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tDAR is now part of DataONE

Digital Antiquity is proud to announce that tDAR is now a formal member node of the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE). DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. DataONE offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle from data collection, to management, analysis and publication.

Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: Salute!

In December of last year (2016), I completed the final stage of the digital archive and dissemination for the The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain project. The first publication and (revised) online resource were launched at a meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies at Senate House of the University of London.

tDAR, Mortality, and YOU

Guest post by Katherine Spielmann, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University School of Evolution and Social Change  When I decided to retire I was faced with making seven seasons of Southwestern excavation data and many, many years of analytical data available to our profession. I spent much of Fall 2015 making that happen through uploading multitudes of excel spreadsheets, associated coding keys, and reports to tDAR.

Taking a look back at 2016

We had a busy year at the Center for Digital Antiquity in 2016, tDAR continued to grow with significant contributions from the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization , US Air Force, and US Army Corps of Engineers. tDAR had one major software releases, Obsidian which focused on enhancing the collections pages, searching, data integration, and added new APIs for working with data and metadata in tDAR.

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.

20-minute survey on file format conformity checking for PREFORMA

The PREFORMA project (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) team need your input. Please take this 20-minute survey about your instiution's file format conformity checking. The PREFORMA project works on one of the main challenges memory institutions are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital data. This issue is also important for LIBER’s community.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees are looking for an Associate Archivist in Digital Preservation

Title: Associate Archivist (Digital Preservation) Job ID: 13345 Location: Europe Contract type: Full-time Closing date: Tuesday, 27 December 2016 (midnight Geneva time) Vacancy Announcement The Archives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees exists to make the experience of UNHCR, as embodied in its records and related materials, available to guide and assist the Organization in planning and conducting its activities, and to provide information to meet the research needs...

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees are looking for an Associate Archivist in Digital Preservation

Title: Associate Archivist (Digital Preservation) Job ID: 13345 Location: Europe Contract type: Full-time Closing date: Tuesday, 27 December 2016 (midnight Geneva time) Vacancy Announcement The Archives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees exists to make the experience of UNHCR, as embodied in its records and related materials, available to guide and assist the Organization in planning and conducting its activities, and to provide information to meet the research needs...

OAIS Review: Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for sending submissions on changes in the OAIS standard to the official CCSDS channel (http://review.oais.info/) 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: http://wiki.dpconline.org/index.

University of Glasgow advertises a Studentship in Digital Preservation and Veterinary Public Health

PhD Studentship to support: ‘Counting sheep and other amazing creatures: managing animal surveillance to invigorate intelligent response to animal disease outbreaks'. The deadline is 12 noon, Friday 13 January 2017 About the Project Contingency planning for exotic disease outbreaks has been at the top of the agendas for UK & Scottish government policy makers, the livestock industry, and the public, after the animal disease outbreaks in the recent past (e.g.

DAH Scholarships Available for DPASSH 2017

The Digital Repository of Ireland, in collaboration with the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD Programme, is offering scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities (DPASSH) conference, which will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton. Priority will be given to current DAH PhD students (although applications will be considered from others), and to those who are submitting an abstract to the conference.