24 June 2020 | 13:00 - 16:30 BST Online


This year our Digital Preservation Futures event has the theme of procurement.

Feedback from both DPC Members and Supporters suggests that procurement activities could be made more efficient for all parties. Members typically find slow moving procurement projects frustrating and feel unsure if these resource intensive activities will be successful in making the right procurement choices. Supporters are frustrated by the need to produce bespoke responses to long Requests for Information (RFIs), despite an obvious core set of questions that appear from one RFI to the next (albeit with different wording).

Working collaboratively to address this, DPC Members and Supporters are invited to spend an afternoon exchanging their own experiences of the procurement process before working together to develop of a useful new resource: A Guide to Digital Preservation Procurement - aimed at lowering the barrier to effective procurement.

Who should come?

  • DPC Members: To get the most from this event we would like to harness the experiences and insights of DPC Members who are not just taking part in a procurement process now (or imminently), but those who have previously procured a digital preservation product or service, as well as those who are yet to do so!

  • DPC Supporters

DPC Members and Supporters, please login to watch the recordings

Outline Program

1300 – Welcome

1310 – The Procurement Guide: An Introduction

1325 – Member Case Study, University of Melbourne

1350 – Break

1400 – DPC Supporters: Lightning Talks and Q&A / Discussion

1520 – Break

1535 – Workshop session: Articulating requirements

1620 – Feedback and conclusions

1645 – Thanks and close

Can't attend?

We will record the plenary sessions and share these with DPC Members and Supporters.

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. It encourages diversity in all its forms and is committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation. The DPC asks all those who are part of this community and/or attending a DPC event be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy.

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