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#DPClinic November - What are we going to do about Social Media?

24 Nov 2023 at 2:00pm - 24 Nov 2023 at 3:00pm UTC

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For this month’s DP Clinic, the last of 2023, we will host an open discussion to revisit the challenges of collecting and preserving social media. Back in 2016, the DPC published it’s Technology Watch Report “Preserving Social Media” (by Sara Day Thomson), and the landscape has changed significantly since then…..or has it?

This clinic will provide an opportunity to share your experiences and questions around collecting social media. Are there any success stories or lessons that we can learn from others? Have the difficulties of collecting social media got easier, harder, or have they just changed in recent years? Can we learn anything from the changes at Twitter/X, or the growth in end-to-end encryption? Why have earlier efforts to collect social media en masse apparently been abandoned? Are the challenges of collecting social media simply too great?

Come along and share your insights, experiences, and questions – we’d love to hear from you!

Who can use #DPClinic?

#DPConnect and #DPClinic are available to everyone in the digital preservation community, DPC Members and non-members alike, provided all participants are respectful and supportive of one another and adhere to the DPC's Inclusion and Diversity Policy.


#DPClinic will take place at 1400 UTC (click for local times).

**Please note the joining information has been updated from 3rd of November 2023.**

DPC Members please login to access joining information, non-members please click the BOOK NOW link at the foot of the page to request joining information.

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 - the same applies to #DPConnect sessions. 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/or attending a #DPConnect session 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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Event Location: Online