DCC News

DCC Persistent Identifier Workshop

Presentations and sound recordings from the workshop held on 30 June to 1 July are now available.

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E-mail Direct to the DCC Forum

The DCC Forum has been updated to allow interaction by e-mail as well as through the web interface. When subscribing to a forum topic you can now choose to receive postings by e-mail and also post to the forum by e-mail. If you have not done so already you can register as an Associate.

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NIEeS Digital Curation Centre: a community awareness day

Members of the Digital Curation Centre team gave the following presentations at the National Institute for Environmental eScience (NIEeS) Community Awareness day, 16 June 2005: 1. Liz Lyon: Introduction and outreach activities - View or download Powerpoint slides (2846KB) 2. David Giaretta: Developing support for digital curation - View or download Powerpoint slides (472KB) 3. Seamus Ross: DCC services - View or download Powerpoint slides (472KB) 4.

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Phyllis Edwards Memorial Lecture

*** Postponed to a later date *** Chris Rusbridge, director of the Digital Curation Centre will deliver the Phyllis Edwards Memorial Lecture at the ASLIB Biosciences Group Annual General Meeting on 13 July 2005 *** Postponed to a later date ***

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Architecture and Technology for Trusted Digital Repositories

Ronald Jantz and Michael J. Giarlo have written an article for D-Lib Magazine discussing what it means to be a trusted digital repository and how Rutgers believes it is meeting the challenge.

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A Vision for Digital Curation

Seamus Ross and David Giaretta presented this paper at "From Local to Global: Data Interoperability - Challenges and Technologies", an event held by the Mass Storage and Systems Technology Committee of the IEEE Computer Society in Sardinia, Italy in June 2005.

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What's New on the DCC Website

An overview of all the new features that appear on this site has been published.

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New £4m JISC Programme Will Support the Growth of Digital Repositories Across the UK

It was announced today by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) that a new £4m programme will continue JISC's work to encourage the growth of repositories in universities and colleges across the UK. In its 2004 report Scientific Publications: Free for All? the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology hailed the creation of institutional repositories as a means of making research articles more freely available. Furthermore, it specifically praised JISC's work in exploring new models for accessing and sharing such resources.

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Collection and Preservation of At-Risk Digital Geospatial Data

Steve Morris of North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries presented this North Carolina NDIIPP Project - conducted with the U.S. Library of Congress in conjunction with the fairly new National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) - at the joint Digital Curation Centre (DCC)/Database Seminar held on 31 May 2005 at the University of Edinburgh.

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Wired for Maps

Guy McGarva, DCC Geospatial Advisor, gave a presentation at the British Cartographic Society, Map Curators Group, 'Wired for Maps' Training Course held on the 1st of June 2005 at the National Library of Scotland.

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