unit [external] at the University of Edinburgh.

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