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.

“Over the last seven years we have been growing our digital preservation capability and capacity, with a focus on high volume audiovisual preservation from digitized film and videotape (and delivering online access through BFI Player). As we plan to broaden our digital preservation into other areas over the next few years, we are very excited to join the DPC, and have no doubt that membership of this dynamic community will help us find a path through the digital preservation complexities ahead.”

Juan Bicarregui, Chair of the DPC welcomed the BFI to the Coalition saying: “As long standing and active members of the digital preservation community, we are delighted to formalize our collaboration through DPC membership. Bringing with them a set of interesting digital preservation challenges bridging culture, creative industries and the media, we look forward to learning from the BFI team’s important experiences, expertise and perspectives.”

As Full Members, the BFI joins the DPC’s Representative Council which ensures that the Coalition remains tightly focused on its strategic plan, and that the strategic plan remains relevant to members' emerging needs.

About BFI

The BFI is a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. The BFI’s mission is:

  • To support creativity and actively seek out the next generation of UK storytellers

  • To grow and care for the BFI National Archive, the world’s largest film and television archive

  • To offer the widest range of UK and international moving image culture through our programs and festivals - delivered online and in venue

  • To use our knowledge to educate and deepen public appreciation and understanding of film and the moving image

  • To work with Government and industry to ensure the continued growth of the UK’s screen industries

Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Tim Richards.

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About the DPC

The DPC is an international charitable foundation which supports digital preservation, helping its members around the world to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services through community engagement, targeted advocacy work, training and workforce development, capacity building, good practice and standards, and through good management and governance. Its vision is a sustainable future for our digital assets.

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