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Digital Preservation and Environmental Impact

26 Mar 2024 at 1:00pm - 26 Mar 2024 at 4:00pm UTC

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This webinar will explore how your organization's decisions around digital preservation can affect its environmental impact. It will bring together a number of speakers from a range of organizations, each of whom will offer a different perspective on the challenge of environmentally-friendly digital preservation. We shall explore how environmental impact is measured, and consider what steps an organization might take to monitor and reduce its carbon footprint. We’ll also use this event to launch the DPC’s own Climate Action Plan, and to announce the release of a new Guidance Note on the topic of environmental impact (authored by Eira Tansey, founder of Memory Rising).

Programme (Times in UTC)

13:00 - Welcome

13:10 - Campaigning for environmental impact awareness in the Dutch Digital Heritage Network - Tamara van Zwol/Frederick Ringholm, Netherlands Sound & Vision

13:35 - Carbon emissions and long-term digital preservation - Matthew Addis, Arkivum

14:00 - Break

14:10 - Measuring environmental impact at CLOCKSS - Alicia Wise, CLOCKSS

14:35 - The DPC’s Climate Action Plan - William Kilbride/John McMillan, DPC

15:00 - Break

15:10 - A new Guidance Note on Environmental Impact - Michael Popham, DPC

15:30 - Q&A and Discussion

16:00 - Close

Discussion about this event on social media can be followed using the hashtag #DPC_enviro.

A watch party event in the Australasia and Asia Pacific region will take place on the 18th of April with details to follow shortly.

Recordings (DPC Members and Supporters, please log in to view recordings)

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.

Event Location: Online