2 November 2023 | 00:00 - 24:00 Worldwide

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About World Digital Preservation Day

World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) is held on the first Thursday of every November. This year we celebrate all things digital preservation on 2nd November 2023! 

The DPC invites all data creators, archivists, curators, community members and digipres folk from around the world to celebrate digital preservation by participating in a whole day dedicated to all of the benefits and opportunities enabled by the hard work of our dynamic and collaborative community.


With the theme ‘Digital Preservation: A Concerted Effort’, World Digital Preservation Day 2023 is a great opportunity to connect the digital preservation community and celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has had in another year where digital information and infrastructure have been so instrumental in supporting all parts of our global society. Taking digital preservation to the next level takes time and actively working together with colleagues, partner institutions, open-source developers, friends and other community members. Or, in the words of this year’s WDPD theme: "No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it!” (quote by H.E. Luccock)

Participate in World Digital Preservation Day

Organized by the DPC and supported by digital preservation networks around the globe, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing a sustainable future for our digital assets.


        • MAKE, BAKE, CRAFT

          Can you bake an at-risk digital material, crochet a file format, or reconstruct a process in Lego? Share your pictures with us on social media using the hashtags #BitListBakeOff and/or #WDPD2023.


        • SING AND DANCE

          Channel your musical talents into creating a digital preservation song to share on World Digital Preservation Day.

          Need inspiration? Just look at some of the awesome contributions from previous years…

        • BLOG

          Use your blogging platform to highlight the collections you are working on, share a workflow or simply to explain how you got started in digital preservation.

          Read some of the WDPD2022 posts from bloggers around the world 

        • EVENTS

          Hold a seminar, webinar, live stream, watching party, hackathon or games room! If you would like your event to be added to our events listing on the DPC website, submit details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

        • RESOURCES

          The DPC will publish a new edition of the Global Bit List of Endangered Digital Species as part of the celebrations.

          Check out the Bit List

        • LOGO

          The new WDPD logo is now available in 43 languages from around the world!  Download in your language and add it to related emails, communications and event publicity!

        • NEWS

          Read our World Digital Preservation Day news stories on the DPC website.

          Go to news pages

        • SOCIAL MEDIA

          Highlight the collections you are working on by sharing photos, videos, and updates about your own digital preservation day using the social media platform of your choice OR take over the corporate social media account for the day to let others outside our community know about digital preservation.

          Remember to use the hashtag #WDPD2023! 


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