Added on 1 August 2018

The Publications Office of the European Union (Publications Office) becomes the newest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) this month.

The Publications Office of the European Union (Publications Office), based in Luxembourg, is an interinstitutional office whose task is to publish the publications of the institutions of the European Union (EU).

Its core activities include production and dissemination of legal and general publications in a variety of paper and electronic formats, managing a range of websites providing EU citizens, governments and businesses with digital access to official information and data from the EU.

“Long term preservation of digital information, produced by EU institutions, agencies and bodies, is a core responsibility of the Publications Office,” explains Els Breedstraet, Team Leader for Archives and Long-Term Preservation at the Publications Office.

“Participation in the DPC would allow the Publications Office to gain more advanced knowledge on digital preservation developments with more dedicated support from DPC subject specialists. We also look forward to participating in cross-sector task forces and specialist initiatives in the digital preservation field.”

Chair of the DPC Board and Head of Data Division for STFC, Juan Bicarregui said, “The Publications Office as a long tradition in digital preservation, and it will be a pleasure to share in their experiences in the context of the Coalition. We look forward to working together as we embrace emerging global challenges, technologies and opportunities.”

The not-for-profit DPC is an advocate for digital preservation and helps members 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 primary objective is raising awareness of the importance of the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues.

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