DCC News

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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Call for Bids: e-Science Workshops

The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for applications for Research Workshops in the area of Arts and Humanities e-Science. Details of the workshops, and how to apply, are available on the AHRC website [external]. The deadline for applications is 12 January 2006.

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NHS Connecting For Health and SNOMED Announce Proposal to Create International Standards Development Organization

Countries Worldwide will have an Opportunity for a Leading Role in the Ownership of SNOMED CT. International, a Division of The NHS Connecting for Health and SNOMED College of American Pathologists (CAP), have announced a proposal to establish an International Standards Development Organization (SDO) to offer countries the opportunity to take a leading role in the development, ownership and maintenance of SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT).

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ARL Endorses Call for Action to Preserve E-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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JISC Issues Call to Preserve Online Journals

JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), in partnership with Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL), today issued a call to librarians and publishers to meet the challenges of preserving online journals. An extended pilot, supported by the DCC, will see the LOCKSS system, devised at Stanford University, deployed in selected libraries in the UK from January 2006.

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Release of PRONOM 4 File Format Registry

The National Archives is pleased to announce the release of PRONOM 4, the latest version of its web-based technical registry to support long-term preservation.

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