DCC News

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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Job Advertisment for DCC Research Officer - Closing Date 26/8/05

Digital Curation Centre Research Officer (Service Delivery) (Ref 05/275) UKOLN, University of Bath UKOLN is a national focus of expertise in digital information management based at the University of Bath, providing services to the UK library, education and cultural heritage communities.

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DCC Visitor Gives Talk on Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences

From mid-January to mid-July, the DCC was host to a visiting scholar, Associate Professor Zhenxin Wu, from the Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences (LCAS) [external] in Beijing. She gave a presentation, An Introduction to LCAS, to DCC colleagues in Edinburgh on 15 July, just before she returned to China. The DCC staff are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with her and LCAS in the future.

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