7 September 2022 | 8:00am UTC Online | Zoom

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This online members-only event will be held on the 7th of September from 8:00am to 9:00am UTC (click for local time).

The new Operational Preservation Systems Working Group will provide a regular forum for DPC Members to discuss issues relating to the everyday management, configuration and trouble shooting associated with digital preservation systems. It will provide an opportunity to share experiences, discuss good practice, and identify and address common problems. This Group is aimed at Members with established preservation systems - selecting or procuring a system is out of scope for this group.

For the purposes of this WG, a Preservation System is defined as the applications and tools used to preserve digital content that enact processes such as ingest, storage, preservation, and access. This might include (but is not limited to) those systems offered by DPC Supporters: Arkivum, Archivematica, Rosetta, Libnova and Preservica. Home grown, micro-service or open source systems will also be within scope.

The first meeting will look at shaping the Working Group in a form most useful for the attendees as well as commencing with the first OPS topics for discussion. Meetings will be scheduled with varying times to meet the needs of Members in different time zones around the world.

Agenda for first meeting

  • Welcome and introductions

  • Introduction to the Working Group

  • Discussion on scope, focus and practical matters (to be formalized in a TOR):

    • What is in scope and out of scope, starting with the proposed list below?

    • What shape should the meeting take? Open forum? Proposed topics in advance? Presenters? Mixed agenda?

    • How often should the group meet, and for how long?

  • Jam board topics for discussion in future meetings

  • First WG topic for discussion: configuration and management of storage used for preservation *and* other purposes.

  • Open forum for discussion

  • AOB

  • Next meeting

Proposed topics in scope:

Integrity checking

System configuration

Virus checking

Storage configuration and management


System specific issues

Workflow management


System migration

Proposed topics out of scope:




System evaluation

Preservation Planning


Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration is open to DPC members only. 


Got any questions? Please contact Paul Wheatley: 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/or attending an event 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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