New Members

The BFI joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 12 September 2022

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the British Film Institute (BFI) as its newest Full Member.

With responsibility for the UK’s national moving image archive, the BFI collects and preserves the UK’s film, television and associated special collections, library books and journals. Digital preservation interests include digitized and born-digital acquisitions, at high volume.

“The BFI National Archive has been involved informally in DPC events and initiatives for a few years, and has benefitted immensely from the expertise, resources and support that the DPC’s membership community generates,” explains Stephen McConnachie, Head of Digital Preservation for BFI.

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The University of Southampton joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 8 August 2022

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of Southampton, as they become the newest Full Member of the Coalition.Logo University of Southampton

The University of Southampton has long been a champion of open access to research and is at the start of a project to ensure digital preservation policy, practice and infrastructure is in place to protect the institutions digital assets for future generations.

 

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The Art Gallery of New South Wales joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 4 August 2022

 The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce the Art Gallery of New South Wales as its newest associate member.AGNSW Logo Blue Live RGB 1600px

 

Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of NSW is one of Australia’s flagship art museums and the state’s leading visual arts institution. Located in Sydney on the lands of the Gadigal of the Eora nation, the Art Gallery of NSW holds significant collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Australian and International art. The Art Gallery of NSW holds the personal archives of over 200 artists, including correspondence, photographs, original artworks and sketchbooks and audio-visual material. Also held are the records from over 50 galleries and art organisations, including the Biennale of Sydney. This is in addition to the Art Gallery’s own administrative records of from the 1870s to the present day.

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V&A Museum joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 30 June 2022

V and A logo 1288x724The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the V&A Museum, as they become the newest Associate Member of the Coalition.

A world-leading museum of art and design, the V&A houses a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects, books and archives that span more than 5,000 years. The V&A’s holdings constitute collections-related digital assets such as object photography, born-digital and hybrid museum objects, digitised 3D scans of objects and archive material, corporate digital archives and other business digital assets.

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Global manufacturer joins the DPC

Added on 24 May 2022

A global manufacturer has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition on 24th May 2022.

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Queen’s University Belfast joins the Digital Preservation Coalition.

Added on 22 April 2022

QUB Red Logo SmallThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome Library Services at Queen’s University Belfast as its newest Associate member this month.

Founded in Belfast in 1845, the Library aims to ensure long-term access to digital content through the development of a strategy to support the acquisition, management, preservation and provision of access to born-digital and digitised content. With responsibility for the institutional repository as well as Special Collections and Archives, the Library has plans to implement both a Library Services specific Digital Preservation Policy, as well as a university-wide Digital Preservation Policy and long-term data management plan.

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American University in Cairo, Egypt joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 7 April 2022

AUC Logo 2American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC) is the latest organization to join the Digital Preservation Coalition, as they become Associate Members.

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919, and from the beginning considered enrichment of Egypt’s cultural life part of its mission, sponsoring lectures and other public programming featuring important thinkers and creative individuals. The major entry of The Rare Books and Special Collections Library of AUC Libraries into the area of preserving cultural heritage came with AUC’s acquisition of the personal library of pioneering scholar of Islamic Art and Architecture Sir K.A.C. Creswell in the 1950s which, with its rare and valuable book holdings, served as the core resource for the university’s Arab Studies offerings. The library’s holdings house important donated archival collections in various disciplines, include pioneer scholars in Islamic architecture, Egypt’s leading architects, world-class photographers, local Egyptologists, famous journalists and prolific artists as well as evidence of everyday Egyptians shaping their nation as in the 2011 revolution, for preserving cultural heritage materials.

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Heriot-Watt University joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 31 March 2022

Heriot Watt University logoHeriot-Watt University is the latest organization to join the Digital Preservation Coalition, as they become Associate Member.

With campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Malaysia and Dubai, the University is moving towards a digital only environment, which has been accelerated by the pandemic and remote working and teaching.

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The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 30 March 2022

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), as they become the Coalition’s newest Associate Member.

With three campuses and two sites in Australia, two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain, RMIT University Archives and the Library are required to manage long-term preservation of the digital assets and cultural heritage of a global university. 

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The University of Witwatersrand joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

Added on 24 March 2022

Wits Logo Legal Stacked smallThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of Witwatersrand (Wits University), as they become the Coalition’s newest Full Member.

With a vision to be South Africa’s information hub of choice, among the top research libraries in the world, Wits University Library strives to provide inclusive environments for accessing, producing and sharing knowledge. The Library manages the institutional digitisation centre, digital library and archival repositories and are therefore mandated with the preservation of these digital objects.

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