DCC News

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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Slides from HATII and DCC Guest Lecture Now Available

The PowerPoint slides from Dr Kenneth Thibodeau's presentation on Building the Archives of the Future, held at the University of Glasgow on 10 October 2005, are now available.

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New ISO Standard Will Ensure Long Life for PDF Documents

The PDF (Portable Document Format) for storing and sharing information electronically has become part of the organizational landscape of today and a new ISO standard will ensure that PDF files remain in good shape for a long time into the future.

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Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories: Creating a Mandate for the Digital Curation Centre (DCC)

Seamus Ross and Andrew McHugh present an introduction to audit and certification of digital repositories, as well as some relevant initiatives in which the Digital Curation Centre will engage.

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Slides from DCC Seminar Now Available

The PowerPoint slides from Greg Janée's presentation on The National Geospacial Digital Archive, held at the DCC head office on 27 September 2005, are now available.

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DCC Conference - Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the 1st Digital Curation Conference, held on 29 and 30 September 2005, are now available.

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Presentations Now Available from iPRES

The presentations from the International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES) event held on September 15th 2005 - September 16th 2005 are now available. Of particular interest are the following presentations by members of the DCC:A National Preservation Policy For The UK - Thoughts And Challenges [PDF, 125KB]Manjula Patel DELOS - New Developments [PDF, 78KB]Michael Day

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Saving the Present - RLG News Release

Much of the past has already been lost to modern society; rich, cultural history obliterated by the vicissitudes of wars, natural disasters, or simply through lack of proper care. The celebrated collections in The Royal Library of Alexandia were destroyed by fire. Priceless versions of The Koran were lost forever in the lootings of Iraq's National Library in Baghdad.

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