DCC News

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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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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