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The AOR Toolkit

The Assessing Organisational Readiness toolkit was published in May 2016 and is available as a free download. The Toolkit will help you measure your organisational readiness for managing digital content. This process can be useful for making effective decisions about how to create, manage, store and preserve your digital content. Likewise, understanding future requirements is […]

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Announcing the DPTP Digitisation Course

We’re pleased to announce the DPTP Course on Digitisation, which will take place in London on 27th September 2016. It is a one day course, taught through a combination of slides, exercises and discussions, and costs £312.30. The course will cover the basics of digitisation, from the initial planning through project management to protecting and […]

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Selection and Appraisal in the OAIS Model

Following our recent podcast about our free OAIS course, here are some further thoughts about the OAIS Model. We’re aware that there is a process of discussion underway hosted by the DPC, and the sceptical view that follows might be another contribution to that process. Recently I attended the ARA Conference. On 31 August 2016 […]

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New DPTP Programme – launching our first new course

We’re delighted to be opening bookings for the first course in our new DPTP programme. The course is a one-day course, ‘DPTP: Digitisation – from project management to access‘, and it will be held here in Senate House, London, on 27th September 2016. The course will cover the basics of digitisation, from the initial planning […]

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DPTP Online – new teaching course launched

What is DPTP Online? DPTP Online is a new online course that offers paying customers an introduction to digital preservation. It aims to teach students about strategies they can use to make digital preservation possible. This new offering from ULCC is an online learning version of the award-winning face-to-face Course which we have been teaching since 2005. In […]

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See you at ARMA16?

Next week marks our first ever attendance at ARMA’s annual conference (ARMA16), which takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. ARMA is the professional association for research managers and administrators in the UK. We are looking forward to packed agenda and an equally packed ‘house’, with over 700 delegates expected at this year’s conference.

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DART Podcast – The AOR Toolkit

In episode 7 of our DART podcast I sat down with Ed and Steph to discuss the work they’ve both done on updating the AIDA (Assessing Institutional Digital Assets) which we will soon relaunch under its new name – The AOR Toolkit (Assessing Organisation Readiness). Origins of The AOR Toolkit Initially Kevin Ashley and Ed […]

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Preserving Digital Content – Taking first steps with the AOR toolkit

The ART team at ULCC has long had an interest in promoting and selling our digital preservation expertise, in the form of the Digital Preservation Training Programme, and as a consultancy service, and most recently with the the relaunch of the AIDA toolkit as AOR toolkit. However in our work we meet a lot of people […]

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Self-assessment as digital preservation training aid

On the Digital Preservation Training Programme, we always like to encourage students to assess their organisation and its readiness to undertake digital preservation. It’s possible that AIDA and the new AOR Toolkit could continue to have a small part in this process. Self-assessment in DPTP We have incorporated exercises in self-assessment as digital preservation training aid […]

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