Added on 1 April 2021

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) as the Coalition’s newest Full Member.

NLB is the official custodian of Singapore's published and documentary heritage, archival materials of national and historical significance in Singapore, government records and broadcast archives.

As part of its Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025, NLB aims to build on its role as an enduring source of knowledge on Singapore and its place in the world. To this end, NLB is committed to an ongoing programme to collect, preserve, and make accessible digital content on Singapore, and aspires to become a Trusted Digital Repository and an authority on digital preservation for the nation.

“Given the exponential growth and complexity of digital collections, we recognise the growing importance of collaborating with like-minded colleagues. We are glad to join a coalition of thought leaders like the DPC, and look forward to collaborating with other members to exchange knowledge, develop new skills and connect with the international community about digital preservation,” said Tan Huism, Senior Director of the National Library Board, Singapore’s Archives and Libraries Group.

Jaye Weatherburn, Head of Australasia and Asia-Pacific for the DPC was delighted to welcome NLB to the Coalition, and said “NLB is an important sector leader in their field and a focal point for digital preservation leadership among libraries and archives in Southeast Asia for the DPC. We look forward to learning from NLB’s expertise and experiences in the region, and advocating together the importance of digital preservation locally, regionally and globally.”

NLB also joins the Australasia and Asia-Pacific Stakeholder Group which was convened as part of the Coalition’s governance structure with the opening of the DPC’s Melbourne Office in 2020. The Stakeholder Group ensures that members in Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand inform the development of the DPC’s program in the region and have input on the broader strategic direction of the Coalition.

The DPC is a non-profit international advocate for digital preservation, helping 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 secure digital legacy.

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