DCC News

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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Abstracts Now Available for Workshop on Curation and Preservation of Medical Databases

Abstracts and speaker biographies are now available for all the presentations at the DCC and ERPANET Workshop on the Long-term Curation and Preservation of Medical Databases.

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Act Now to Preserve Research Data for the Future, Warns Head of DCC

Digital information collected by research teams is being lost because contextual data is not being properly recorded, says the head of the UK organisation set up to provide advice on storing information.

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Digital Curation and Preservation: Defining the Research Agenda for the Next Decade

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), and the British Library (BL) are pleased to announce that they will be delivering a two-day workshop to help shape the international digital curation and preservation research agenda for the next ten years. This event will be held at Scarman House at the University of Warwick on 7-8 November 2005. Although participation is by invitation only, we will make the results public.

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CNI Director Looks Forward to Historic First International Conference on Digital Curation

Today the JISC reported that Dr Clifford Lynch, Director of the US-based Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and a keynote speaker at the upcoming international digital curation conference, described the conference as an historic first conference.

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Submit DCC Symposium Questions in Advance!

As part of the 1st International Digital Curation Conference, a DCC Symposium will take place with the aim of exploring what is understood by the concept of digital curation through a highly interactive and participative session. If you are attending the Conference and would like to submit a question in advance, or if you are unable to attend and would like a question to be raised on the day, please send us your questions and we will aim to include them in the discussion.

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DCC Presents Keynote Address at JBiDi 2005

Professor Seamus Ross, DCC Associate Director (Services), is presenting the paper Ensuring the Digital Curation Research Agenda Delivers for Digital Libraries for the keynote address on 13 September at the 5th Conference on Digital Libraries (Jornadas de Bibliotecas Digitales, JBiDi 2005). This paper refines the digital preservation research agenda that the DELOS/NSF workgroup established.

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Audit Checklist for Certifying Digital Repositories Released

The Research Libraries Group (RLG) [external] has just released a draft report for the certification of digital repositories. The draft, titled "An Audit Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories," [external] is the product of a task force working on a joint project between RLG and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) [external].

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openARMS (Open-Source Archival Resource Management System)

The openARMS project seeks to implement all the concepts of OAIS, both the information architecture as well as the functional entities, to ensure long-term preservation of digital information objects. Rolf Petter Waage, IT advisor and Project Manager for the openARMS project, would like to hear from anyone interested in collaborating on the project.

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