7 November 2019 | 10:00 - 17:00 GMT Online

WDPD 2019: World Wide Open House hosted by Andy Jackson at the UK Web Archive, British Library

Andy says:

This year’s World Digital Preservation Day is on November the 7th. It’s a great initiative and I wanted to find some way to support it.

One thing I’ve learned is that both the web archiving and digital preservation communities are largely made up of very small teams or individuals embedded in much larger organisations. This can be hard work, and we’ve come to rely on support from our international peers, so I wondered if there’s anything we can do to encourage more remote collaboration.

So I thought, what about a global drop-in video chat kinda thing open to anyone who wants to talk #digipres stuff? A bit like the monthly DPC Members’ Lounge, but a one-off full-day open-to-all experiment. Let’s call it #DPWWOH, ‘cos that’s catchy right!?


We’d be open to any topic related to digital preservation, but I’m particularly interested in finding out about the big-picture system architectures that different organisations use to care for digital material.  One Big Repo that does all the ingest and access? Or separate components that evolve at different speeds? That kind of stuff!


The British Library video conferencing system lets external users call into meeting rooms via the web, via Skype or via Skype4Business.  I’ve booked a room and we’ll be there all day. Anyone who wants to can call in using the ID for each room.

Chat via
Twitter Hashtag

Call In Via Skype/Skype4Business

Call In Via Web


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Use 80023 as the ‘conference to call’

We can use Twitter #DPWWOH as a back-channel, or the main channel if the v/c thing doesn’t work!


Andy will be online from 10:00 GMT to 17:00 GMT (you can follow those links to look up different time zones), but people should feel free to drop in whenever, for as long as they want.

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