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World Digital Preservation Day

  About World Digital Preservation Day World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) is held on the first Thursday of every November. This year we celebrate all things digital preservation on 3rd November 2022!  The DPC invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to celebrate digital preservation by participating in a whole day dedicated to all of the benefits and opportunities enabled by the hard work of our dynamic and...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 – Winners Announced!

In an exciting finale to the Digital Preservation Awards 2022, organisations and practitioners of digital preservation from around the world gathered together for a glittering presentation ceremony at the iPres 2022 conference! Hosted by the DPC as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, and introduced by the Chair of Judges Neil Jefferies, Head of Innovation at the Bodleian Libraries, the event highlighted the achievements of individuals and organisations who have made significant and...

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Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation (Eastern Timezones)

26th July, 0700 - 0830 UTC and 28th July, 0700 - 0830 UTC (click for local times) This training has been timed to be suitable for attendees in Australasia and Asia Pacific, but you are welcome to attend whichever session you prefer. Introduction Digital preservation relies on a wide range of skills and services, so practitioners and managers must coordinate a diverse set of skills, policies, tools and services from disparate sources within and outside their organisations. The...

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Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation (Western Timezones)

26th July, 1300 - 1430 UTC and 28th July, 1300 - 1430 UTC (click for local times) This training has been timed to be suitable for attendees in Europe, Africa and the Americas, but you are welcome to attend whichever session you prefer. Introduction Digital preservation relies on a wide range of skills and services, so practitioners and managers must coordinate a diverse set of skills, policies, tools and services from disparate sources within and outside their organisations....

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Digital Preservation Futures: Business Case Toolkit Booksprint

Background The Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit was created by the Jisc funded SPRUCE Project in 2013 in a 3-day workshop following a Book Sprint format. Since its creation it has helped many organisations by providing an in-depth guide to writing a business case focused on digital preservation activities. The Toolkit provides an array of helpful information to assist in the construction of a business case, from planning and preparation all the way through to polishing and...

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Registration now open for 'Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation' training, 26-28 July 2022

Tuesday 26 July 2022 and Thursday 28 July 2022 0700 - 0830 UTC or 1300 - 1430 UTC Registration is now open for 'Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation' training which will be delivered in two short instructor-led blocks on 26th and 28th July, with timing options designed to be suitable for attendees around the world. Open to all, and free to attend for DPC Members, this workshop comprises a series of presentations, interactive workshops and self-study. Aimed at helping...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: The DPC 20th Anniversary Award

The Digital Preservation Awards finalists for The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) 20th Anniversary Award are revealed today, with three enduring projects being recognised for their longevity and durability of contribution to the digital preservation community. Finalists for The DPC 20th Anniversary Award are (in no particular order):

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: The Research Data Alliance Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector

The next set finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 are revealed today, with three exceptional initiatives which demonstrate digital preservation excellence in agencies that would not traditionally consider themselves to be ‘memory institutions.’ Finalists for The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third sector are (in no particular order):

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with another three innovative and impressive initiatives being recognised for their achievements.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: Dutch Digital Heritage Network Award for Teaching and Communications

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed, with three more creative initiatives being recognised for their achievements! Finalists for the Award for Teaching and Communications, sponsored by Sound & Vision and the National Archives of the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, are (in no particular order):

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration & Co-operation

The next set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with two exceptional projects being recognised for their collaborative achievements. Finalists for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Co-operation are (in no particular order): Kickstart Cymru: Enhancing digital preservation capacity in Wales ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments Read more about the Digital Preservation...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022: The Finalists

Finalists for the International Council on Archives (ICA) Award for Collaboration and Co-operation are (in no particular order): Kickstart Cymru: Enhancing digital preservation capacity in Wales ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments   Finalists for the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Award for Research and Innovation are (in no particular order): The effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions Enabling DNA as...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 Finalists Announced: The National Archives (UK) Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work

The first set of finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2022 is revealed today, with three impressive individuals being recognised for their distinguished student work. Neil Jefferies from the University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries and Chair of the Judging Panel, said: “Digital preservation activities have continued apace throughout the pandemic, and with workplaces adopting more online tools and remote working, the need to maintain access to digital materials can...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Digital Preservation Coalition 20th Anniversary Award

PREMIS Data Dictionary and related resources PREMIS is the de-facto standard for preservation metadata and is today implemented in countless digital preservation systems – open as well as closed source, serving large archives as well as small repositories, supporting end-to-end processes as well as tools for specific tasks. But PREMIS is also much more than metadata: the Data Dictionary is a description of core information about digital objects. It can be used to implement PREMIS, but also to...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Digital Preservation Coalition 20th Anniversary Award

PREMIS Data Dictionary and related resources PREMIS is the de-facto standard for preservation metadata and is today implemented in countless digital preservation systems – open as well as closed source, serving large archives as well as small repositories, supporting end-to-end processes as well as tools for specific tasks. But PREMIS is also much more than metadata: the Data Dictionary is a description of core information about digital objects. It can be used to implement PREMIS, but also to...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation

The effective preservation of archaeological virtual reconstructions Many different professional communities are currently working on the preservation of complex digital objects, but there is not a unified structure drawing together all the numerous threads around preserving archaeological virtual reconstructions. This PhD programme showed that archaeological virtual reconstructions are a blend of artistic and scientific creativity. These ‘hybrid digital objects’ require delicate care to be...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Research Data Alliance Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third Sector

National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is devoted to the study of the history and legacy of the Canadian residential school program. In 2020 the NCTR won a $6 million Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant (CFI) to develop a digital preservation program for over four million digital documents and 7,000 recordings of Indigenous testimonies of the history and legacy of the residential school program. The project created a digital...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The Research Data Alliance Award for the Most Outstanding Digital Preservation Initiative in Commerce, Industry and the Third Sector

National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is devoted to the study of the history and legacy of the Canadian residential school program. In 2020 the NCTR won a $6 million Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant (CFI) to develop a digital preservation program for over four million digital documents and 7,000 recordings of Indigenous testimonies of the history and legacy of the residential school program. The project created a digital...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The National Records of Scotland Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy

Archiving Reproductive Health The 'Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th' (Archiving Reproductive Health) project aims to provide long-term preservation and access to at-risk born-digital content generated by grassroots women’s reproductive health movements before and during the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Funded by Wellcome and administered by the Digital Repository of Ireland, the project is publishing and...

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Digital Preservation Awards 2022 - Finalists: The National Records of Scotland Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy

Archiving Reproductive Health The 'Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th' (Archiving Reproductive Health) project aims to provide long-term preservation and access to at-risk born-digital content generated by grassroots women’s reproductive health movements before and during the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Funded by Wellcome and administered by the Digital Repository of Ireland, the project is publishing and...

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