2 December 2021 | 14:00 - 16:30 UTC Online | Zoom

In a jam with digital preservation? Wondering how to make a start? Need advice on moving from an awareness of the challenges to positive actions? This informal, Members-only workshop is for you!

This new workshop in our ‘RAM Jam’ series is aimed at those who would like advice and guidance on moving up to the ‘basic’ level (level 2) of DPC’s Rapid Assessment Model

The Rapid Assessment Model is DPC’s maturity model for digital preservation. It is assumed that attendees have some knowledge of DPC RAM and may have already carried out their own self-assessment and gained an understanding of current strengths and weaknesses within their organization.

For a quick introduction to DPC RAM before the event please watch the short introductory video below.

During the workshop each of the eleven sections of DPC RAM will be introduced and a short case study will be provided from a panel member who’s organization has recently moved forward in this section. Speakers will share their own experiences of making progress with RAM, discussing what they did to move up a level and sharing any tips, tricks, tools and resources that helped. There will be time allocated for further discussion of each section and an opportunity for all attendees to share their own experiences and ask questions.

To maintain the confidentiality of Member’s DPC RAM self-assessments this workshop will be conducted under Chatham House Rules.

  • Welcome and introduction

  • Why RAM Jam?

  • A focus on each section of RAM including

    • Introduction to the basic level

    • Experiences from a Member

    • Recommended tools and resources

    • Discussion and Q&A

  • Next steps and wrap up

The workshop will run for 2 hours 30 minutes with a scheduled break.

DPC Member panel

RAM Jam whiteWe are pleased to have a number of invited panel members at this event who will be sharing their own experiences at moving forward with DPC RAM:

  • Samantha Case, Bacardi

  • Rachel MacGregor, University of Warwick

  • Kieran O'Leary, National Library of Ireland

  • Laura Peaurt, University of Nottingham

  • Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London

  • Clair Waller, University of Kent



Check your local time for the event here. 

Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration will close at 12:00 GMT on 30th November and early booking is recommended.

Registration is free and is open to DPC members only.  

Places for DPC members will be restricted to five places for full members and one place for associates on a first come, first served basis.

If you find you are no longer able to attend the workshop please let us know in advance so we can free up your space to those on the waiting list.

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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 to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy [link].

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