DCC News

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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DCC Conference - Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the 1st Digital Curation Conference, held on 29 and 30 September 2005, are now available.

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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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