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Recording – Research Funding Requirements Webinar

You may know we’ve held research funding requirements webinar entitled ‘Key steps in meeting funding requirements’ last week. We had close to 70 attendees from nearly as many UK HE institutions. As part of the registration process we asked delegates what their number one concern is in meeting research funding requirements. Surprisingly an overwhelming majority (74%) said having […]

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Updating the AIDA toolkit

This week, I have been mostly reworking and reviewing the ULCC AIDA toolkit. We’re planning to relaunch it later this year, with a new name, new scope, and new scorecard. AIDA toolkit – a short history The AIDA acronym stands for “Assessing Institutional Digital Assets”. Kevin Ashley and myself completed this JISC-funded project in 2009, and […]

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2015 Digital Preservation Training Needs Survey: What we learned so far…

In Autumn 2015 ULCC worked with colleagues from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) to conduct the Digital Archiving & Preservation Training Needs Survey (#DAPTNS15). We were delighted to receive 216 responses to our survey. We’ve been looking at the results in the hopes they’ll tell us something about training […]

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Transcriptorium – The Journey to a Crowdsourcing Platform

At the end of 2015 we saw the last sprint of work of a very comprehensive European project called Transcriptorium (TS), which lasted three years and has been funded by the European Commission. Transcriptorium is part of the 7th Framework Programme funding European research and technological development. For this project, ULCC has developed one of the […]

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Webinar – Key steps in meeting funding requirements

With the HEFCE Open Access deadline of 1 April 2016 fast approaching, we have received a number of queries regarding compliance. In response we will be running a webinar ‘Key steps in meeting funding requirements’ on Wednesday, 24 February at 3.30PM (GMT). In it we will highlight a number of practical solutions already being used by institutions […]

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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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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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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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