event: Preservation Of Complex Objects Symposia (POCOS)


Preservation Of Complex Objects Symposia (POCOS)

We are pleased to announce the 3rd POCOS Symposium on Preservation of Games and Virtual Worlds:

• 26-27 January 2012
• The Novotel Hotel, Cardiff, UK
• Organised by the Future-Proof Computing Group, University of Portsmouth, UK.
• Symposium Fee: Free + £10 donation for refreshments (payable at the event)

Online registration: [read more...]


The Novotel Hotel Cardiff
United Kingdom

event: The Digital Preservation Training Programme


The DPTP is a modular training programme, built around themed sessions that have been developed to assist you in designing and implementing an approach to preservation that will work for your institution. Through a wide range of modules, the DPTP examines the need for policies, planning, strategies, standards and procedures in digital preservation, and teaches some of the most up-to-date methods, tools and concepts in the area. It covers these topics via a mixture of lectures, discussions, practical tasks and exercises, and a class project. [read more...]


School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS)
Thornhaugh Street Brunei Gallery, University of London
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

event: Getting started in digital preservation

04/02/2011 10:30
04/02/2011 16:00

Following on from the very successful 'Decoding the Digital' conference, the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to invite you to the first of four events designed to raise awareness of digital preservation issues, increase involvement with digital preservation activities and sign-post the support and resources available to help you on your way. [read more...]


British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

job: Digital Humanities Specialist - University Library

Application Deadline: 

Digital Humanities Specialist

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library

Duties and Responsibilities: [read more...]

job: Humanities Administrator

Application Deadline: 

Job Title: Humanities Administrator
Agency: National Endowment For The Humanities

$62,467.00 - $115,731.00 /year
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 to Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Full Time Excepted Service Term NTE 13 Months
1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
This position is in the excepted service position. Veterans preference does not apply.

JOB SUMMARY: [read more...]

event: Handling for digitisation

18/02/2011 10:00
18/02/2011 16:30

Many organisations are digitising their collections in order to provide wider access and to ensure the long-term preservation of books and documents. This day has been designed to give an overview of how to set up a digitisation project and how to handle physical library and archive items which are being digitised. The training day is led by David Jacobs, Conservation Team Leader at the British Library, and Jonathan Jackson, Senior Imaging Technician at the British Library.

By the end of the day participants will be able to: [read more...]


University of York, Library Offices
Harewood Way
York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

event: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation


Conference Website:

This conference will enable preservation programs from different countries and regions to share information with each other for the purpose of building strategic
international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective digital memory.

The outcomes for the event will be a strategic alignment of national approaches to enable new forms of international collaboration and an edited volume that documents an action plan for building collaboration among interested digital preservation initiatives. [read more...]



project: Unlocking the Celtic Collector; The Mind, Methods and Materials of Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912).

The Carmichael Watson collection in Edinburgh University Library, centred on the papers of the pioneering folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912), is the foremost collection of its kind in the country, and is crucial to understanding the customs, storytelling traditions, poetry, songs and general lore of the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland. The project will see an intense dissemination and research programme alongside development of a digital resource that will enable users to search fully-indexed catalogue descriptions, full text transcriptions and biographical records. [read more]

project: William Godwin's Diary

The project provides a digital edition of the diary of William Godwin (1756-1836). Godwin’s diary consists of 32 octavo notebooks. The first entry is for 6 April 1788 and the final entry is for 26 March 1836, shortly before he died. The diary is a resource of immense importance to researchers of history, politics, literature, and women’s studies. [read more]

project: Paradox of Medieval Scotland (PoMS)

The period between 1093 and 1286 laid the foundations for modern Scotland. At its start, the king of Scots ruled no more than a small east coast realm between Lothian and Moray. At its end, his authority extended over the whole area of modern Scotland apart from the Northern Isles. During the same period, Scotland’s society and culture was transformed by the king implanting a new nobility of Anglo-Norman origin and establishing English influenced structures of law and government. [read more]
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