23 June 2020 | 10:00 - 16:30 BST London | TBC


Connecting the Bits is a day-long networking and planning event designed to help members keep in touch with each other and with the state of the art in digital preservation. The day will be an "unconference style" day of knowledge exchange and strategic planning.

As usual we’ll be opening the floor to our members. The agenda will be generated by participants in the morning, then delivered in the afternoon. This format privileges debate and discussion, and it ensures that anyone with a burning issue or success story has a chance to share it. Because members set the agenda, it provides a unique opportunity to steer the Coalition's programme for the coming year.

The event is only open to members, so participants can speak candidly and openly about successes, failures, plans and threats. With the continuing momentum of a growing membership we've every reason to expect that 'Connecting the Bits' 2020 will be another great opportunity to build an ever-stronger platform for co-operation and collaboration between participants.

Who is the event for?

'Connecting the Bits' is designed to privilege operational staff working directly on digital preservation. We are particularly keen to hear from three groups: junior staff recently appointed and looking for opportunities to build their professional networks; new entrants to digital preservation seeking to apply professional know-how to this new field; and experienced practitioners who might not normally attend the DPC Board but have clear insights into the challenges of digital preservation in their own institutions and are well placed to steer the DPC's practical programme. Senior staff, researchers and students are also welcome, though it's the practical know how that will be most prominent.

There will be a mechanism for those who are unable to attend in person to contribute to the discussion.

More information to follow soon...


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