DCC News

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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Talking With Talis: George Needham on OCLC's New Perceptions Report and their Environmental Scan

In a 45 minute conversation with Paul Miller as part of the Talking with Talis podcast series, OCLC's VP for Member Services, George Needham, discusses their new Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources report, and the earlier Environmental Scan.

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Proceedings from DLM Forum Conference 2005 Now Available

Proceedings from the Document Lifecycle Management (DLM) Forum 2005 Conference held in Budapest on 5-7 October 2005 are now available.

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Major Boost to Career Opportunities for Knowledge Workers

The Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) today announce a strategic partnership agreement to develop a more skilled and responsive libraries and archives workforce.

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VACANCY: DCC ADVISOR

The DCC is seeking a full-time DCC Advisor based in Glasgow to actively contribute towards the development and delivery of digital curation services and resources to the UK Higher and Further Education communities. Closing date for applications: 6 January 2006.

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VACANCY: DCC ADVISORY SERVICES COORDINATOR

The DCC is seeking a full-time DCC Advisory Services Coordinator based in Glasgow to coordinate and contribute towards the development and delivery of digital curation services to the UK Higher and Further Education communities. Closing date for applications: 6 January 2006.

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dCCF Online Community of Practice

From now until March 2006, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN [external]) is moderating an online community of practice that is garnering worldwide input into the agenda for the digital Cultural Content Forum's (dCCF) upcoming annual meeting in February.

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Appalachian State University Library Faculty Fellowship

The ASU Library Faculty Fellowship offers a faculty appointment to a qualified individual with appropriate education and/or experience.

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Summary of DASER-2 Summit Meeting and NIH Public Access Policy

Stevan Harnad at eprints.org has written a summary (from his own viewpoint) of the DASER-2 Summit [external] held on 2-4 December 2005, sponsored by American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST [external]), and organised by Michael Leach (Harvard, President, ASIS).

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Introducing the TrustDR project

About TrustDR - Trust in Digital Repositories The project has been funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK for a two-year period as part of the Digital Repositories Programme The project is to examine the practical issues in setting up digital rights management (DRM) systems in repositories of learning objects. The main aims of this project are to explore the cultural, legal and technical issues that must be attended to in order to create legal agreements that can then be incorporated into a DRM system (please note that in the context of our project a system i

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