News Archive

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Here you will find news and announcements that have previously been posted on the DPE website.

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Archived news items from October 2007

DigitalPreservationEurope Survey on long-term preservation issues in European institutions

Posted on 20th September 2007

DPE invites archives, research institutions and relevant industry representatives to complete its survey on log-term preservation issues. The purpose of this survey is to identify present common practice and future plans considering digital preservation. Results will be published in a revised Market and Technology Trends Analysis made available on the DPE website. Complete Survey.

DPE, PLANETS, and CASPAR Second Annual Conference: Progress towards Addressing Digital Preservation Challenges (5-6 September 2007)

Posted on 20th August 2007

DPE, PLANETS, and CASPAR are delighted to announce their second annual joint conference to introduce participants to a range of tools and resources and to explain how these fit into the evolving context of the international curation and preservation landscape. Full details

The 1st joint DPE/Planets/NESTOR training event ‘Principles of Digital Preservation: a hands-on approach’ (1.-5. October 2007 Vilnius, Lithuania)

Posted on 20th August 2007

DPE, Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services (PLANETS) and Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital resources (NESTOR) are delighted to announce that they will be delivering their first joint training event to introduce the Principles of Digital Preservation. Full details

DRAMBORA is a joint nominee for Digital Preservation Award 2007 (DPC)

Posted on 15th June 2007

"DRAMBORA, a consortium of three major international digital preservation projects, to which the DPE has made a significant contribution, is one of five short listed nominees for the Digital Preservation Award, sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition as part of the 2007 Conservation Awards.
The Digital Preservation Award is sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition. This prestigious Award recognises achievement and encourages innovation in the new and challenging field of digital preservation – simply put, preserving things whose very existence depends on computers.
The award will be announced at a dinner at the British Museum on September 27th." More Info

Nestor Spring School 2007- Introduction to Digital preservation

Posted on 29th May 2007

nestor , the German "Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources", held its Spring School 2007 in Gernrode/Harz, Germany, from 11 – 15 March. This five day training event was organised by the Goettingen State and University Library (SUB), as the nestor partner responsible for training and education, together with representatives from FE and HE institutions. The event was sponsored by the Digital Preservation Europe (DPE) project and supported by the DELOS network of Excellence. The report on this event, written by Stefan Strathmann, can be found on our publications page.

DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) Conference, Vilnius, 29 June 2007

Posted on 22nd May 2007

In conjunction with the late June meeting of the partners leading DigitalPreservationEurope Vilnius University Faculty of Communication is organizing a conference on the preservation of digital contents on the 29th of June 2007. Participants in the conference will have the possibility to hear talks by and discuss with prominent specialists in the field of digital preservation.
Working language is English. Participation is free of charge. More Info

DPE Report on Market and Technology Trends Analysis

Posted on 14th May 2007

DPE has published a report on the Market and Technology Trends Analysis that will be used and distributed by the project. Read the report [PDF, 904KB]

DCC and DPE Digital Repository Audit Tooklit and Tutorials

Posted on 7th March 2007

Together with The UK Digital Curation Centre, we are delighted to announce the release of our Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA) toolkit and supporting tutorials. This toolkit facilitates internal audit by providing repository administrators with a means to assess their capabilities, identify their weaknesses, and recognise their strengths. Read the full announcement

Ex-cite unconference report now available

Posted on 25th January 2007

A report on the ex-cite unconference on citation in digital environment held in Florence at the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza on December 16th, 2006 is now available. More Info

DPE online delphi survey now available

Posted on 19th January 2007

A DPE research roadmap is currently in preparation and to deliver a vision for digital preservation and curation we need your help.

The online delphi survey gives you the opportunity to answer five questions about five important digital preservation and curation themes and your input will have a direct impact on the roadmap's recommendations. Find out more and participate in the survey here

DPE User Community Registration unveiled

Posted on 12th December 2006

Registration for the DigitalPreservationEurope user community is now available. Register to receive discounts for DPE events, to participate in exciting digital preservation activities, to access invaluable resources and more! Find out more and register here

First DPE Newsletter Released

Posted on 8th December 2006

DigitalPreservationEurope is pleased to announce the release of its first newsletter. This first newsletter provides a handy overview of our activities and how organisations and individuals can get involved in our work. Read the newsletter [PDF, 1MB]