Added on 31 March 2022


This year the Digital Preservation Coalition is changing the way we ask members to share their needs, requirements and suggestions for our next annual program of activities.

Normally we gather together to network, share ideas and make connections at our annual ‘Connecting the Bits:’ Members’ Unconference and Networking Event. However, as we will also be hosting iPres 2022 in Glasgow this year - providing an even greater opportunity to meet, share and connect with a much larger group of digital preservationists – we will not be holding a Connecting the Bits event in 2022, and will gather information about our 2022-2023 program of activities in an ‘offline’ consultation process instead.

How will this work?

Step 1) Information Gathering

Starting today until Wednesday 1st June, we invite DPC members to submit their:

  1. DPC RAM Assessment

Who should do this? All DPC Members

Each year we ask members to complete a DPC RAM Assessment and share it with us so that we can understand our members better and create benchmarking information to help you and inform our own support activities. Find out more about how we will use the information you share with us here.

If you would like help or advice on completing your DPC RAM Assessment, book a ‘RAM-bulance’ surgery session with Jenny Mitcham and Paul Wheatley who can provide advice and guidance to help you with your self-assessment .

Please email your completed DPC RAM spreadsheet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 1st June.

 

  1. Priority areas for the next year

Who should do this? Full Members only

In order to help identify priority areas for the DPC’s programme of activities and the strategic plan, we’d like Full Members to answer the question:

“What upcoming topics or challenges would you like the DPC to provide support on as part of its programme for the next 12 months, and the next 5 years?”

Full members, reply by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 1st June.

Step 2) Prioritising and Developing ideas

From the data gathered through the RAM Assessments and the areas for support submitted by Full Members, DPC staff will each take your ideas to their respective Subcommittee Meetings in June, to prioritise and decide on outputs for each of the topics identified.

 

Step 3) Feedback on the Draft Program of Activities 2022-2023

Once all of the information provided has been gathered and collated, we’ll share a draft Program of Activities with all members for feedback and comment, before it is published in August!


If you have any questions about your RAM assessments in the meantime, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or for any other information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


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