DCC News

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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Last Chance to Debate the Future of the UK's Higher Education Information Infrastructure

This is your last chance to register for a free event at the British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, London on 13 December 2005 to debate the Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL) and British Library-commissioned report 'Optimising storage and access in UK research libraries'. Register now! [external].

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Scottish Creative Commons Licences Now Available

Creative Commons, an organisation that allows people to issue creative works under a licence that allows more flexibility than the default "all rights reserved" copyright law, has at long last issued a full set of licences in Scotland. These licences will form the basis of revised England and Wales licences to be written in the near future. Access the licences from the Creative Commons Choose a Licence [external] page.

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Times Online: Intellectual Property Rights to be Reviewed in the UK

Andrew Gowers, the former Editor of the Financial Times, is to lead an independent review of Britain's regime for intellectual property rights.

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NISO-Sponsored INFO URI Scheme Gets Thumbs Up from IETF Group

After meticulous reviews lasting more than two years, the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) has approved the proposed INFO Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme. As a consequence, the Internet Draft specifying the INFO URO scheme has moved to the Queue of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where it awaits formal publication as an RFC (Request for Comments).

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