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Institutions all over the world are organizing events on Thursday 2 November 2023 in honour of World Digital Preservation Day. Scroll down to see if there are any events in your region to join! If you would like your event listed here as well, please submit details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Personal Digital Archiving Workshop at Buncombe County Public Libraries

November 7, 4-6 pm at Pack Memorial Public Library, Asheville, NC

Buncombe County Special Collections archivists will present basic steps you can take to mitigate risks to digital content, then will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate tools as requested, and talk directly with you about how to manage and preserve your digital treasures.


WDPD 2023 Webinar at the National Archives of Malaysia

The National Archives of Malaysia are organizing a full day of virtual presentations to mark World Digital Preservation Day. Speakers include (amongst others) Muhammad Idzwan bin Ramli of the National Archives of Malaysia, Abigail Grotke of the Library of Congress,  Joshua Ng of the Archives New Zealand and William Kilbride of the Digital Preservation Coalition.


Virtual Apache Tika Intro and Workshop

This will be a virtual hands-on introduction to Apache Tika. We'll work with a new beta-grade user interface that was developed in response to feedback in the iPRES 2022 Bake-Off. This event is held in honor of World Digital Preservation Day and will be tailored to digital preservation practitioners. Please bring your own files! Details on required resources and dial in information will be available via Meetup. Please note that this event is scheduled this to leave a 30 minute break before the PRONOM hackathon!


WDPD 2023 with the Brazilian Network of Digital Preservation Services Cariniana

The Rede Cariniana team will be celebrating World Digital Preservation Day with a series of activities, all of which will be published on the Network's YouTube Channel. The Brazilian Network of Digital Preservation Services Cariniana collaborates with external partners to provide its members with tools and services. It also provides training and support for preservation platforms and services, seeking to integrate platforms and new service offerings. This year, our celebration focuses on a few network activities: the preservation of institutional repositories, digital asset management systems, multimedia repository platforms, web archives, indigenous data repositories, risk management, and audiovisual archives. We will also have a sample of memes, comic strips and talents. 


Collaborate, Crawl, Collect: Web Archiving at the University of Illinois

HYBRID EVENT: Online (registration required) or in Main Library Room 106 

Web archiving is necessary for future people to know what our contemporary moment is like as much of our communication happens online and the internet does not last forever. At the University of Illinois, it takes collaboration and effort to archive the internet at every step of the process: collecting, preserving, and providing access to the web archives. Learn about web archiving at the University Library on Thursday, November 2, 2023, 10:00 am CST, and hear about ways archivists collaborate in honor of World Digital Preservation Day! Talk held by Abigail Barrett, Web Archiving and Digital Curation Graduate Assistant at the University of Illinois.


Penn State University Libraries World Digital Preservation Day Event

Celebrate World Digital Preservation Day 2023 with Penn State University Libraries! Join us for a full day of virtual and in-person sessions, spanning from 9:00 AM (EST) to 4:00 PM (EST). The agenda features a webinar, Digital Preservation Jeopardy, an exploration of digipres workflows at Penn State, and an informative resource session. Don't miss this opportunity for engaging discussions. Explore the detailed schedule now:



A Preservação Digital na Justiça / Digital Preservation in Justice

The Secretaria-Geral do Ministério da Justiça and o Instituto de Gestão Financeira e Equipamentos da Justiça, IP in Portugal will demonstrate the work they are developing to face the challenges of digital preservation. The event starts at 9am with an presentation about the meaning of digital preservation and its status in Portugal. During the event, suggestions for improving the area will be shared, culminating in a round table attended by representatives of the national entity coordinating digital preservation policies, the scientific community and those responsible for planning and applying preservation instruments. These celebrations will provide an unique opportunity for constructive discussion and advancement in the field of digital preservation. The face-to-face event in Lisbon, Portugal ends at 1pm.


Digital Preservation Acronym Game

Artefactual created the Acronym Game as a way to help digital access and preservation practitioners build our shared understanding of acronyms from many domains - computer science, internet standards, archival standards, digital preservation terms, and many others. While acronyms help us to quickly communicate complex and sometimes abstract concepts in a clear way, they can also limit collaboration and exclude some of us from the conversation if we don't make sure everyone understands the terms we're using. We believe that the best approach to solving complex problems is through openness and collaboration and so we look forward to sharing this event on 2 November (at 11:00am-12:00pm ADT / 7:00am-8:00am PST) with those who would like a fun way to learn or refresh their acronym knowledge regardless of where you are at in your digital preservation journey! 



iPRES 2024 Call for Contributions released on World Digital Preservation Day

The iPRES 2024 Organizing Committee will publish the Call for Contributions on World Digital Preservation Day! Keep an eye out on 2 November 2023!



Software Preservation and Emulation in Australia: A #WDPD2023 Event

The Australian Emulation Network (AusEaaSI for short) is a consortium of university researchers, GLAM organisations, and technology providers that received Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure funding to roll out shared emulation infrastructure in the form of an EaaSI (Emulation as a Service infrastructure) network and set up a Community of Practice in software preservation. There are opportunities to join the network as it expands. If you’re interested in learning more about the network and the project, we invite you to join us for a one hour session on World Digital Preservation Day at 2pm Melbourne time (AEDT)!


The Idea Workshop

The Software Preservation Network’s Community Engagement Collaborative is organizing The Idea Workshop on Thursday, November 2 at 15:00 UTC. It's an online place for people to pitch their ideas, plans, and projects related to software preservation in order to receive feedback and to find collaborators to help bring those ideas to life! Whether you have the seeds of an idea, you are halfway through an on-going project, or simply want to help, we hope you will join us in what will surely be an exciting event!



The DDI Alliance World Digital Preservation Day event

Do you have questions about the Data Documentation Initiative standard and how it can help you preserve your data and metadata ? Come and meet DDI Training group members and ask all the questions you have on Thursday November 2, 2023 between 16:00-17:00 UTC. You can ask your questions in English or French. More about DDI here:


Launch of the Global 'Bit List' of Endangered Digital Species 2023

The Digital Preservation Coalition releases the Global 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species 2023 with a live Panel Discussion. This community-sourced list of at-risk digital materials is revised every two years and aims to equip digital preservation practitioners with independent evidence that digital materials are critically endangered, and that action is required. In this Panel Discussion, members of the Bit List Council - international organizations which represent global expertise in the preservation of the listed digital species - will discuss key changes to the listing this year, alongside discussions with nominators and users of the Bit List.


Dutch Digital Heritage Network Seminar

Together with the Flemish organizers of iPRES 2024, the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN) will hold an event in Breda, The Netherlands, focusing on digital preservation. Dutch and Flemish digital preservation communities are invited to join this day-long event featuring workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

Digital Preservation Games - World Digital Preservation Day Special

Sean Macmillan (King’s College London), Francesca Mackenzie (The National Archives), and Megan Guest (Archives and Records Association) are hosting a free games event at King’s College London with a focus on digital preservation. There will be a selection of games to play, and this event is open to everyone of all skill levels and knowledge of digital preservation. Feel free to attend regardless of whether you are an expert in the area or have only just begun to learn about digital preservation.


Open House at George Blood LP

In celebration of World Digital Preservation Day and UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, George Blood LP is hosting their first Open House on Monday, October 23, 2023 at their facility in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Librarians, archivists, engineers, movie buffs, collectors, scholars, and anyone interested to tour the 41,000 square foot facility are invited to learn how they transfer audio, video, film and data to digital files. 



PRONOM Hackathon

This year there will be another PRONOM Research Week (2nd November-9th November). The week will consist of both a file format research strand but we are also encouraging everyone to get involved in the Descriptathon. PRONOM has lots of entries that still don’t have a description and we want to encourage anyone that wants to participate BUT doesn’t quite feel ready for hex yet or is simply a little time strapped to give it a go. All you need is curiosity and the internet, no GitHub account will be required to take part in this strand. To find out more how you can participate, join the virtual welcome event on 2 Nov 2023 at 15:30 (GMT) which will be a short presentation, an informal Q&A and maybe if time some games!


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