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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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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International Digital Preservation Day 2017

This year, the first ever International Digital Preservation Day on 30th November 2017 will draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials.

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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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Vacancy for Director at Scottish Council on Archives 25 July 2017 Last week to apply: SCA is seeking a Director to provide organisational leadership, reinforce strategic direction and ensure successful, focused project delivery. Read Article
Art Conservation Meet Software Engineering: Converging Practices in the Preservation of Software-based Art Tom Ensom Tom Ensom Last updated on 23 August 2017 Can software engineering principles really help solve of our digital preservation woes? In this blog post Tom considers what we might learn from the discipline and how such a meeting of practices might be navigated. Go to Blog
PASIG 2017 Oxford 11-13 September | Co-Sponsored Event (All Welcome, Registration Essential) 11 September 2017 PASIG is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience. View Event
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