In order for the sessions to run smoothly and achieve their aim of effectively connecting the community, here are a few pieces of guidance #DPConnect Session Captains may find useful:

  • Preparation – #DPConnect has been set up to use the DPC’s Zoom platform. The sessions have been set up so that you may join before the host (i.e. a DPC staff member) so you will be able to run the sessions without us present. We recommend joining your session a little ahead of the scheduled time, in order to make sure you can connect OK, and that you are there as others arrive. Just click on the URL you have been sent for the session time you have volunteered to Captain (NB: Links are reusable and remain the same for each time zone, every day). As a reminder the timings are:
    • Australasia and Asia, timing and details TBC
    • Europe and Africa - 12:30 GMT
    • The Americas and Pacific - 12:30 PDT (19:30GMT)
  • Timings – The sessions need not be long, but in order to allow people time to connect we recommend starting your session at the designated time and running it for at least 15 minutes. After that time, if people are still talking and appear to want to continue, please feel free to let the session run on until conversation draws to a natural close, or you see fit to draw it to a close. If you have no participants within the first 15 minutes of the session, you may close the session.
  • Moderation and conduct – We would like to make sure that within each of the #DPConnect sessions everyone feels welcome, safe and supported – particularly in such uncertain times. The DPC Community is guided by the values set out in our Strategic Plan and aims to be respectful, welcoming, inclusive and transparent - the same applies to #DPConnect sessions. 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 attend a #DPConnect session to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy.

    As Captain we would be grateful if you could oversee the sessions to make sure these values are upheld. We have already stated this on the sign up page so you should not need to say anything to this effect and we think it is unlikely you will encounter anything other than a good community spirited conversation but, in this setting, really this means: no threatening or intimidating language of any sort and no sales pitches. You may remind any participant who strays away from these values how we conduct ourselves at the DPC. 

    There is no set agenda or theme for the #DPConnect sessions, but please do feel free to initiate conversation on a digital preservation topic if you would like to.
  • Feedback – These are unprecedented times and this is a new activity we’re running in an attempt to keep people connected, so please do drop us an email after you’ve finished your session if you have time, to let us know how it went and if you have any suggestions about how we could do it differently or better!
Blog posts from around the world on World Digital Preservation Day 2018
Hanging on to what you've got - on Digital Preservation Day

Charles Miller, UK

Introducing the unique archive of Hilma Granqvist (Finnish)

Kira Pihlflyckt, Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME)

Reise in die Vergangenheit – Wie Emulationen frühe Arbeitsumgebungen wiederauferstehen lassen / Journey into the past - how emulations revive early work environments (German)

Beat Mattmann, University of Basel

Understanding long-term preservation – today and tomorrow

Fabian Till Schneider, ETH Zürich

Columbia Libraries Celebrates World Digital Preservation Day

Columbia Libraries, USA

Certificate Transparency

David Rosenthal, USA

Inside the Seas of Knowledge Digitization Project

Mattie Gainer, National Archives Foundation, USA

Digitizing Film Guide

by Carla Arton, Director of Technical Operations (Film), Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, Indiana University 

A map of Digital Preservation Island – World Digital Preservation Day 2018

Merle Friedrich, TIB Germany

Digging in Digital Dust: Internet Archaeology at KB-NL in the Netherlands

Peter de Bode and Kees Teszelszky, IIPC and KB

Web archiving – what you need to know

Katie Lyne, National Records of Scotland


Alex Kinnaman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Digital Preservation: How UM Libraries are Confronting the Challenges of Record Keeping in a Digital World

Natalie Vielfaure, University of Manitoba, Canada

Happy World Digital Preservation Day from New Zealand!

PRC Team, National Library of New Zealand

World Digital Preservation Day 2018

John Trendler, USA

La préservation numérique, un enjeu majeur pour les institutions de mémoire (French)

Martine Renaud, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Archives Unleashed – Vancouver Datathon

Carl Cooper, Bodleian Libraries, UK

Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group

Shawn M. Jones, Old Dominion University, USA

Celebrating World Digital Preservation Day with the Rosetta Team

Daniel Greenberg, Ex Libris, Israel

How much is doing nothing really costing your organisation? Why digital preservation shouldn’t be ignored.

Paula Keogh, Arkivum, UK

World Digital Preservation Day 2018

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Mae Moss, Archives and Special Collections Cataloguing Placement.

Mae Moss, University of the Arts London, UK

ADS Business Process Review

Julian Richards, Archeology Data Service, UK

Eight weeks with the OPF

Charlotte Armstrong, Open Preservation Foundation, UK

Community Cultivation, Revisited

Katherine Skinner, Educopia, USA

Humans of Data 28

Kirsty Morrison, The Kings Fund, UK

Humans of Data 28


Being trustworthy and FAIR requires people, processes, technologies and collaboration

Mari Kleemola, FSD, Finland

World Digital Preservation Day 2018

Rachel MacGregor, UK

Celebrating World Digital Preservation Day

Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London, UK

in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate

Tim Evans, Archaeology Data Service, UK

Library and Archives Canada’s journey of discovery: modernising our digital preservation infrastructure using Preservica

Sylvain Bélanger, Library and Archives Canada

Researchers about TiU Dataverse

Petra Ploeg, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Preservación digital, aquí y ahora (Spanish)

García González & M.J. Baños-Moreno, Odilo, Spain

World Digital Preservation Day 2018

Helena Byrne, British Library, UK

Archives and special collections in the digital age

Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London, UK

Dealing with computer viruses in digital collections

Evanthia Samaras, British Library, UK

Nieuwe publicatie over digitaal preserveren (Dutch)

Bart de Nil, Faro, Belgium

Kansallisarkisto tarjoaa ratkaisuja sähköiseen säilyttämiseen (Finnish) 

Markus Merenmies, National Archives of Finland

Digital photography – asking the right questions

Anne Hocking, State Library of New South Wales, Australia

PanDA – digital asset ingestion at scale

Pete Brotherton, State Library of New South Wales, Australia

A ragtag bunch of computer misfits

Leigh Rosin, National Library New Zealand

Archives digipres team and World Digital Preservation Day today!

Archives New Zealand

The history of you and me

Valerie Love, National Library of New Zealand

Digital Preservation in Practice

Teresa Soleau, Lorain Wang and Linta Kunnathuparambil, The Getty, USA

Queering up Kiwi history

Will Hansen, National Library of New Zealand

World Digital Preservation Day 2018 – Ein Rückblick (German)

Beat Mattmann, University of Basel


Digital Preservation in the media on World Digital Preservation Day 2018

New York Times

World Digital Preservation Day And Other Storage News



Blog posts from around the world on International Digital Preservation Day 2017

'Celebration of the International Digital Preservation Day'

Daniel Gomes,, Portugal

'Digital Archives, Working with Depositors'

Simon Wilson, Hull History Centre, UK

'Digital preservation and the Anne McLaren Papers'

Jonathan Pledge, British Library

'International Digital Preservation Day at the Danish National Archives'

Jan Dalsten Sørensen, Danish National Archives

'Let There Be Digital Preservation – A View from the Data Archive'

Tuomas J. Alaterä, Finnish Social Science Data Archive

'Personal archives and personal digital archiving'

Dr. Arian Rajh, Highflott, Zagreb Croatia

'Taking a holistic approach: Creating a digital preservation program at Rensselaer Libraries'

Andrea Byrne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA

'The Lifecycle and Preservation of Electronic Records'

Leslie Johnston, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), USA

'The new ETH Zurich Web Archive'

Marion Wullschleger and Angela Gastl, ETH Zurich University Archives, Switzerland


Tighearnan Kelly, National Library of Australia

'Why Storage is not Preservation: A Conversation, surrounded by Conservation'

Kathryn Cassidy, Digital Repository of Ireland, Dublin