digital preservation

Counting sheep and other amazing creatures

The University of Glasgow is offering a fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship on managing data related to animal disease outbreaks. This is supported by the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) programme and is suited to those with an interest in digital preservation, data management and epidemiology.

Image credit: CC-BY by Phillip Capper - https://www.flickr.com/photos/flissphil/148026511

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PASIG 2016

Registration is open for the next PASIG event, March 9-11, at the Czech National Library of Technology in Prague. 

 

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DCC, DPC and ULCC launch training needs survey

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) are collaborating on a new survey to gain an updated view on digital archiving and preservation training needs across professional sectors and countries. Colleagues and/or friends who have an interest in digital archiving and preservation are invited to complete the survey available here until Friday 2 October 2015.

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Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - benefits for everyone

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) recently hosted the first Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference. Laura Molloy reports on digital preservation and curation happening in the wild, and the enduring popularity of the DCC's Curation Lifecycle Model.

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First phase of RDS complete - now it's time to cast your votes!

The first phase of Research Data Spring has now concluded with 70 ideas being submitted. Now it is time to start voting!

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Vote for ideas on Research Data Spring

It’s great to see how many ideas have been submitted to the Research Data Spring already. There are already over 40 proposals that cover a wide range of research data challenges. There are only a few days left to submit your ideas – it closes on Monday 12th January - so if you think there are gaps, submit an idea now!
 
Perhaps more importantly, you should register and vote. Jisc needs your input to determine which ideas are of most value to the community so please take some time to read through the proposals, comment and vote. Kevin outlined the process in a blog post last month  After this intial round of voting, a selection of ideas will be pitched to judges at a workshop in February. 

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Cloud Storage and Digital Preservation: New guidance from the National Archives

Universities and other research considering different solutions for the delivery of research data management services may be interested in using 'the cloud' for storage and possibly access.  The UK National Archives will imminently release guidance on the use of 'cloud'-based services for digital preservation, aimed at the public sector.  The guidance will clarify the characteristics, benefits and possible risks of 'cloud'-based services, cover legal, cost and risk issues, and provide five new case studies including one from University of Oxford's private cloud for research data management.

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ANADP wins Preservation Publication Award from Society of American Archivists

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation wins Preservation Publication Award from Society of American Archivists. The volume includes an contribution on Education Alignment authored by Joy Davidson, Sheila Corrall, George Coulbourne and Andreas Rauber. 

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4C consultation is now open!

The 4C project is issuing an open consultation to find people interested in clarifying the costs of curation for their organisation. It consists of an online questionnaire that will start a communication channel for further engagement.
 

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4C Project - Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation

The EC has launched a major new initiative to help organizations invest confidently in digital curation and preservation. 

4C Project - ‘the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation’ - will help organisations across Europe to invest more effectively in digital curation and preservation. 

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