Added on 19 October 2023

WDPD2023 Logo Secondary RGB 1xSongs, video clips, hackathons, global events and institutions opening their doors showcasing what digital preservation is all about: That’s World Digital Preservation Day in a nutshell. On Thursday 2 November – in just 2 weeks’ time - World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) 2023 starts when the sun comes up in Samoa ... 

All day long we’ll publish blog posts from the digital preservation community on the DPC website and via social media, keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments in the digipres field. But that's not all!

On the Day, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) will be launching the Global 'Bit List' of Endangered Digital Species 2023! Please join us for a live Panel Discussion with Bit List Council Members, nominators and users of the Bit List as we release the Bit List 2023, a free-to-access list of at-risk digital materials which is revised every two years. By compiling and maintaining the Bit List, the DPC aims to equip digital preservation practitioners with independent evidence that digital materials are critically endangered, and that action is required, in order to support their targeted advocacy efforts.

Institutions all over the world are organizing events in honour of World Digital Preservation Day as well. Check out the list of events on the DPC website to see if there are any events in your region to join! If you would like your event listed there as well, please submit details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Behind the scenes, the DPC has also been preparing some great surprises for WDPD2023 too! Check out our Event Pack with everything in it to make your World Digital Preservation Day event a success. In it, you’ll find:

  • WDPD backgrounds to use on Zoom or Teams when holding your online event

  • Digital preservation BINGO as an icebreaker to warm up your event attendees

  • Lots of useful resources on digital preservation to direct your event attendees to

So, Get Ready for World Digital Preservation Day, as there are lots of wonderful events organized around the theme ‘Digital Preservation – A Concerted Effort’.

Let’s take digital preservation a step forward by working together and joining our community in a day filled with digipres inspiration!


World Digital Preservation Day is organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks around the globe. It’s open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing a sustainable future for our digital assets. Follow the festivities on social media by using the hashtag #WDPD2023, on the DPC website or by subscribing to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mailing list.

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