Category Archives: preservation

Digital Futures of Special Collections – Workshop

Building on the work of the Creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an e-Repository (CHARTER) project, the university of Exeter Special Collections are holding a free, one day workshop examining the futures of special colections. Digital Futures of Special Collections Workshop Day 16th March 2010 A workshop day aimed at curators and collection … Read more

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Places still available for free digitisation and digital preservation workshops

Places are still available for two free seminars organised by JISC Digital Media on key topics relating to digitisation projects. 1) Successfully Building and Managing Digital Media Collection (5 places remaining) Date: 15th September In order for a digitisation project to provide useful, effective content many interlinking aspects need to be considered. This seminar, which … Read more

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Digital Curation and Preservation Outreach and Capacity Building Event

14-15 September 2009 Holiday Inn, Belfast, Northern Ireland http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/capacity-building-belfast-2009 The Joint Systems Information Committee (JISC) and the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) in co-operation with the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to announce that we will deliver a joint two-day workshop … Read more

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Making the Case for Digitisation

The philosopher, linguist and novelist Umberto Eco described libraries as a form of repository, or bank, which served to secure the written word and the treasures of the text. The essential nature of the library, even today, is therefore one of contradiction: where the traditional processes of cataloguing and classification act to hide and ‘lose’ … Read more

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Web 2.0, IPR and digital preservation: new JISC resources

Two new resources have been recently launched by JISC as guidance on how to deal with IPR issues in Web2.0 content and on digital preservation, including preservation of user generated content. The free Web2Rights online diagnostic tool addresses the confusion often found when dealing with IPR in its relation to Web 2.0 within education, and … Read more

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Large-scale preservation – not just science

The programme for the 4th International Digital Curation Conference, Radical Sharing: Transforming Science? has just been announced, and very interesting it is too. But in the rush to explore the issues related to the preservation of terabytes of astronomical or physical data, it’s worth remembering that it not just the sciences that are the preserve … Read more

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