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Digital Preservation Futures Event: The Future of Storage

Introduction The use of storage technology for digital preservation has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. During this time, there has been a change in practice. Previously, the norm was for storing digital materials using discrete media items e.g. individual CDs, tapes, etc., which are then migrated periodically to address degradation and obsolescence. Today, it has become more common practice to use resilient IT storage systems for the increasingly large volumes of digital...

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EPISODE 6: 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 interests. 

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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 interests. 

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EPISODE 4: 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 interests. 

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EPISODE 3: 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 interests. 

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EPISODE 2: 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 interests. 

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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 interests. 

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Digital Preservation Futures: Future of Storage Event - Registration now open

Registration is now open for an exciting DPC Member and Supporter event on ‘The Future of Storage.’ Taking place on 25th - 26th May over two time zones, this event will discuss a topic which effects both DPC Members and Supporters in different ways and will seek to identify requirements for emerging storage solutions. Beginning with an introduction to DNA storage as one emerging technology in this discussion space, we will hear from DPC Members Yale University as they present their...

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iPRES 2021: 3rd Call for Contributions

Submit your contributions to iPRES2021, Oct. 19-22, 2021. iPRES, or the International Conference on Digital Preservation, is the premier conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004 there have been annual iPRES conferences around the globe for the international digital preservation community to share their recent research, development projects, implementation efforts, and other practical experiences, and to enhance collaborations within the field and across the related domains.

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Navigating work through Zoom séances

Audrey Drohan is Digital Library Manager at University College Dublin UCD Digital Library went into ‘Work From Home’ mode on Friday 13th March 2020, and it was quite a surreal transition. One minute I was in the building with all of my colleagues, putting a few things into Google folders for the two weeks we were going to be out of the office, and the next minute my office became a roving location in my house: first the kitchen, then the sitting room, and finally the spare room. ...

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iPRES 2021: 2nd Call for Contributions

Submit your contributions to iPRES2021, Oct. 19-22, 2021. iPRES, or the International Conference on Digital Preservation, is the premier conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004 there have been annual iPRES conferences around the globe for the international digital preservation community to share their recent research, development projects, implementation efforts, and other practical experiences, and to enhance collaborations within the field and across the related domains.

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iPres Call for Hosts Extended until June 2021

In light of the global pandemic and, to allow time for proposals to plan for and incorporate options for hybrid or online conferencing, the iPres Steering Committee has taken the decision to extend the deadline for iPres host applications until June 2021. For those working on a proposal for the upcoming 10th December deadline, we appreciate your patience as we all navigate these unprecedented times. Deferring the submission deadline will provide an opportunity to consider how proposals...

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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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