11 November 2021 | 09:00 - 11:30 UTC Online | Zoom

In April 2020 we held a webinar on ‘Enacting Environmentally Sustainable Preservation’ (DPC Members login to access the recording). In a follow up blog post, we mentioned we’d be keen to see how ideas raised in this webinar were incorporated into future digital preservation projects and initiatives going forward. Revisiting this topic we intend to explore how a range of digital preservation practitioners are addressing the issue, in particular how considerations around environmental sustainability are being incorporated into decision making and ‘business as usual’ activities.

This two-hour webinar (timed to coincide with COP26 in Glasgow) will consist of a set of short case studies from a range of organizations who are taking steps to respond to this urgent global challenge, including a reflection on how the DPC itself is engaging with the issue of environmental sustainability. There will be time allocated for questions and wider discussion on the issues raised and participants are invited to continue the discussion and chat informally in a virtual lounge setting (using the High Fidelity platform) after the webinar.


09:00: Welcome
09:05: Michaela Hart, Victoria State Government Department of Health - Hope in the Anthropocene - Connecting to archival long game
09:20: João Fernandes, CERN - Archiving and Preservation for Research: Environmental Considerations
09:35: Karyn Williamson, abrdn - ‘The archive and abrdn – Towards sustainable digital preservation’
09:50: Catherine Jones, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - Investigating the impact of policy on energy consumption in the Energy Data Centre
10:05: short comfort break
10:10: Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London (UAL) - Challenging collecting: Inspiring a broader review of UAL collections management practices
10:25: Veli-Antti Leinonen, CSC – IT Сentre for Science - Running a zero emissions data centre
10:40: William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition - Reflections and discussion
10:55: Wrap up and thanks
11:00: Close and move to virtual lounge for informal discussion (registered participants only)

Discussion on this topic is also welcome on Twitter before, during and after the webinar using our previous hashtag #DPCeco

The webinar will be held on our Zoom platform and closed captions will be available.



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Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration will close at 12:00 GMT on 4th November and early booking is recommended as we expect this event will be popular.

Registration is free for DPC Members. There is a limit of 5 places per Full Member and 1 place per Associate Member and these will be available on a 'first come, first served' basis.

DPC members can claim their free place by entering the promotional code DPCMEMBER.

Non DPC Members can attend this event for a price of £75.

Those registering for this event will also have the opportunity to join us in our virtual lounge setting for informal networking and chat. There are limited places in the lounge. Please express your interest in this networking session when you register and we will send joining instructions on a first come first served basis.

If you find you are no longer able to attend the webinar or the networking event please let us know in advance so we can free up your space to those on the waiting list.

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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. We encourage diversity in all its forms and are committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation, whilst remaining technology and vendor neutral. We ask all those who are part of this community and to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy.

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