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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (Office Closing 20th Dec.)

The DPC would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all its members and friends, thanking you for your support in 2016.  It's been a very busy year, with highlights including the launch of the 2nd edition of the Digital Preservation Handbook; the relaunch of our training series 'Getting Started' and 'Making Progress'; a new invitation to commercial supporters, the explicit encouragment of memberships outside of the UK, and a celebration of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards.

OAIS Review: Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for sending submissions on changes in the OAIS standard to the official CCSDS channel ( is 31 december 2016 and is approaching fast. If you in the past added some suggestions for change to the DPC OAIS Community wiki, we would like to draw your attention to the following: The DPC OAIS Community Wiki now has a page where proposals can be discussed before they are officially submitted to the OAIS 2012 review process:

Academic Preservation Trust Joins the DPC

The DPC is delighted to welcome the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) as the newest associate member. Based at the University of Virginia, the APTrust is a 16-member consortium of American research university libraries committed to the creation and management of a sustainable environment for digital preservation. “For us, the issue is only partially technical,” explains Chip German, Program Director of APTrust.

Digital Preservation Coalition open for international membership

The Digital Preservation Coalition is a not-for-profit membership agency which provides training, advocacy, capacity-building and partnerships in digital preservation, helping our members ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. It's a global endeavour. So from 1st August 2016 we will encourage and approve well-founded applications to join the Coalition as full or associate members from around the World. Until now, members have primarily been based in the UK and Ireland.

Vacancy at The Science Museum Group: Digitization Manager

Digitization ManagerLocation: Any Science Museum Group Site (UK)Position Type: Full Time / PermanentSalary: 'Competitive'Closing Date:     2nd May 2016 Play a leading role in making the world's greatest collection of science, technology, medicine and transport available online. The Science Museum Group is taking a new approach to making its collections more accessible and better appreciated by our audiences.

Webinar 17th Feb: PERICLES Sheer Curation Tools

The DPC is delighted to invite members to join a webinar on Wednesday 17th February 1400-1500 with the PERICLES project. PERICLES is a 4-year EU-funded RTD project (Feb 2013 – Jan 2017). This webinar will briefly outline the key concepts that are guiding the PERICLES research and development and introduce you to notions of “digital ecosystem”, “model-driven approach”, “scenario-based testbeds” and “sheer curation”.

The National Archives wants to hear from you…

The UK National Archives are running an online survey to find out more about the needs of academics and researchers and the ways in which they might work more closely with the academic and scholarly communities, and to help inform the development of their services.If you are an academic, early career researcher, postgraduate student or independent researcher, they would like to hear from you.

Vancancies at Sheffield University: Lecturers and Senior-Lecturer/Reader

Lecturers and Senior Lecturer/Reader (3 Posts)Location: SheffieldSalary: £38,896 to £46,414 per annum, with potential to progress to £52,219 OR £49,230 to £55,389 per annum, with potential to progress to £64,188 Contract Type: Permanent / Full TimeClosing Date: 18th Feb 2016 The Information School at the University of Sheffield is recognised nationally and internationally for its world-class research, excellence in teaching, and the achievements of its graduates.

Digital Preservation Meets Big Data, Cambridge 14-15th March

The University of Cambridge’s Big Data Strategic Research Initiative are pleased to announce a multidisciplinary conference on long term data preservation, to be held at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge on 14-15 March 2016. As the worldwide volume of digital data undergoes exponential growth, Big Data technology allows unexpected value to be derived from existing and new datasets, and increasingly huge datasets to be recorded across all areas of academic research.

Vacancy at Tate: Conservation Manager for Time-Based Media

Conservation Manager, Time-Based Media Location: Millbank and Southwark, LondonPosition Type: Permanent, Full-timeSalary: 34,680 GBPClosing Date: 1700 Thursday, 4 February 2016 This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the key artworks in the world, joining Tate's Collection Care division in the new role of Conservation Manager: Time Based Media.

Two Vacancies at Tate: Conservation Technician and Senior Conservation Technician

Senior Conservation Technician, Time Based Media Reference:TG1194 Position type: Permanent, Full-time (36 hours per week)Salary:£24,360 per annum Location: London - Tate Store, Southwark Closing date:18 December 2015 at 17:00 Conservation Technician, Time Based Media Reference:TG1175 Position type: Fixed-term (7 months), Full-time (36 hours per week)Salary:£21,011 per annum Location: London - Tate Store, Southwark Closing date:18 December 2015 at 17:00 Tate is seeking a Conservation...

DPC Invites Members to Attend its 13th Annual General Meeting

DPC is delighted to invite members to the 13th Annual General Meeting of the DPC which will be held at 14.45 on Monday the 30th of November 2015 in the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3DG. The meeting is expected to end at approximately 1530 and will be followed by a tour of the Library.  Tea and coffee will be available from 1430.  This year’s AGM will include the first inaugural DPC President’s Address, by Richard Ovenden.

Your Coalition Needs You: Sub-Committees and Finance Director

The DPC is owned and run for its members. We need to understand members needs and need to be accountable to them. Our working assumption has always been that the Board, constituted from our full members, ensures we are responsive and transparent. On that basis our programme and our membership have expanded substantially in recent years. It’s a success but we are aware that complexity challenges transparency and makes it harder for us to understand your needs.