Updates

Webinars on Three Important Open-source Tools

Happy New Year! We wanted to begin this New Year by letting you know about three upcoming webinars that will take a look at some very helpful open-source tools. The seminars will be hosted by AVPreserve – an organization that DPN is partnering with to develop a curriculum to help practitioners understand how best to establish digital preservation workflows. We highly recommend you check out the information below and participate if at all possible.

January 19, 2017  /  2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
Webinar: Exactly: a tool that enables simple, safe and verifiable delivery of digital materials from a sender to a recipient.
Registration Link  /  Info on Exactly  /  Instructor Bertram Lyons

January 27, 2017  /  2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
Webinar: AVCC: a web-based collection management application that enables the efficient production of information critical to prioritizing and planning preservation work with audiovisual materials.
Registration Link  /  Info on AVCC  /  Instructor Rebecca Chandler

February 8, 2017  /  2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
Webinar: Fixity: a tool that allows simple and automated monitoring and reporting of file integrity and attendance to let you know if files in your collection are valid, corrupt, new, missing, moved or renamed.
Registration Link  /  Info on Fixity  /  Instructor Amy Rudersdorf

Updates

Important Update Regarding Deposits, Pricing, & Services

DPN's Chief Operating Officer and Services Manager, Mary Molinaro, sent an important year-end letter to all members updating them on several key changes. DPN and the community of members are making great strides as they work together to preserve valuable resources that are vital for future generations. You may read the letter here.

Updates

DPN & DuraCloud Vault Preserving Institutional Treasures

DPN & DuraCloud Vault have published a press release highlighting institutional treasures that have been permanently preserved. Special collections from Tufts University Library, University of Kentucky Libraries Nunn Center, and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Library are highlighted in the release.

Updates

Call for Metadata Focus Group Participants

The Preservation Metadata Standards Working Group is interested in learning more about your institution’s unique use cases for DPN.

Participants in the focus group can expect to share unique use cases and discuss how the Preservation Metadata Standards Working Group might best support their preservation efforts. The Working Group will also inform participants of our progress, which could potentially be useful for thinking about initial deposit preparations. If you choose to participate, the group will work to make sure it will be an efficient and helpful use of your time. 

To take part in this initiative, please select this link for our sign-up form, which will ask basic information about you, your institution and staffing, as well as information about the materials you intend to deposit. We estimate it will take approximately five minutes to sign up for the focus group and approximately an hour for the initial focus group session. Thank you for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Updates

Winter is Coming...

DPN members are reminded that it is now time to be initiating 2016 deposits into DPN, if this has not already been completed.  There are many member institutions who have finalized deposit agreements and are depositing content, but for those who have not yet signed an agreement it is time to initiate that process.  The deposit agreement template can be downloaded on this site under Members > Legal Agreements.  Institutions can make needed changes to the template (be sure those changes are tracked) and send the template to me as soon as possible (mary@dpn.org). 

If the institution will be using DuraCloud Vault/Chronopolis or DuraCloud Vault/Texas Preservation Node as the means of depositing content, the account creation process can be started concurrent to the negotiation of the deposit agreement.  Just let us know your intentions. We will notify APTrust of signed deposit agreements for APTrust members, so the deposit process can be started.

Content should be in the actual deposit stage before November 21.  If your institution will have trouble completing everything by that date, please contact me to discuss the problem.

Questions?  Please let us know. Thanks!    -Mary