2 July 2019 | 13:00 - 16:00 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin | Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland


The digital preservation community has many parts; those who create data, the curators who are charged with looking after our digital legacy, solution providers who support the preservation process and those who consume the digital information successfully and continuously preserved. These groups cannot operate independently and alone, each relies on the others to do their bit, to enable the sustained and immediate access to digital information we have all come to expect.

With data volumes only set to increase and with organizational budgets unlikely to follow suit, this community of individuals and organizations must come together to develop robust solutions to take us forward into the Digital Preservation Future.

An extension of the DPC Member’s ‘Connecting the Bits’ feedback process which will take place over the preceding months, this half-day event will provide a neutral forum to summarise the key challenges anticipated by members, before inviting speakers from our DPC Supporters to collaborate and develop new ideas.

In place of a traditional ‘trade fair,’ this event is designed to provide an opportunity for DPC Supporters to engage directly and meaningfully with DPC members, for the benefit of the whole community. 

In preparation...

In advance of the Digital Preservation Futures: Community Forum in Dublin, we'll be running a series of accompanying webinars from 14th - 23rd May. Featuring our DPC Supporters in turn, these webinars will showcase product and service offerings before the DPC's Paul Wheatley challenges each to respond on a series of themes which represent (his interpretation of) member concerns. Members may then pose their own questions on how Supporters would 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 the digital preservation challenge. This series aims to present - in the context of member concerns - a portion of the digital preservation marketplace offerings, in order to help members identify community needs.


Community Forum: Outline Program

DPC Members and Supporters please login to watch recordings form the following sessions

  • 13.00—Welcome and introductions (DPC)
  • 13.15 —The Digital Preservation Future: Summary of DPC member perspectives from Connecting the Bits process and introductory webinars

  • 13.45 —Panel Discussion: Technology, services and support - Supporters Horizon Scanning

  • 14.30 —Solutions workshop: What do we actually need?
  • 15.30 —Feedback and Community Discussion
  • 16.00—Close, discussion to continue over early evening drinks


DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy

The DPC Community is guided by the values set out in our Strategic Plan and aims to be respectful, welcoming, inclusive and transparent. It encourages diversity in all its forms and is committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation. The DPC asks all those who are part of this community and/or attending a DPC event be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy.

Event header image used with permission of www.digitalbevaring.dk.


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