10 May 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 BST Online | Zoom

DPC access 37The National Archives (UK) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to invite you to join us on Monday 10th May for the launch of the “Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content” course, a new addition to the successful Novice to Know-How Online Learning Pathway.

Members of the worldwide archives and digital preservation communities are invited to attend, hear from, and chat with national and international colleagues as The National Archives (UK) and the DPC introduce their newest digital preservation training resource.

Part of The National Archives’ digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up,’ the Novice to Know-How learning pathway aims to provide beginners with the skills required to develop and implement simple digital preservation workflows within their organisation. The new course on "Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content" aims to provide learners with an understanding of the broad range of issues to be considered when providing access, as well as the ability to implement simple access provisions.

The event will include short presentations on the background to the course, its development, and its contents, as well as some quiz-based fun and opportunities for attendees to ask questions and chat about the issues relating to providing access.

What to bring:
  • Supply your own favourite food and drink to enjoy while we chat.

  • Your finest attire – just because we’re meeting online doesn’t mean we shouldn’t dress for the occasion. 


14:00 - Welcome and Introductions – William Kilbride, DPC

14:05 - “Plugged In, Powered Up”: Update from The National Archives (UK) – Jo Pugh, TNA

14:15 - Intro to “Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content” – Sharon McMeekin, DPC

14:25 - What Do You Know About Access? Interactive Quiz (participation optional)

14:35 - What’s in the Course? Highlight on Accessibility – Amy Currie, DPC

14:45 - Q&A with the speakers

14:55 - Thank you and close – William Kilbride, DPC



Registration is free and open to all.

If you have any difficulty, please contact John McMillan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 attending this session 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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