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TASI - Digital Preservation advice

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

TASI Logo TASI (Technical Advisory Service for Images) has just published updated versions of An Introduction to Digital Preservation and Establishing a Digital Preservation Strategy.From the TASI Lightbox Blog:  

“Digital preservation is a broad term used to describe the continued accessibility and maintenance of a digital resource safeguarding it into the future. Digital preservation is a vital part of the creation and management of any digital collection, and both these documents are essential reading for anyone embarking on a digitisation project.”

Digital Lives Project website & blog launched

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The Digital Lives Research Project has recently launched a new website and blog.

Digital Lives is an incredibly interesting project, designed to provide a major pathfinding study of personal digital collections. It is so interesting in fact, that two of the LIFE Project team (Rory McLeod and Paul Wheatley) are on the Digital Lives project team.

We’re hiring: LIFE Project Assistant

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

BL Logo Salary £8,454-£10,581 p.a. for 18 hours per week.

Fixed term for 12 months, Based at the British Library

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Project Assistant to provide administrative and research support for the project team and international advisory board. The successful candidate will be involved with assisting with planning, budgeting, report creation and helping to ensure that the project meets its stated objectives.

Candidates must have the ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint, good planning skills, experience of supporting projects and the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.

This position is based at the British Library’s site at St Pancras. The days of work can be mutually agreed and a flexi time system is in operation. Benefits of employment include a career average pension scheme and 22 days annual leave pro rata on appointment.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact me (Richard Davies) on +44 (0) 20 7412 7182 or richard.davies at

Further information on the project is available at the main project site. To apply for this position, please apply online at

Cosing date: 17 October 2007

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