DCC

Leadership opportunities

Those interested in leadership in Digital and Data Curation should keep an eye on the relevant UK press and lists over the next week or so for anything of interest...

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DCC web site and Linked Data

We at the DCC are in the early stages of refreshing our web site (www.dcc.ac.uk). Nothing you can see yet, but we're talking to a few consultants about what and how we can do better. The ones we have spoken to so far seem pretty clued up on content management systems, and even on web 2.0 approaches. But questions about the role of the Semantic Web or Linked Data get blank looks.

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How can Social Bookmarking tools support community resource building?

In the DCC we are trying to work out ways that we can present tools to the community that help you to help us, to help you. The most primitive example of this would be the use of email lists: having identified some issue, we ask a question on a list, and use feedback from list members to develop our response to the issue. But we want to go further; just not sure how.In this post I want to explore two use cases where social bookmarking tools might be helpful, and to seek advice on how to take these ideas forward. The two cases are:

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DCC Evaluation survey

We, the DCC, would like your help in evaluating our performance, and to refine our portfolio of products and services and better meet your needs. If you'd like to help then please take a moment to fill in our public survey at: <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/adding/public_survey/>As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering one lucky entrant the chance to win an iPod nano (competition rules apply).

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OAIS revision moving forward?

Just over a year ago, in late August 2007 I wondered what was happening with the required review of the Open Archival Information System standard, which was announced in June 2006, and for which comments closed in October 2006. Well, there is at last some movement.

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New issue of International Journal of Digital Curation

I am very pleased to announce the publication of Volume 3, Issue 1 of the International Journal of Digital Curation, at http://www.ijdc.net/ This is the largest issue so far, including 9 peer-reviewed papers and 8 articles. My thanks to all the contributors, and to Richard Waller for his excellent editorial work. Papers (Peer-reviewed)

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4th Digital Curation Conference: Call for papers

The call is now open at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2008/."The first day of the conference will focus on three key topics:

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Legacy document formats

On the O'Reill XML blog, which I always read with interest (particularly in relation to the shenanigins over OOXML and ODF standardisation), Rick Jelliffe writes An Open Letter to Microsoft, IBM/Lotus, Corel and others on Lodging Old File Formats with ISO. He points out that

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Murray-Rust on Digital Curation Conference day 2

Peter Murray-Rust has written two blog posts (here and here; I'm not sure if those are permanent URL's...) about day 2 of the International Digital Curation Conference in Washington DC. Thanks, Peter.In the first post, he began:

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Murray-Rust on Digital Curation Conference day 1

Peter Murray-Rust has blogged on our conference in Washington DC:Overall impressions - optimistic spirit with some speakers being very adventurous about what we can and should do.He paid particular attention to the national perspective from Australia:

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