DCC News

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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Latest DCC Information Day Announced

The next scheduled DCC Information Day will be held at the University of Bath on Friday 9th September. The meeting will run from midday until 4.00pm. We are particularly keen to meet with representatives of local institutions with an active or future interest in digital preservation and who are keen to learn more about the work of the Digital Curation Centre. If you are interested in participating in this free event, please confirm your attendance by e-mailing a.mchugh@hatii.arts.gla.ac.ukThe next scheduled DCC Information Day will be held at the University of Bath on Friday 9th September.

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NDAD User Group

To mark the forthcoming re-launch of the National Digital Archive of Datasets website, The National Archives are in the process of setting up a user group. The group will discuss issues of usability and utility for NDAD users and develop promotional methods. Participants will have the opportunity to give their views on the service. The first meeting is due to take place at The National Archives on the 12th October, from 1.00pm - 4.00pm, beginning with a lunch attended by key members of TNA staff. For more information e-mail digital-archive@nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Papers from the ALISS 2005 One-Day Conference

Get free access to the latest papers from the ALISS 2005 one-day conference! Includes:Open Access - The Future of Scholarly Communication? David Prosser Director of SPARC EuropeThe Institutional repository at the LSE Plotting our Course. Sally Rumsey e-Services Librarian , LSE Library JISC/SURF Partnering on Copyright Dr Steve ProbetsFarewell to the TARDis: Embedding an Institutional Repository Project in the Institution. Pauline Simpson, University of Southampton. TARDIS ProjectRepositories and Copyright experiences from the Daedalus Project. Morag Greig Project Manager: Advocacy [DAEDALUS]

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Website Devoted to Copyright in Digital Age for Libraries

The Library of Congress has launched a new public web site to cover the groundbreaking work of a special independent committee. By 2006, this committee will recommend changes to copyright law that recognise the need for exceptions to the law for libraries and archives in the digital age. Public meetings are being planned, and the dates and locations will be posted on their web site.

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DCC Named as One of 10 Promising Initiatives

The RLG has picked out the DCC as one of 10 promising digital preservation initiatives.

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