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‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’

‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ 

‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’
17/11/2014 09:00 - 18/11/2014 17:00
Wellcome Trust - London
Co-sponsored event (all welcome, registration essential)



The 4C (Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation) Project and the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition) invite you to join them for a two day conference exploring the long term value and sustainability of digital objects.

The 4C Project is an EC-funded initiative that is helping organisations across Europe to invest more effectively in digital curation and preservation. Research in digital preservation and curation has tended to emphasize the cost and complexity of the task in hand. 4C reminds us that the point of this investment is to realise a benefit, so our research must encompass related concepts such as ‘risk’, ‘value’, ‘quality’ and ‘sustainability’. In this major international conference the project will present its major findings and invite a distinguished panel of experts to review and consider the implications of their work. 

Working jointly with the membership of the DPC, the conference will compare the strategic economic aspirations of funders and policy makers against the practical experience of digital preservation, including perspectives from practitioners, vendors and users of digit preservation services.  It will identify emerging best practice and will provide a forum for needs and practical requirements to be articulated. 

Participants will be invited to review key 4C Project deliverables, considering the implications of these resources and providing the opportunity to shape these to suit community needs before they are submitted to the European Commission.  In particular participants will have a final chance to influence the soon to be published Digital Curation Roadmap.

See Final Conference Programme - Days 1 and 2

Webcast Links for Keynote Sessions and Digital Preservation Awards 2014 Ceremony

The conference coincides with a ceremony at which the biennial Digital Preservation Awards will be presented.

The ceremony for the Digital Preservation Awards will take place on the evening of Day 1, with timings as follows:

  • 1830 – Doors open for DPA 2014
  • 1900 – DPA 2014 ceremony
  • 2000 – Drinks reception
  • 2100 – End of Day one


Registration will close at 12 noon on Friday 31st October. There are currently 1 places available and there are 10 places available on the waiting list.

The registration is closed

'Investing in Opportunity' is a free conference but places are limited so booking is essential. If you book a place and can't attend, please let us know no later than 14 days before the event, otherwise we will charge you a non-attendance fee of £150.00.


Wellcome Trust
183 Euston Road
United Kingdom of Great Britain