Added on 8 August 2022

With festivities well underway for the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) 20th Anniversary year, we turn our attention to another celebration: World Digital Preservation Day 2022 (WDPD2022) on 3rd November!

The DPC invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to celebrate digital preservation by participating in a whole day dedicated to all of the benefits and opportunities enabled by the hard work of our dynamic and collaborative community.

Continuing the theme ‘Data For All, For Good, Forever’  from another celebration - iPres 2022 - World Digital Preservation Day is an opportunity to showcase how digital preservation enables ‘digits to flourish.’

“Data For All, For Good, Forever is a chance to connect practitioners and supporters in celebrating the positive impact digital preservation has had across all parts of our global communities and societies,” explains Sarah Middleton, DPC Head of Advocacy and Community Engagement. “This could be in sustaining our collections or environments, supporting communities, exchanging information and ideas, enabling innovation or resilience.”

Organized by the DPC and supported by digital preservation networks around the globe, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing a sustainable future for our digital assets.

Amongst your own activities, make sure you set aside plenty of time for reading this World Digital Preservation Day, as the DPC plans to release a revision of the BitList of Digitally Endangered Species AND the conference proceedings from iPres 2022 as part of the celebrations.

Some suggestions for your own contributions are as follows, although other activities are warmly welcomed:

  • Bake/Make/Craft:

We know the digital preservation community is a crafty bunch. Can you bake an at-risk digital material, crochet a file format, or reconstruct a process in Lego? Share your pictures with us on social media using the hashtags #BitListBakeOff and/or #WDPD2022.

  • Sing and dance:

Channel your musical talents into creating a digital preservation song to share on World Digital Preservation Day. Need inspiration? Just look at some of the awesome contributions from previous years…

  • Blog: 

Use your blogging platform to highlight the collections you are working on, share a workflow or simply to explain how you got started in digital preservation.

  • Hold an event:

What better way to let others in and around your organisation know about digital preservation than to hold a seminar, webinar, live stream, watching party, hackathon or games room! If you would like your event to be added to our WDPD2022 events listing on the DPC website, submit details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 20th October. And coming soon… we’ll be sharing an event pack including WDPD2022 logos translated into 40 languages!

  • Share on social media:

Highlight the collections you are working on by sharing photos, videos, and updates about your own digital preservation day using the social media platform of your choice OR take over the corporate social media account for the day to let others outside our community know about digital preservation. Remember to use the hashtag #WDPD2022!

WDPD2022 is just one of the ways the Digital Preservation Coalition helps raise awareness of the global strategic, cultural and technological issues which make up the digital preservation challenge. The Coalition also supports its international members through other advocacy activities, workforce development, capacity-building and partnership; helping members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services and derive enduring value from their digital collections. 

For more details about World Digital Preservation Day visit the event page on the DPC website, and follow the hashtag #WDPD2022 on Twitter for updates.

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