Our Digital Memory Accessible Tomorrow

The Digital Preservation Coalition exists to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow. We enable our members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital collections and raising awareness of the attendant strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. We achieve our aims through advocacy, workforce development, capacity-building and partnership.

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'Connecting the Bits' Members Unconference and Networking Event

This year, the unconference will follow one theme: our new Strategic Plan. The agenda will be generated by participants in the morning, then delivered in the afternoon. This format privileges debate and discussion, and it ensures that anyone with a burning issue or success story has a chance to share it. Because members set the agenda, it provides a unique opportunity to steer the Coalition's programme... for the next 5 years.

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Become a DPC Commercial Supporter

The DPC's Commercial Supporter Programme is good news for vendors, who already contribute much needed perspectives into the DPC’s discussions on an ad hoc basis; and for members, with the programme enabling much greater insight into their needs and requirements.

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Digital Preservationists Anonymous (Fail Club)

Join an anonymous group of DPC members (and only DPC members) on 18th May, to share the mistakes made and the pain suffered in the first of this new format events informally named 'Fail Club.' Together, we will learn from our challenges and find a way to move forward.

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We are building:

  • A political and institutional climate responsive to the need for digital preservation
  • Competent and responsive workforces ready to address the challenges of digital preservation
  • Better tools, smarter processes and enhanced capacity in digital preservation
  • Closer and more productive collaboration within and beyond the Coalition

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Digital Preservation Handbook

The Handbook aims to identify good practice in creating, managing and preserving digital materials. By providing a strategic overview of the key issues, discussion and guidance on strategies and activities, and pointers to key projects and reports, the Handbook aims to provide guidance for institutions and individuals and a range of tools to help them identify and take appropriate actions.

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Digitisation Support Officer post with Wellcome 25 April 2017 Wellcome are looking for a Digitisation Support Officer to carry out assessment, preparation, cataloguing and retrievals for the digitisation of Wellcome Collection materials. Read Article
Quantitative File Formats for Preservation Jenny O'Neill Jenny O'Neill Last updated on 28 April 2017 This is what I have learned. There are three issues here: formats for ingest, dissemination and preservation. Go to Blog
Digital Preservationists Anonymous | Members-Only 18 May 2017 | 10:00 - 16:00 Digital Preservationists Anonymous will bring together DPC members (and only DPC members) to share the mistakes made and the pain suffered. Together, we will learn from these challenges and find a way to move forward. View Event
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