Added on 11 March 2020

MAX SOTERIA LOGO 400pxThe Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce that digitization and archiving services provider Max Communications is the newest organization to join its Supporter Program.

A longstanding partner within the heritage sector, as well as local government, large media and publishing organizations, Max Communications’ core services include digitization of modern and historical documents, as well as tens of thousands of films, videos, and audio tapes every year.

Having provided digitization and archiving services for the last 20 years, Max Communications offers a range of Software as a Service (SaaS) including DRYAD and SOTERIA; a suite of Archive Management and Digital Preservation services built on AToM and Archivematica respectively.

Geoff Blissitt, Commercial Director of Max Communications says: “We have seen a significant interest in digital preservation over recent months and we are keen to build on this momentum alongside the DPC. With the DPC and its Members, we would like to act as a catalyst for change as well as a custodian of established best practice; to be part of a Coalition which provides a space for collaboration where advocacy is framed by the best interests of the end users.”

Executive Director of the DPC, William Kilbride welcomed Max Communications to the Supporter Program, saying: “As a community we are all aware of the importance of sustaining access to digital materials, whether born digital or digitized, so I am enormously encouraged that Max Communications has chosen to work with us as a DPC Supporter.”

The DPC Supporter program provides an environment where solution providers and members can collaborate. The program’s events and activities offer opportunities for greater insight into the requirements of members. The DPC Supporter program of activities for 2019-2020 delivers exciting opportunities, activities and benefits designed to enable a positive dialogue between members and solution providers on ‘neutral’ ground.

All funds raised by the DPC Supporter Program will be used in first instance to support grants to members for training and workforce development, to subsidize training workshops or to sponsor DPC membership for charities and not-for-profits.

Any organization which provides products or services to the digital preservation community may apply for DPC Supporter status and in return will be invited to join and extend the activities of the Coalition. Supporters also enjoy early access to draft outlines of DPC Technology Watch Reports and other published output, an invitation to an annual community forum and horizon scanning meeting with DPC members, as well as the opportunity to showcase products and services through webinars and relevant briefing days.

The DPC enables members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.

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