Added on 13 March 2020

The DPC is updating advice for events and activities planned for the month ahead. 

  • DPC offices will close from Monday 16th March for four weeks.  Staff will continue to work remotely but all face-to-face meetings and business will move online, whether by phone or teleconference. DPC staff will contact you to follow up with alternative arrangements if you have an appointment in the diary. If you need to contact us, please note we might not be able to pick up phone messages.
  • We intend to stick with our program of activities to the best of our ability and to do that we will move all our face-to-face events online. DPC Staff will follow up with anyone already registered and speakers to help support your participation, and we will refund anyone who has paid for attendance.
  • We have planned a reception to open our new office in Melbourne on Tuesday 17th March.  We’re going to move that online too, which means the whole of the DPC is invited to join us.  Details will follow shortly on how to get involved.
  • We will establish an online and continuous community forum so that the global digital preservation community can continue to gather for the exchange of ideas and mutual support.

The situation is fluid so we’ll continue to monitor advice from the World Health Organization and Health Protection Scotland, responding accordingly.  We will review and update as we go.

The DPC is established to help people and agencies come together and share their work but current health advice is for us all to reduce contact and minimise interaction. So our contribution to the global effort against the Coronavirus will be to ensure that we all remain connected.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.  I am immensely grateful to colleagues and officers of the DPC for their work and to you all for your patience with this unprecedented disruption.

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