APARSEN “Access and Usability in Digital Preservation” Training

APARSEN “Access and Usability in Digital Preservation” Training 

Italy – Florence

17-18 September 2014 – Events

APARSEN is organizing next September 17th-18th in Florence (Italy) a training event on “access and usability of digital content in a long term vision”.

As digital preservation standards and practices reach new levels of maturity, there is a rising need of a much more increased focus on particular issues, that regard the access and use of preserved digital objects. For example:

what policies do we need to put into place to help us manage preservation to ensure access and usability?

how can be provided access whilst managing digital rights appropriately?

how can persistent identifiers be applied to digital objects so that they remain discoverable over time?

how can it be ensured that the digital objects we preserve are usable and understandable?

Source: DCH-RP

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Cooperation and Collaboration: Digital Preservation 2014

Cooperation and Collaboration: Digital Preservation 2014  by Barbie E. Keiser

The 330 digital archivists who met in Washington, D.C., for the third annual Digital Preservation conference were treated to 2 days of presentations on July 22–23. Prior to 2012, this gathering was called the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) Partners Meeting. Thursday, July 24 featured CURATEcamp, an unconference held at The Catholic University of America, which “focused on exploring the collecting, preserving and providing access to records of digital culture.” An active Twitter feed (#digpres14) gives those who were unable to attend an excellent record of the goings-on throughout the conference, with links to relevant material, postconference write-ups, and blog posts. Links to presentation slides are embedded in the conference agenda.

Source: Information Today

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DAM Foundation Launches Online Courses

DAM Foundation Launches Online Courses 

The DAM Foundation Education Committee is pleased to announce the launch of its first online course, Introduction to Digital Asset Management. This adult educational offering is the only Digital Asset Management program that offers participants access to working DAM professionals as part of the curriculum.  Those who sign up for the program are offered feedback on their written assignments by members of the DAM Foundation education committee via email. Each course builds on the next, and a passing mark on assignments is required to advance to the next lesson.

The first lesson of the five-part Introduction to Digital Asset Management course is offered for free at damfoundation.org. Should participants complete the first lesson and achieve a passing mark from the education committee member overseeing their work, then the opportunity to sign up for the remaining lessons in the course will be offered. The cost of the entire five part course is $360.00 USD, and upon completion participants will receive a certificate from the DAM Foundation, as well as publicity via the DAM Foundation’s social media channels celebrating their accomplishment. The time frame for completed coursework is extended as it is expected that participants are working professionals themselves. Participants will be given six months from the pass mark of the first lesson to complete the coursework for all five lessons. Details of required coursework can be read on the Introduction to Digital Asset Management main page.

Source:  DAM Foundation

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Fury at bungling BBC after tributes to Jimmy Savile appear alongside website reports of Robin Williams’ ‘suicide’

Fury at bungling BBC after tributes to Jimmy Savile appear alongside website reports of Robin Williams’ ‘suicide’ 

  • BBC tribute to Jimmy Savile appeared beside news of Robin Williams’ death
  • BBC said website rankings depend entirely on what readers are looking at
  • The Savile story featured praise from several celebrities and even royalty
  • One Twitter users claimed the Savile story was ‘ridiculously inappropriate’
  • A licence fee payer described the Savile tributes as ‘a sick joke’
  • Robin Williams was found dead in his Californian home yesterday morning
  • The BBC said it does not delete stories from its online archive
  • BBC said social media users sharing the Savile story raised its popularity

Source: Mail Online.

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