The DPC's 'Digitally Endangered Species' is a crowd-sourcing exercise to discover which digital materials our community thinks are most at risk, as well as those which are relatively safe thanks to digital preservation.

By compiling and maintaining this list over the coming years, the DPC aims to celebrate great digital preservation endeavors as entries become less of a ‘concern,’ whilst still highlighting the need for efforts to safeguard those still considered ‘critically endangered.’ 

We'd like you to add your nominations to the list by describing the kind of digital material it is, an explanation of why you think it is at risk, an indication of the risk level you would ascribe to it and the significance you think this has for our digital legacy.

Your nominations will be collated and evaluated by an international panel of experts in digital preservation, before being published. Your personal details will not be published in association with your nomination. We will simply use this information to provide context.

Entries are now closed, and the Bit List of Digitally Endanagered Species will be revealed on 30th November for International Digital Preservation Day.


Image courtesy of glennbphotoThe Atlas of Digital Damages

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