iPres 2022

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) will be your hosts when the iPres conference comes to Glasgow in 2022!

This is a place holder until we launch the official conference website when we get closer to the date. There you'll be able to find a world-class program on the state of the art in digital preservation, as well as information about our plans to share twentieth anniversary celebrations and the Digital Preservation Awards with the iPres community! 

“We’re already looking forward to welcoming the digital preservation community to Glasgow”, says Executive Director of the DPC, William Kilbride. “Although Scotland has a significant and active digital preservation community, and although a great many research and development projects have been based here, iPres has never before come to Scotland. Glasgow has such a great deal to offer, and we are excited to share it with existing and new friends in digital preservation.”

We look forward to seeing you then!

 Event header image used with permission of Glasgow Convention Bureau

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Digital Preservationists Anonymous

Digital Preservationists Anonymous provides a safe space for DPC members to share the mistakes made, the pain suffered, and the challenges encountered on our digital preservation journeys. This session is a chance to reflect on things that have not gone as well as we liked, to consider the difficult challenges we’re attempting to solve, and it is also an opportunity to take a positive approach to this work and to find ways to make progress by helping each other. We’ll discuss how to learn from our experiences and move forward.

Digital Preservationists Anonymous has some ground rules. The first rule is the Chatham House Rule. Under the Chatham House Rule, anyone who comes to a meeting is free to use information from the discussion, but is not allowed to reveal who made any comment. It is designed to increase openness of discussion.

The second rule of Digital Preservationists Anonymous is that you must share with the group! Each participant will talk briefly (5 mins) about a “fail”, a challenge, or mistakes made. Feel free to bring slides if you like, otherwise no slides is completely fine.

The third rule is: the group will help. After hearing from attendees, together we’ll discuss the issues, and work out how to learn from them and move forward in the future.  


Registration is free and open to DPC Members only. Spaces are incredibly limited (max 5) so please register soon to hold your seat. If you have any questions about registration please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DPC Members please login to register.

What Past Participants Have to Say

"Digital Preservationists Anonymous (DPA) is a safe and enriching opportunity to share professional frustrations, mistakes and fears. Sharing these wardrobe skeletons and horrible imaginings in confidence with other DPC members is a liberating and cathartic experience. A problem shared at DPA doesn't become a problem halved, it becomes a discussion that moves forward with perspective, expertise and solidarity." - Anonymous

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#WDPD2020 - Grupo De Pesquisa Driade



brazil event

Canal da rede Cariniana 



8h Abertura

Miguel Angel Márdero Arellano – IBICT/Rede Cariniana


Daniel Villanueva - UNAM

            “La preservación digital en la UNAM a través de CLOCKSS”.


Brenda C. B. Rocco - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO

            “Variáveis da preservação Digital: mais do que uma questão técnica”

Apresenta as demais variáveis que agem sobre a preservação.


Fabiano Couto Corrêa - UFRGS

            “Panorama das iniciativas de preservação digital de dados científicos”

Mapeamento de iniciativas em âmbito acadêmico e governamental


Millard Schisler – Instituto Moreira Salles

            “Preservação digital – como isto será pago?”


José Carlos Abbud Grácio - UNESP

            “Modelo para elaboração de política de Preservação Digital”

O modelo para elaboração de políticas de preservação digital de documentos de arquivo para instituições de ensino superior a partir do caso da Unesp


Ela Villa - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Julio Santillan – Universidade de Brasília

            “Preservação digital no Peru: primeiros alcances normativos”

A preservação digital no Peru é uma questão ainda não abordada teoricamente, e as práticas em instituições públicas e privadas ainda são bastante incipientes e isoladas. Neste documento, identificamos alguns elementos relacionados à preservação digital na legislação voltada para consolidar o Governo Digital e a Transformação Digital no Peru.


Pablo Gobira - State University of Minas Gerais/UEMG

"A insuficiência das técnicas clássicas de preservação digital para a conservação estética das artes digitais"

Considerações acerca dos métodos clássicos de preservação digital dos objetos digitais vistos da perspectiva da preservação digital das artes e das artes digitais.


Marisa de Giusti – Universidad de La Plata

Las actividades dedicadas a la preservación que lleva adelante un repositorio de acceso abierto”


Andréa Gonçalves - FIOCRUZ

“Teoria e prática da preservação digital em repositórios institucionais”

Relato de experiência sobre a adoção de políticas e práticas de preservação digital no repositório institucional Arca da Fiocruz.


Ana Paula Araújo Cabral da Silva – Biblioteca da Faculdade de Medicina da UFRGS

"Digitalizar para preservar e divulgar"

Relato de experiências no uso da digitalização com o propósito de preservação de documentos, ampliando sua divulgação e oportunidades de utilização.


Caterina Pavão e  Moises Rokembach- UFRGS

"Preservação da web na UFRGS"


Vanderlei Batista dos Santos – Câmara dos Deputados

“A telecinagem de filmes da década de 1970”


Marco Dreer Buarque, João Guilherme Nogueira Machado, Eliane Batista Pontes - FIOCRUZ

“Plano de Preservação Digital da VideoSaúde: estratégias para a gestão de documentos audiovisuais”


Magda Almada – UGB/FIOCRUZ

            "Preservação digital de acervos sonoros da área da saúde"


Kadidja Valéria Reginaldo Oliveira - PPGCINF/UnB

“A diversidade linguística brasileira: registro, documentação e preservação digital”



Lídia Brandão Toutain e Joseana Oliveira da Cruz – UFBA

“Preservação Digital  na UFBA: foco no material audiovisual”


Anna Carla Almeida Mariz – UNIRIO

            “Preservação digital de acervos fotográficos pessoais”


Sonia Araújo de Assis Boeres – CAPES

“Metodologia para análise da preservação digital e do acesso pós cancelamento no Portal da CAPES”


Charlley Luz – FESPSP

Ana Van Meegen - Arquivo de Amsterdã

“Diálogo de Preservação: Brasil-Holanda”


Rafael Augusto Mendes Rosa e Thiara de Almeida Costa – UnB

“Proposta de plano de preservação digital para o Arquivo Central da Universidade de Brasília”


Tiago Braga e Alexandre Faria de Oliveira – IBICT

            “A pesquisa científica e a criação de arquivos digitais confiáveis”


Joaquim Marçal Andrade – Biblioteca Nacional Digital

“A Preservação como vocação: a trajetória da Biblioteca Nacional - do analógico ao digital”


Sessão de Encerramento

Todos os palestrantes

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Celebrating World Digital Preservation Day with RIMPA

Join RIMPA for a short presentation concluding with the unveiling of the ten finalists in the World Preservation Day Time Capsule.

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Virginia Tech University Libraries celebrates WDPD2020

This online event will feature:

  • A series of pre-recorded lightning talks on digital preservation-related topics from University Libraries personnel
  • An overview of preservation services at Virginia Tech University Libraries
  • Themed, punny signature drinks (click below to find out more!)
  • Time for discussion and socializing
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Panic and potential: challenges and opportunities in Pandemic collecting

Now more than ever, in the face of unexpected and unforeseen challenges the importance of working together to ensure the long term preservation of our digital legacy is paramount. Whether you are working to support organisational decision making or documenting real life stories in these strange times, this is a time to share and discuss the challenges we have faced and opportunities we have embraced.

The National Library of Ireland is using the opportunity of World Digital Preservation day on the 5th of November, in a short event, to bring together members of the broader library and archive community and discuss some of these challenges and opportunities in the context of the ongoing need to consider long term digital preservation.

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World Digital Preservation Day

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Digits: For Good

About World Digital Preservation Day

World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) is held on the first Thursday of every November. This year we celebrate all things digital preservation on 5th November 2020!

With the theme 'Digits: for Good,' World Digital Preservation Day 2020 is an opportunity to connect the digital preservation community and celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has, for good – or at least for as long as required.

This year especially 'Digits: for Good' refers to the hard work, resilience, and responsiveness of our colleagues which will enable research and development data used in finding a vaccine for COVID-19 to be preserved, shared and studied; it represents the fact that decision making in the management of the pandemic will be captured for future generations; and it describes the support which will be available to organisations around the world as they work to sustain themselves through this unprecedented time. It also goes beyond the pandemic, to all of the exciting and essential digital preservation work taking place right now!

The aim of World Digital Preservation Day is to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, personal good practice.

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Participate in World Digital Preservation Day

Organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks across the globe, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy - across all sectors and geographic locations, DPC Members and non-Members alike.

Data creators, curators, and consumers from around the world are invited to share their own 'Digits: for Good' stories through blog posts, social media posts, events and creative activities.


      • BLOG

        Share your 'Digits: For Good' story with us on World Digital Preservation Day. If you have your own blog platform, post your piece there and send us a link to it; we'll add it to the WDPD page! If you are a DPC Member or Supporter, post directly to the DPC blog.

        Go to DPC blog

      • PICTURES

        Show us what a 'digital preservation day' looks like for you by sharing your photos! See what others shared on social media using the hashtag #WDPD2019.

        See WDPD2019 pictures on

      • VIDEOS

        Give and stream a WDPD talk/seminar/lecture! Or, create a song and a dance about digital preservation! (literally).

        Follow DPC and #WDPD2020 on YouTube.

      • EVENTS

        Organise an online seminar, webinar, live stream, watching party, hackathon or gamesroom. Keep your eye on the 'What's On' section of the WDPD page of the website (coming soon) to see who else is celebrating and how to get involved!

        Get prepared with the WDPD2020
        event pack
        visit the events page to see what's on.


        The DPC published a new edition of the 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species for World Digital Preservation Day 2019. Watch out for a revision in 2020...

        Check out the BitList

      • LOGO

        The World Digital Preservation Day logo is available in languages from around the world. Download in your language and add it to related emails, communications and event publicity.

        See all WDPD2020 logos


        Take photos, make videos, share your 'Digits: For Good' stories and your own 'digital preservation day,' using the social media platform of your choice.

        Follow #WDPD2020

      • NEWS

        Read our World Digital Preservation Day news stories on the DPC website.

        Go to news pages

      • SUPPORT

        World Digital Preservation Day is supported by specialist networks around the world including:
        Dutch Digital Heritage Network,
        Open Preservation Foundation.

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2o. Encuentro de Preservación Digital 2020

GPD MexicoMéxico se une a la celebración mundial de la preservación digital 2020

El encuentro es impulsado por la Biblioteca Nacional de México a través del Grupo de Preservación Digital (GPD). En el acto se reunirán especialistas nacionales y extranjeros y cápsulas informativas para reflexionar en torno a las experiencias y retos que presenta este tema para las instituciones encargadas de resguardar la memoria documental.

The meeting is organised and promoted by the National Library of Mexico through the Digital Preservation Group (GPD). At the event, national and foreign specialists, and information hubs will meet to reflect on the experiences and challenges that this issue presents for the institutions in charge of safeguarding documentary memory.

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Nestor Online Workshop: How Personal Digital Archiving can help saving your digital life

It's up to you...and you...and you -
How Personal Digital Archiving can help saving your digital life

45 Minuten Online Workshop mit Martin Iordanidis (hbz) und Achim Oßwald (TH Köln) – nestor working group Personal Digital Archiving (in english)

Our life gets digital whether we like it or not. The amount of data and files we collect and handle is growing - in business, science, school and at home. It is a challenge to keep the overview.
A few basic activities can help to keep pace with the growth:

  • select what is important - and delete the rest

  • find out which structure of your files and folders fits most to you

  • name your folders and your files in your personal but systematic way and

  • do all this on a regular basis - which could be the biggest challenge.

Our presentation will give exemplary suggestions to realize Personal Digital Archiving (PDA). Together with you we will exchange our experiences with PDA.
The presentation is a contribution to this year’s World Digital Preservation Day. Find more information about this event here: https://www.dpconline.org/events/world-digital-preservation-day


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Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future

Dr. Paul Gooding & Prof. Melissa Terras discuss new publication "Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future

About this Event

Co-editors Dr. Paul Gooding (Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, University of Glasgow) and Prof. Melissa Terras (Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, University of Edinburgh) and contributors, discuss new publication “Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future.”

Legal deposit libraries, the national and academic institutions that systematically preserve our written cultural record, have recently been mandated with expanding their collection practices to include digitised and born-digital materials. To date, though, there’s been far too little consideration of the impact of e-legal deposit on the 21st century library, or upon present and future users. This edited collection is a timely opportunity to bring together international authorities who are placed to explore the social, institutional and user impacts of e-legal deposit.

To celebrate the release of the book, the Edinburgh Centre for Data Culture & Society, in collaboration with Information Studies at the University of Glasgow, is delighted to invite you to this seminar. We will consider how e-legal deposit is being adopted, and how legal deposit regulations are increasingly and intimately related to issues of digital preservation, access, and digital materiality. We will be hearing from a range of contributors to the volume, followed by a panel session chaired by co-editor Prof. Melissa Terras. Please do join us to hear more about the book, and for fascinating discussions about the role of legal deposit in the digital age!

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