How do you use the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation?

Added on 30 March 2023

The NDSA Levels of Preservation steering group would like to find out more about particular scenarios in which the Levels are being used. This information will help others who are using the Levels and may also inform future work. Rather than looking for full and detailed case studies, the group hopes to gather real life activities from a range of different organizations using the Levels answering specific questions and scenarios of interest to the community. 

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£5.8 million project to deliver a more sustainable future for Open Access books

Added on 30 March 2023

The Digital Preservation Coalition and Members are part of a new project that works to increase access to valuable research and is to receive more than £5.8 million in funding.

Led by Lancaster University, the Open Book Futures (OBF) project will develop and support organisations, tools and practices that enable both academics and the wider public to make more and better use of books published on an Open Access basis. Open Access books can be accessed and used online free of charge.

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The National Museum of Australia joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 28 March 2023

Amidst the excitement of the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) Relaunch Roadshow series of events to celebrate the successful establishment of its Melbourne Office, the Coalition is delighted to welcome the National Museum of Australia (NMA) as its newest Associate member.

Located in Canberra, the NMA tells stories of Australia with a particular focus on First Nations histories and culture, European settlement, and interaction with the environment. These stories are ever evolving and growing and, in the 21st century, are being played out across both the physical and digital landscape. In response to these cultural and societal shifts, the Museum is embarking on a bold digital transformation initiative to research, refine and develop collecting and display practices in this era of digital change.

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DPOE-N Workshop: Climate change, archives and digital preservation / Friday 21 April

Added on 28 March 2023

Register by April 17 for a free, on-line workshop offered by the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education. There is no application necessary, but please RSVP to attend.

Climate change, archives, and digital preservation

Date/time: Friday April 21, 1:30-4:00 PM Eastern Time (2.5 hours)

Workshop description:

Climate change poses enormous challenges to archives and archivists. In the short term, climate change presents issues such as unpredictable weather and the potential for more frequent and severe disasters. In the long-term, climate change may reshape decisions around the geographic location, appraisal, and use of archives. In this workshop, archivists and cultural heritage professionals, regardless of their location, will learn about how climate change impacts our work and cultural heritage institutions.

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Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit 2.0 now available!

Added on 26 March 2023

DPC Policy Cover smallThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released a new version of the Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit to coincide with its Relaunch Roadshow in Australasia.

Now freely available for anyone within the digital preservation community to use and designed for organizations of any type, the Digital Preservation Policy Toolkit guides users from initial research and preparation phases, through to drafting a policy, gathering feedback and communicating the finished policy. 

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Vacancy for Digital Archivist at a London Based Art Gallery


£30k full time OR £15k part time.


Vacancy for Assistant Director - Digital Library at University of Glasgow

18 April 2023


£56,048 - £63,059 per annum.


Vacancy for Cataloguing Assistant Archivist at University of the Arts London

10 April 2023


£30,777 - £37,468 per annum, pro-rata.

Fixed Term

Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit 2.0 now available!

Added on 19 March 2023

DPC Policy Cover smallThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is relaunching an updated version of the Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit to coincide with the start of a week-long Relaunch Roadshow in Australasia this week.

Focused on digital preservation activities, the Toolkit provides a guide to writing a business case and starts with factors to consider whilst planning your case, before offering templates and a step-by-step guide to drafting, construction and delivery.

“There is no perfect formula for writing a business case… as is often the case in digital preservation, it all depends on what the business case is for, who it is aimed at and how your organization wants you to present it,” explains Paul Wheatley, Head of Research and Practice for the DPC. “However, this toolkit provides a variety of practical ways to get you thinking about what makes a great business case, and how you can start to build one for your organisation.”

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