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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Benchmarking the DPC using RAM - webinar

I like to see how we have improved over time

DPC's Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) was launched as a DPC Member benefit in September 2019. More information about DPC RAM including a recording from an introductory Members-only webinar can be accessed on the DPC RAM web pages.

In this Member's only webinar the DPC will summarise DPC Member engagement with RAM and present anonymised statistics and analysis collected from DPC Members. 

There will also be ample opportunity for Q&A, discussion and feedback on DPC RAM.

DPC Members please login to access the link and join us on the day - registration not required.


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A year of digital preservation in a nuclear context - webinar

In this Members-only webinar, Jenny Mitcham (Head of Good Practice and Standards at the DPC) will share some of the work that has been carried out in the first year of a two year project with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA): ‘Reliable, Robust and Resilient Digital Infrastructure for Nuclear Decommissioning’.

She will share some of the highlights of the project so far, including work that has been carried out on a preservation policy for the NDA,  maturity modelling (including the creation of the DPC Rapid Assessment Model) and some of the case studies that are emerging from the project.

Key to this project is desire to contribute to the wider DPC community and also to learn from it. The project team are keen to have the involvement and feedback of the wider membership so do come along!

DPC Members please login to access the link and join us on the day - registration not required.

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World Digital Preservation Day

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At-Risk Digital Materials

  About World Digital Preservation Day

World Digital Preservation Day is held on the first Thursday of every November. This year we will celebrate all things digital preservation on 7th November 2019!

With the theme 'At-Risk Digital Materials' the digital preservation community will come together to celebrate their work - the collections they have preserved, the access they have maintained and the understanding they have fostered by preserving digital materials.

Pervasive, changing and ubiquitous, digital technologies are a defining feature of our age. Digital materials are a core commodity for industry, commerce and government. They are fundamental for research, the law and medicine. The creative industries, cultural heritage and the media depend on reliable access to digital materials while families and friends extend and sustain their relationships through digital interactions. What better reasons to celebrate the opportunities created by digital preservation?! 

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.

WDPD Illustration

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.

World Digital Preservation Day is a window into the daily activities of those involved with or contemplating digital preservation and the at-risk digital materials they are working hard to preserve. In order to create a full a picture as possible, we showcase a wide range of experiences, activities, projects, collections and challenges; identifying real-world impacts and consequences.

Data creators, curators and consumers from around the world, DPC members and non-members alike, are invited to get involved and share stories of their own 'digital preservation day.'

      • BLOG

        Share a story about ‘at-risk digital materials’ 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 WDPD2019 page! If you are a DPC Member or Supporter, you post directly to the DPC blog or send your post to us by Monday 21st October, and we’ll add it to the DPC's WDPD2019 blog roll for you.

        Read WDPD 2018 posts 
        on the DPC blog

        Read other WDPD posts
        from 2017 and 2018 

      • PICTURES

        Take a photo of the 'at-risk digital materials' you have encountered recently or show us what a 'digital preservation day' looks like for you! Share on social media using the hashtag #WDPD2019

        See WDPD2018 pictures on

      • VIDEOS

        Giving a WDPD2019 talk/seminar/lecture? 
        Or, create a song and a dance about digital preservation! (literally)

        If you can, record it and share on social media with the hashtag #WDPD2019.

        See some of our favourites from WDPD2018:

        All the Corrupt Files (Single Ladies
        [Put a Ring on it] parody)

        Digital Preservation:
        What & Why Leads to Who & How -
        Teresa Soleau

      • EVENTS

        Hold and publicize a live event! Let us know if you are organizing or attending a WDPD2019 event by Monday 21st October and we’ll add the details to our ‘What’s On’ section of the WDPD2019 page of the website, including URLs for the event. 

        Download and print contents of the 
        event pack and publicize your event using the #WDPD2019 hashtag for greater visibility.

        Visit the events page


        The DPC is publishing a new edition of the 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species for World Digital Preservation Day 2019. Follow #BitList for updates and ...

        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, or order as stickers!   

        See all logos


        Take photos, make videos, share updates about your own 'digital preservation day' or the ‘at-risk digital materials’ you are working with or know about, and share using the social media platform of your choice. Can you persuade your organization to let you take over the corporate social media account for the day to talk about digital preservation? In the run up to WDPD2019, share your thoughts on the most 'at-risk digital materials.' Just remember to use the hashtags #WDPD2019 and #BitList

      • 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.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information, and to send blog posts and event details for inclusion on the DPC website. 

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Lunchtime Lecture: Preserving your Digital Memories

General Information

“the digital record we save is the memory we’ll pass down to the next generations, so it’s worth it to take the time and make sure we give them something of value, and that we have something to give them at all.”

Helen Bailey, Library Fellow for Digital Curation and Preservation

World Digital Preservation Day will be held on Thursday 7th November, when a new edition of the ‘Bit List of Digitally Endangered Species’ will be published. Digital family or personal photos and records are currently listed as ‘Critically Endangered’, so this year on World Preservation Day UCD Library will explain how to preserve these irreplaceable treasures.

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'Digital Preservation in Libraries' at the Sharjah Library Conference

The “Sharjah Library Conference” is held in conjunction with the Sharjah International Book Fair (https://www.sibfala.com/) at the Expo Centre in Sharjah, UAE.

Digital Preservation in Libraries

Jeremy Myntti, Head of Digital Library Services, University of Utah Library, U.S.A.

Libraries have been preserving intellectual content for many centuries. With the proliferation of digital data in recent decades, libraries need to explore strategies for digital preservation to ensure that this new type of content is preserved for the future. This talk will focus on the history and development of digital preservation practices in libraries, including insights into the basic concepts important in the field of digital preservation. A case study will be shared showing how one academic library implemented these practices into its own digital project workflows to preserve over 20 years of digitized special collections.

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Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management Events

Poster TKFDM WDPD2019The Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management celebrates the World Digital Preservation Day 2019

To celebrate the World Digital Preservation Day 2019, the Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management will organise information events at the universities in Thuringia.

In honour of this occasion the Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management organises information events at all four universities in Thuringia regarding the different aspects of research data management and the preseration of digital data.

The Network will also host a free webinar on the subject "Keine Chance dem Datenverlust - Forschungsdaten nachhaltig sichern" ("No Chance for Data Loss – Long-term Preservation of Research Data").

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WDPD 2019: World Wide Open House

WDPD 2019: World Wide Open House hosted by Andy Jackson at the UK Web Archive, British Library

Andy says:

This year’s World Digital Preservation Day is on November the 7th. It’s a great initiative and I wanted to find some way to support it.

One thing I’ve learned is that both the web archiving and digital preservation communities are largely made up of very small teams or individuals embedded in much larger organisations. This can be hard work, and we’ve come to rely on support from our international peers, so I wondered if there’s anything we can do to encourage more remote collaboration.

So I thought, what about a global drop-in video chat kinda thing open to anyone who wants to talk #digipres stuff? A bit like the monthly DPC Members’ Lounge, but a one-off full-day open-to-all experiment. Let’s call it #DPWWOH, ‘cos that’s catchy right!?

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WDPD2019 at the National Library of Ireland

How do you eat an elephant?

One byte at a time!

Digital Preservation is an issue facing libraries, archives and other sectors in Ireland. The National Library of Ireland's (NLI) Digital Collection team recognise these challenges and we are bringing together the Irish Digital Preservation community for a morning of talks, discussion and networking. Following on from last year's event, and keeping it practical we will delve into the different baby size steps taken by different organisations to get started on the road of digital preservation, and talk about some of the tools and systems they found useful.

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