12 November 2020 | 8:00 - 10.00 AEDT (21:00 - 23:00 UTC) Online | Zoom

Digital Preservationists Anonymous provides a safe space for DPC members to share the mistakes made, the pain suffered, and the challenges encountered on our digital preservation journeys. This session is a chance to reflect on things that have not gone as well as we liked, to consider the difficult challenges we’re attempting to solve, and it is also an opportunity to take a positive approach to this work and to find ways to make progress by helping each other. We’ll discuss how to learn from our experiences and move forward.

Digital Preservationists Anonymous has some ground rules. The first rule is the Chatham House Rule. Under the Chatham House Rule, anyone who comes to a meeting is free to use information from the discussion, but is not allowed to reveal who made any comment. It is designed to increase openness of discussion.

The second rule of Digital Preservationists Anonymous is that you must share with the group! Each participant will talk briefly (5 mins) about a “fail”, a challenge, or mistakes made. Feel free to bring slides if you like, otherwise no slides is completely fine.

The third rule is: the group will help. After hearing from attendees, together we’ll discuss the issues, and work out how to learn from them and move forward in the future.  


Registration is free and open to DPC Members only. Spaces are incredibly limited (max 5) so please register soon to hold your seat. If you have any questions about registration please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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What Past Participants Have to Say

"Digital Preservationists Anonymous (DPA) is a safe and enriching opportunity to share professional frustrations, mistakes and fears. Sharing these wardrobe skeletons and horrible imaginings in confidence with other DPC members is a liberating and cathartic experience. A problem shared at DPA doesn't become a problem halved, it becomes a discussion that moves forward with perspective, expertise and solidarity." - Anonymous

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