DCC News

Global Project Seeks to Promote Access to Science

The International Council for Science's (ICSU) Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) launched this initiative on 14 November in Tunis, Tunisia.

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Digital Curators wage war on terabytes

Digital curators wage war on terabytes As information overload makes meaningful data storage more difficult, a fledgling research centre aims to bring order out of chaos.

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National Library Named New Zealand's First Sun Centre of Excellence

New Zealand's National Library is set to become an international model for preserving electronic heritage material.

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Encouraging Results from Digital Preservation Training Programme Pilot Course Evaluation

Early results of an evaluation of the JISC-funded Digital Preservation Training Programme Pilot Course, held in Warwick on 10-14 October 2005, are encouraging.

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Digital Curation Tools Page

A newly updated catalogue of curation tools has been published on the DCC website. This resource will be extremely useful to the digital curator, and lists a variety of tools for all levels of the digital curation process.

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New Conservation Program for New Media and Digital Information

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart (The Stuttgart Academy of Art & Design) has announced a two-year master-degree (M. A.) programme, starting in April 2006, on long-term preservation and restoration of analogue and digital photographs, video recordings and digital cultural and archival heritage.

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Online Chat Based on "Models of Re-Use for Learning Scenarios" Paper

An online chat with Jean-Philippe Pernin and Anne Lejeune of the CLIPS IMAG laboratory [external] in France is scheduled for Thursday 10 November at 4.00pm CET or 3.00pm GMT. The chat will focus on their paper "Models of re-use for learning scenarios" [external].

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Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has endorsed the statement "Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals." The endorsement reflects ARL's recognition that now is a crucial time for the library community to act in support of initiatives that will ensure enduring access to scholarly e-journals.

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Digital Curation: Where Do We Go From Here? Article

Peter Kerr, Fiona Reddington and Max Wilkinson report on our 1st International Digital Curation Conference held at The Hilton Bath City Hotel on 29-30 September 2005 in Ariadne Issue 45 [external].

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Joint Activity to Standardise use of PDF for Document Archive and Preservation (PDF/A)

A new joint activity, currently referred to as PDF/A, has been initiated between NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, and the Association for Information and Image Management, International (AIIM International) to develop an International standard that defines the use of the Portable Document Format (PDF) for archiving and preserving documents.

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