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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'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.


Big Ideas

At the DPC’s Planning Day at the British Library on 3rd April, we asked attendees to to come up with some 'Big Ideas' for the coalition's next 5 years. Now it's time for the rest of the membership (our Dragon's Den) to vote on and finesse these ideas before we add them to our next Strategic Plan, due to be launched at the end of this year.

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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DPC’s Digital Preservation Handbook wins IRMS Innovation of the Year Award 23 May 2017 The Digital Preservation Coalition wins the IRMS Award for Innovation of the Year in recognition of the re-imagined and revised Digital Preservation Handbook Read Article
Home of the Future: How we would like to be and where we are John McDonough John McDonough Last updated on 11 May 2017 National Archives of Ireland aims to become less a ‘shelter for the past’ and more the ‘home of the future.’ Read how their plans are coming together. Go to Blog
Halcyon On and On: Emulating to Preserve | Briefing Day 22 June 2017 | 10:00 - 16:00 (UK) This full-day briefing session will examine emulation from a practical perspective, and take a look ahead at what the future holds for this technique. View Event
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