Member's Lounge

DPC Members are invited to drop-in for one hour of open discussion on a range of digital preservation themes.

In order to accommodate members around the world, and different time zones, the Member's Lounge will vary its opening times each month. Following this session, and to allow for Christmas break, the Member's Lounge will reopen at 1500 BST on Thursday 19th December. 

Discussion topics and resources

This month we talked about:

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iPres 2019: Preserving the people in digital preservation

Elisabeth Thurlow

Elisabeth Thurlow

Last updated on 27 November 2019

Elisabeth Thurlow is Digital Archives and Collections Implementation Manager at the University of the Arts London. She attended iPres2019 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is generously funded by DPC supporters.

A recurrent theme across many of the papers presented at this year’s iPres conference was the important role of people in digital preservation. Technology tends to dominate conversations around digital preservation, but for digital preservation to ultimately work, we need people too.

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Capturing Cultural Transformation: an update on the Hull 2017 City of Culture digital archive

Laura Giles

Laura Giles

Last updated on 22 November 2019

Laura Giles is City of Culture Digital Archivist at The University of Hull

Back in October 2017 we at the University of Hull blogged about the early stages of our plan to archive the Hull 2017 City of Culture. The project was in its infancy then so we’re keen now to share an update of where this journey has taken us since.

The idea for the Hull City of Culture Digital Archive was conceived shortly after the announcement in November 2013 that Hull was to be the holder of the 2017 title of UK City of Culture. Knowing that 2017 had the potential to be a complete game-changer for Hull, it was seen as crucial to capture a historical record of the year. There was a strong desire to document this time to guarantee that decisions made, works created, residents engaged, visitors attracted and money spent were chronicled and accessible to researchers in the future.

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Vacancy / Secondment at the DPC: Training Officer

9 December 2019


either Grade 6 (points 25 to 29 £29176-£32817) or Grade 7 (points 32 to 36 £35845 - £40322)


Call for Proposals and Papers, ICA Abu Dhabi 2020 Congress: 16 – 20 November 2020

Added on 20 November 2019


The archival, records and data landscape in the 21st century is changing public expectations, how we do our work, what constitutes credible evidence and how we protect our holdings. It is time for our profession to discuss, reflect and challenge existing practices to explore and expand the critical role played by archives and information professionals in the 21st century knowledge societies.

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Vacancy for Software Developer at The UK National Archives

3 December 2019

Kew, London

£35,000 - £45,000 p/a inc. Market Supplement


The Library of Congress joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 15 November 2019

LOC Logo horizThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the Library of Congress as its newest Full Member.

The largest library in the world, with over 20 petabytes of digital material across its varied collections, the Library of Congress has extensive expert services and programs to preserve its digital content and make it available to a global user community. Set to continue growing in scope and scale, each year the Library adds hundreds of thousands of items totalling several hundred terabytes to its collections. The Library is also the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Vacancy for Designer/Developer (Digital Services) at The UK National Archives

1 December 2019

Kew, London

£35,000 p/a + benefits


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