DCC News

AHDS Moving Image and Sound Preservation Study

The AHDS are working on a JISC study into digital preservation and invite you to fill out a short online survey about the preservation of moving images and sound.

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Australian Whole Domain Harvest Completed

The National Library of Australia [external] has completed the first whole Australian domain harvest during June and July 2005. The crawl was undertaken by the Internet Archive [external] on behalf of the Library.

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Help Wanted for Comparison of EPrints, DSpace and Fedora

Arthur Sale, Professor of Computing (Research) at the University of Tasmania, is seeking help in collecting information for a comparison he's doing of functionality and adopter experiences for the two most widely used institutional archive-creating software packages for repositories: EPrints and DSpace, and also Fedora. Read his posting on the DCC Forum.

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Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI)

Ex Libris is delighted to announce successful SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) [external] proof-of-concept testing; a significant milestone in the industry effort to automate requests for usage statistics from publishers of electronic resources.

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IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. Releases IMS Tools Interoperability Guidelines

IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. has released IMS Tools Interoperability v1.0 Guidelines Public Draft [external] to address the growing demand for a reusable mechanism for integrating third-party tools with core LMS platforms.

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Dynamic Action Plan for the EU Co-ordination of Digitisation of Cultural and Scientific Content

Minister for Culture, David Lammy, launches a new action plan to make Europe's cultural heritage more accessible through the Internet.

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International team Wins the 2005 Digital Preservation Award

The PREMIS Working Group - a team of 30 experts from five countries - was awarded the prestigious Digital Preservation Award for 2005 by Loyd Grossman OBE FSA at the annual Conservation Awards ceremony held at the British Library.

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8th International Bielefeld Conference 2006: Final Programme and First Abstracts Now Available

The final programme and first abstracts [external] are now available for the 8th International Bielefeld Conference 2006 (7-9 February 2006) in Bielefeld, Germany.

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Microsoft to Standardise Office Formats

Microsoft intends to submit file formats for its new Office 12 applications to the European standards body ECMA International, which it hopes will allay concern about its level of control over document formats.

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Microsoft to standardize Office formats

Microsoft to standardize Office formats By Martin LaMonica Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: November 21, 2005, 2:17 PM PST Last modified: November 22, 2005, 8:00 AM PST *update* Microsoft intends to submit file formats for its new Office 12 applications to the European standards body ECMA International. The company hopes this will allay concern about its level of control over document formats. Microsoft, which dominates the market for desktop productivity software, plans to provide the specifications of Office 12 file formats to ECMA early next month.

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