DCC News

The 2005 Conservation Awards - Student Conservator of the Year Award and Anna Plowden Award Shortlist

The Student Conservator of the Year Award 2005 (£10,000, split between the winning student and the training body) draws attention to the achievements of students and the high standards of UK conservation courses. The Anna Plowden Award for Research and Innovation in Conservation 2005 (£2000) is for the best completed programme of research or development aimed at furthering the practice of conservation. See the 19 July 2005 Press Release for details of those shortlisted for the award.

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The 2005 Conservation Awards - Digital Preservation Award Shortlist

The Digital Preservation Award of £5,000 is sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition. This prestigious Award recognises the many new initiatives being undertaken in the challenging field of digital preservation. See the 12 July 2005 Press Release for details of those shortlisted for the award.

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Digital Preservation Training Programme: registration of interest

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is a JISC-funded project which offers practical training and support all staff involved in managing digital information within their institutions. The pilot training programme will be geared towards Higher Education and Further Education institutions but the content will also be broadly applicable to a range of institutional settings.

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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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