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Getting started with digital preservation

Recently, I facilitated a workshop at a University. They are considering a digital preservation strategy for the university and said they “were particularly interested to hear from experts in the area before we embark on the project.” Though their aims have yet to be agreed, this University is moving towards an understanding of what they […]

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Linnean Collections

An Audience With – The Linnean Society

For the sixth episode of our DART podcast series, my colleague Steph and I journeyed to Burlington House, the home of The Linnean Society since 1873, to meet with Elaine Charwat, Deputy Librarian for a private tour of its collections. The Linnean Society Founded in 1788 by botanist Sir James Edward Smith, The Linnean Society […]

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DPC Student event

Digital Preservation for students with DPC

Digital preservation is now an important part of most archives and library/information work, and it’s importance is only set to grow. Getting students studying in these areas to engage with the idea and the practicalities of digital preservation is very important for everyone working in the field. The DPC run an annual Student Conference, ‘What I wish I […]

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Dart Podcast – Beginner’s guide to the OAIS reference model

In our first episode of 2016 I sat down with Steph Taylor and Ed Pinsent to talk about the new, and free, OAIS online course they launched last year. As part of the plan to move away from teaching OAIS in the classroom, the team released this module as the first step towards developing an online learning […]

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Free OAIS Beginners Course – Update

Back at the beginning of November, we launched our first online course, ‘A Beginners Guide to the OAIS Reference Model’. It was free, and available to anyone who wanted to find out more about this subject. A month after going  live, we’ve had a lot of interest. Over 70 people have taken the course in 12 different coutries. As well […]

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Growing The Research Technologies Team

As some of you may have heard, our research technologies team has been ‘busier than a cat in a laser pointer factory‘ over the past few months. And with Timothy moving on to pastures new, we had to hire some extra talent to cope with the increasing demand in our research technologies services, most open access […]

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Building a Digital Preservation Strategy

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IRMS ARAI Event 19 November 2015 Last week I was in Dublin where I gave a presentation for the IRMS Ireland Group at their joint meeting with ARA Ireland. It was great for me personally to address a roomful of fellow Archivists and Records Managers, and learn more about how they’re dealing with digital concerns in […]

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Talking Research Data at RDMF14

RDMF14 workshop

ULCC’s repository team attends the RDMF14 event in York and Andrew Hercules has a recap of the two-day event [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “Talking Research Data at RDMF14″ on Storify</a>]

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DART Podcast – web archiving and research data

Our latest DART podcast  contains a compelling and fascinating interview with Dr Marta Teperek, the Research Data Facilitator at Cambridge University Library’s Research Operations Office. She attended our May Web Archiving 101 Course (featuring guest speakers Dr Peter Webster and Sara Day Thomson) and seemed to derive a lot of benefit from it. She even published […]

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