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.

Recordings (DPC Members, please log in to view)

Michaela Hart, Victoria State Government Department of Health - Hope in the Anthropocene - Connecting to archival long game

João Fernandes, CERN -  Archiving and Preservation for Research: Environmental Considerations

Karyn Williamson, abrdn -  ‘The archive and abrdn – Towards sustainable digital preservation’

Catherine Jones, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) -  Investigating the impact of policy on energy consumption in the Energy Data Centre

Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London (UAL) -  Challenging collecting: Inspiring a broader review of UAL collections management practices

Veli-Antti Leinonen, CSC – IT Сentre for Science -  Running a zero emissions data centre

William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition - Reflections and discussion

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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