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Winchester, MA Understanding and evaluating valuable specialized digital collections for long-term preservation, and establishing organizational workflows to ensure that they become part of an institution’s digital resources can be time consuming and costly. The ArchivesDirect hosted service offers a perfect combination of Artefactual Systems digital preservation expertise plus dependable storage in DuraCloud–AND this soup-to-nuts hosted service is now even more affordable.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-07-21 09:51

North Dartmouth, MA  The University of Massachusettes Dartmouth and Brown University will host the Third Annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance Meeting on September 25 in The Grand Reading Room at the Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Submission topics include a variety of topics including but not limited to:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-07-21 09:10

Winchester, MA  DuraSpace has joined global organizations in signing the Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age. The document advocates for rapid changes to intellectual property (IP) law in order to promote wide and equal access to data.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-06-01 11:26

From Nancy McGovern, Director, Digital Preservation Management Workshops; Head, Curation and Preservation Services, MIT Libraries

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-04-14 12:28

From Jon Dunn, Julie Speer, and Sarah Shreeves, OR2015 Conference Organizing Committee; Holly Mercer, William Nixon, and Imma Subirats OR2015 Program Co-Chairs

Indianapolis, IN  We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 10th International Conference on Open Repositories, to be held on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Full registration details and a link to the registration form may be found at:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-03-11 10:08

From Michele Kimpton, Chief Executive Officer, DuraSpace, and Paul N. Courant, Chair, DuraSpace Board of Directors, University of Michigan, on behalf of the DuraSpace Board of Directors

Winchester, MA  It brings us great pleasure to announce that the DuraSpace Board of Directors has chosen Debra Hanken Kurtz to serve as the new CEO for the Organization.  Kurtz is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Digital Library.  She will begin in her new role on February 16, 2015 and establish an office in Austin, Texas to manage DuraSpace business operations.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-01-20 11:31

From Amy Rudersdorf <amy@DP.LA>

Boston, MA  The Digital Public Library of America seeks applicants to serve as Service Hubs and Content Hubs in our growing national network. The applications and corresponding instructions are available from the links below.

• Service Hub Application:‎

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2014-12-03 09:23

Winchester, MA  The New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance regional meeting was held on October 30 and hosted by the Five College Digital Preservation Task Force at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Michele Kimpton, CEO, DuraSpace gave a presentation that reviewed the DuraCloud/Archivematica Pilot and offered details on how this end-to-end preservation solution meets all the needs identified by POWRR (Preserving Digital Objects with Restricted Resources).

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2014-11-17 08:54

From Susan Manus, Library of Congress, NDIIPP

Washington, DC  The August 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available.

In this issue:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2014-08-07 15:19