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#WeMissiPRES is open for registration!

Registration is now open for the online #WeMissiPRES event on 22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2020! About #WeMissiPRES #WeMissiPRES is a celebration which brings the global digital preservation community together until we can meet again in person. This programme of talks and presentations is a chance to make sure all the hard work done this year is not lost. A chance to share and celebrate the amazing achievements of the digital preservation community in this most unusual year. We will be...

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Invitation to the Online Launch of ‘Amplifying change: A history of the Atlantic Philanthropies’, 10 Sept 2020

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has been working with the archives of the Atlantic Philanthropies, held by Cornell University Library, to develop digital exhibitions that showcase the work accomplished by Atlantic grant recipients on the island of Ireland over the last 30 years. In March 2020, DRI had planned a celebratory event to launch ‘Amplifying change: A history of the Atlantic Philanthropies on the island of Ireland’.  This event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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LAST CALL: #WeMissiPRES Call for Participation - deadline for proposals, Wed 19th August 2020

#WeMissiPRES // 22nd, 23rd, 24th September 2020 // Online The global digital preservation community is cordially invited to submit proposals for a programme of talks and presentations on 22nd, 23rd and 24th September – a celebration of iPRES and the digital preservation community. #WeMissiPRES is online so it can facilitate contributions from around the world where distance might inhibit participation, or from early career professionals who might not normally be able to afford travel...

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A Guide to Digital Preservation Procurement: Launch Event and Workshop

Introduction This year our Digital Preservation Futures event has the theme of procurement. Feedback from both DPC Members and Supporters suggests that procurement activities could be made more efficient for all parties. Members typically find slow moving procurement projects frustrating and feel unsure if these resource intensive activities will be successful in making the right procurement choices. Supporters are frustrated by the need to produce bespoke responses to long Requests for...

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Connecting the Bits - DPC Unconference and Members' Networking Event 2020

Our Member’s Unconference ‘Connecting the Bits’ has been adapted to take place online, over the course of a day (with plenty of breaks!) Contribute ideas for topics The morning will take an Unconference format, with a difference. Prioritizing networking, interaction and knowledge exchange between DPC Members, we’re asking you to tell us which topics you’d like to hear about and/or whether you have a topic or work you would like to share. Collating these topics, we will build a program of...

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Getting Started with Advocacy for Digital Preservation

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 ability to communicate the importance of digital preservation with other staff, departments, and organisations has, therefore, emerged as a key skill for our community so we can advocate for the funding and resources we...

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Connecting the Bits 2020: The new normal?

Connecting the Bits has always had two objectives: To provide members with a face to face networking opportunity, facilitating good productive chat and knowledge exchange To gather information from members which will inform the development of a program of DPC activities for the following year. Conscious that the growth of the Coalition meant that a large proportion of the members would be unable to attend in person and contribute to either of these objectives, last year we...

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EPISODE 8: Digital Preservation Futures with Arkivum

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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EPISODE 7: Digital Preservation Futures with AVP

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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EPISODE 6: Digital Preservation Futures with Formpipe

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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EPISODE 5: Digital Preservation Futures with Max Communications

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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EPISODE 4: Digital Preservation Futures with Preservica

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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EPISODE 3: Digital Preservation Futures with CAE Technology Services

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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EPISODE 2: Digital Preservation Futures with Artefactual

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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EPISODE 1: Digital Preservation Futures with LIBNOVA

This series of webinars will showcase the product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters in turn, before the DPC staff invite speakers to respond on a series of themes which represent our understanding of member concerns. Attendees may then pose their own questions on how Supporters might manage their concerns in a question and answer session. DPC Members are encouraged to attend the webinar sessions as Supporter products and services form an important part of how we address...

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Building a Digital Future : Challenges & Solutions for Preserving 3D Models

This event has been adapted to our virtual platform to keep our speakers and delegates healthy but well-informed on the issues in digital preservation!  The DPC invites you to join us for this briefing day to learn about the challenges of preserving 3D models and hear examples of how organizations are tackling this issue. Speakers from a range of backgrounds and experiences will describe challenges and solutions from their own contexts and the day will include opportunities for Q&A...

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Digital Preservation Futures Webinar Series 2020: Registration now open for DPC Members

Registration is now open for our annual ‘Digital Preservation Futures’ members-only webinar series. Starting on 12th May, this series will showcase the current product and service offerings of each of our DPC Supporters and will accompany our ‘Connecting the Bits’ Members Unconference and associated event ‘A Guide to Digital Preservation Procurement: Launch Event, Workshop and Briefing,’ both of which will be held online on 23rd and 24th June. As a prelude to the events in June, speakers from...

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Novice to Know-How: Register now for free online digital preservation training

The Digital Preservation Coalition and The UK National Archives are offering access to free online digital preservation training from Friday 1st May as they launch their Novice to Know-How initiative. With priority given to the UK Archive Sector and DPC Member institutions, learners are invited to register for access to this brand-new resource by 30th April 2020.

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Call for abstracts now open for PV2020 (Preserving and adding Value to data)

PV2020: Ensuring Long-Term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data - 2020 CERN - Geneva, Switzerland, May 12-14, 2020 Conference website: https://indico.cern.ch/event/838830/overview Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pv2020 Abstract registration deadline: January 31, 2020 Submission deadline: April 30, 2020 Topics: data and knowledge preservation adding value to data issues related to policy...

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iPres 2019: Preserving the people in digital preservation

Elisabeth Thurlow is Digital Archives and Collections Implementation Manager at the University of the Arts London. She attended iPres2019 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is generously funded by DPC supporters. A recurrent theme across many of the papers presented at this year’s iPres conference was the important role of people in digital preservation. Technology tends to dominate conversations around digital preservation, but for digital...

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