The Digital Repository of Ireland, in collaboration with the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD Programme, is offering a scholarship to attend ‘What I Wish I Knew Before I Started’, the 2016 Digital Preservation Coalition Student Conference, taking place on 22 January 2016 in Senate House, London. This is a one-day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation, and will bring a select group of leading practitioners together with the next generation of archivists, records managers and librarians to discuss the challenges of digital collections management and digital preservation.
There is one scholarship available for a student of the DAH Programme to attend this conference. The scholarship will reimburse vouched travel and accommodation expenses up to the value of €200. To apply, please submit a paragraph outlining how this conference will benefit you in your research (maximum 300 words). The paragraph should cover the following criteria and the winner will be chosen based on how best they respond to the following points:
- The importance of digital data preservation to your DAH PhD research so far,
- How this conference would benefit your research project,
- Outline the method(s) and infrastructures you have investigated for long-term preservation of your research data, and how these fit into current best practice.
Please send your paragraph and a short cover letter including your name, institution of study, year of study, title of research project and contact details in an email to DAH Knowledge Transfer Co-ordinator Clare Lanigan by 10am Monday January 4th, 2016.