DCC News

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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Digital Preservation Tools - request for information

Since October there has been a good reponse to the request for evaluations of various open source digital preservation tools available on the web. We have received offers of evaluations for Dspace, UVC, JHOVE and Xena. Several new tools have also been added to PADI as well as articles that have evaluated aspects of various software. However, to make this project as informative and useful as possible we are still seeking evaluations of other software.

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Health Informatics Foundation Degree Survey

NHS Connecting for Health is conducting a survey to determine the demand for a Health Informatics foundation degree. It is hoped that as a result of this work there will be significant justification for Universities to provide this type of course within each of the five NHS CFH Cluster areas, taking into account current provision.

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Registration Now Open - Wellcome Trust and DCC Joint Workshop on Future-Proofing Institutional Websites

The DCC and the Wellcome Library will be delivering a two-day workshop on future-proofing institutional websites at the Wellcome Library in London on 19-20 January 2006. Find out more about the workshop or go straight to the online booking form.

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Swiss Audio-Visual Heritage to be Preserved

The Swiss Parliament has voted through SFr11.7 million ($8.9 million) in funding to preserve Switzerland's audio-visual heritage, which will enable the archive organisation Memoriav to continue its activities for another four years.

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IFLA/OCLC Announce Early Career Development Fellowship Program

The IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program - jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), OCLC Online Computer Library Center and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) - provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

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