Many of you may know the good work done by the Digital Curation Centre
in the UK, a central agency to promote digital preservation, which is
funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the
e-Science core programme.  Please see below for their latest efforts
towards promoting international activity and awareness in their areas of


Promoting International Digital Curation and Preservation Activity

***Apologies for cross-posting***

To help promote the range of ongoing, international activity in the
of digital curation and preservation, the Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
would like to encourage you to disseminate information about your
tools, resources, documents, news, and events via the DCC web site. A
short, on-line submission form is available at .

Successfully promoting the curation and preservation of digital
to a range of stakeholder communities depends on a high level of
awareness regarding the breadth of current research activity and a
commitment to collaborate on the development of tools, resources and
practices - both within the UK and internationally. The DCC is committed
undertaking its own research into digital curation and preservation
and to the development of related tools and resources, but are also
eager to
promote the extremely valuable work being done by others in the fields
digital curation and preservation.

By improving the visibility of current international activity, the DCC
to increase the overall awareness of digital curation and preservation
issues but also to help foster collaboration between related
curation and preservation initiatives and stakeholder communities.

Please feel free to forward this on to any lists or individuals that you
feel might be interested in sharing information about their activity in
these areas.

Best regards,

Joy Davidson
DCC Training Coordinator and ERPANET British Editor Humanities Advanced
Technology and Information Institute (HATII) George Service House, 11
University Gardens, University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QJ Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788