A few months back, during the Personal Digital Archiving 2013 conference, I was struck by how much interesting research was being done in the field of digital preservation. Everything from digital forensics to gamification, all of it thoughtful, much of it very practical and applicable. Still, I couldn’t help wishing that there was even more [...] [...]
The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group co-chair and a former Fellow in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to teach a personal digital archiving workshop at the [...] [...]
Call for papers is open til 1st October 2013 The Centre of Excellence for Digital Preservation, C-DAC, India and Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), are pleased to announce the APA International Conference on Digital Preservation and Development of Trusted Digital … Continue reading → [...]
Digital Preservation Officer
Position type: Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 13th May 2013
Salary: Band 6, £27,420 – £31,788
An exciting opportunity to preserve the nation’s digital heritage!
National Library of Scotland is seeking a dedicated information or digital technology professional with excellent digital preservation skills and experience to help preserve the nation’s digital heritage for future generations. You will play a key role in the on-going development of the Library’s digital preservation environment, policy, and strategies, and in ensuring that the digital content that the we create and collect today remains understandable and accessible in the future. The Digital Preservation Officer will be a key member of the Digital Assets Team, and will work with NLS staff and partners, and the digital preservation community across the UK and beyond.
Closing date for completed applications: Monday 13th May 2013
For more information please see the Library’s career site http://bit.ly/YwYti7
Digital Preservation Officer
Position type: full time, fixed term (18 months)
Closing Date: 02 April 2013
Salary: £27,854 – £36,298 pa
Location: Warwick, UK
You will support the introduction and development of digital preservation within the Library and Modern Records Centre. You will also be required to develop and implement policies, procedures and guidance, including the deployment of appropriate standards, for the effective curation, preservation and future migration of digitised and born-digital collections.
You will have experience of digital preservation theory and best practice and will possess knowledge of appropriate technical standards, digital preservation tools and repositories. An understanding of current and future developments in digital archives is essential.
The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Tuesday 02 April 2013.Further details, and application, are available at https://secure.admin.warwick.ac.uk/webjobs/jobs/management/job15268.html
In this issue: What’s On – Forthcoming events from April 2013 onwards Who’s Hiring – Job vacancies from DPC members and associated institutions What’s New – New reports and initiatives since the last issue What’s What – Capital, revenue and the g… [...]
The following is a guest post by Tess Webre, former intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress Preservation Week 2013 might be over, but digital preservation must go on every week of the year. In truth, preservation is an ongoing, long lasting process that requires active management. Don’t despair, though. I have some helpful suggestions to [...] [...]
Portico is pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its journal. Through this agreement, PNAS ensures that its e-journal will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. “PNAS is delighted to … [...]
CURATEcamp AVpres 2013 will focus on the digital preservation & access needs of audiovisual collections. The event will take place on April 19th, 2013, from 12pm EST until the end of the day. View the wiki page for more information: http://bit.ly/WhtgS1
Check it out! (Attend online! For free!) You may register and propose topics here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHl2…
This CURATEcamp is unique in that it will span three physical sites via Google Hangout which will also allow virtual attendees to participate. Brought to you by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Open Source Committee & CURATEcamp!
Portico is now preserving e-books from more than 90 university presses in 6 countries. This includes Cambridge University Press and university press e-books hosted by JSTOR (Books at JSTOR), Project Muse (UPCC Collections), and Oxford University Press (University Press Scholarship Online). These presses and their platform partners are contributing to the preservation of tens of … [...]