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Monthly Archives: April 2009

DPTP gets social

For next month’s DPTP we’ve decided to try out some social networking using Crowdvine. If you haven’t used it before it is a very simple social networking site that has been used successfully for many conferences and similar events. It’s not a mandatory part of the course, but we think it’s a great way to find out who else is coming and share ideas and questions, before, during and after the course.

If you are attending DPTP in May, please go to our DPTP network on Crowdvine and sign up for an account. DPTP presenters and organisers are already there: please feel free to ask any questions or make any suggestions.

DPC sponsors DPTP scholarships for May

We’re pleased to say that the DPC has agreed to sponsor two places at the forthcoming open run of the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) at SOAS, 18-20th May 2009. Attendance at DPTP itself is open to everyone, but the sponsored places are only available to staff of DPC member institutions. We’re pleased that this continues the valuable relationship we’ve had between the training programme and DPC since its inception. It also gives us the ideal excuse to welcome William Kilbride back as one of the tutors on the course – he’s a talented teacher and a joy to work with.

DPTP is of value to anyone with responsibility for digital preservation in an institutional context – its aim is to equip you with the knowledge to effect change in the organisation to allow the right things to happen. (If your primary responsibility is scientific data curation, you may find the DCC’s DC 101 course more applicable.)

Applications need to be in by May 5th – it’s not an onerous process, so don’t delay.