DCC News

DCC Curation Manual Chapter List Online

The DCC Digital Curation Manual will provide detailed and practical information aimed at digital curation practitioners. Each chapter of the manual will place the topic on which it is focused in the context of digital curation by providing an introduction to the subject, case studies and guidelines for best practice(s). A full list of areas that the Curation Manual aims to cover can now be found online.

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DCC Persistent Identifier Workshop

Presentations and sound recordings from the workshop held on 30 June to 1 July are now available.

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E-mail Direct to the DCC Forum

The DCC Forum has been updated to allow interaction by e-mail as well as through the web interface. When subscribing to a forum topic you can now choose to receive postings by e-mail and also post to the forum by e-mail. If you have not done so already you can register as an Associate.

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NIEeS Digital Curation Centre: a community awareness day

Members of the Digital Curation Centre team gave the following presentations at the National Institute for Environmental eScience (NIEeS) Community Awareness day, 16 June 2005: 1. Liz Lyon: Introduction and outreach activities - View or download Powerpoint slides (2846KB) 2. David Giaretta: Developing support for digital curation - View or download Powerpoint slides (472KB) 3. Seamus Ross: DCC services - View or download Powerpoint slides (472KB) 4.

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Phyllis Edwards Memorial Lecture

*** Postponed to a later date *** Chris Rusbridge, director of the Digital Curation Centre will deliver the Phyllis Edwards Memorial Lecture at the ASLIB Biosciences Group Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2005 *** Postponed to a later date ***

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Architecture and Technology for Trusted Digital Repositories

Ronald Jantz and Michael J. Giarlo have written an article for D-Lib Magazine discussing what it means to be a trusted digital repository and how Rutgers believes it is meeting the challenge.

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A Vision for Digital Curation

Seamus Ross and David Giaretta presented this paper at "From Local to Global: Data Interoperability - Challenges and Technologies", an event held by the Mass Storage and Systems Technology Committee of the IEEE Computer Society in Sardinia, Italy in June 2005.

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What's New on the DCC Website

An overview of all the new features that appear on this site has been published.

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New £4m JISC Programme Will Support the Growth of Digital Repositories Across the UK

It was announced today by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) that a new £4m programme will continue JISC's work to encourage the growth of repositories in universities and colleges across the UK. In its 2004 report Scientific Publications: Free for All? the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology hailed the creation of institutional repositories as a means of making research articles more freely available. Furthermore, it specifically praised JISC's work in exploring new models for accessing and sharing such resources.

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Collection and Preservation of At-Risk Digital Geospatial Data

Steve Morris of North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries presented this North Carolina NDIIPP Project - conducted with the U.S. Library of Congress in conjunction with the fairly new National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) - at the joint Digital Curation Centre (DCC)/Database Seminar held on 31 May 2005 at the University of Edinburgh.

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