Technology Watch DPC Technology Watch publications provide authoritative guidance on a variety of digital preservation topics chosen by Coalition members. They are designed to inform our membership, and those in the wider community, in an accessible and easily digestible manner. 



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Environmental Impact Thumbnail Environmental Impact and Digital Preservation

by Eira Tansey 2024 

Guidance Note 

PID Thumbnail Choosing a Persistent Identifier Type for Your Digital Objects (v 1.1) 

by Remco van Veenendaal 2023 

Guidance Note 

User needs ThumbPreserving Geospatial Data (2nd Edition)

by Meagan A. Snow 2023




Technology Watch Reports provide in depth reference guides to specific content or data types. They are peer reviewed and are typically around 40 pages in length.


















Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes provide bite-sized overviews of specific digital preservation challenges and solutions. They combine accessibility with practical guidance and are between 2 and 5 pages in length. 

Topical Notes Series

NAI bannerTopical notes address key digital preservation issues for a non-specialist audience and were developed with the support of the National Archives of Ireland to inform record creators.

 Older or superseded Technology Watch Publications can be found here.

DPC Style Guide

StyleGuideCoverThumb The DPC Style Guide provides an overview of the preferred grammar and usage for Technology Watch Reports. It provides basic guidelines relevant to ensuring DPC publications remain clear and consistent as possible, acknowledging that digital preservation encompasses a broad range of disciplines with different grammar and usage conventions.




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