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.

“The Library is joining the DPC to benefit from the expert knowledge in the DPC community,” explains Jane O’Neill, University Librarian and Assistant Director, Information Services. “We look forward to accessing the training opportunities and online resources provided by the DPC. We expect our membership to provide a focus for Library Services’ approach to digital preservation and, most importantly, raising the profile of digital preservation within the University.”

Juan Bicarregui, Chair of the DPC Board welcomed the news saying, “We look forward to working alongside Queen’s University Belfast to help them build the capability necessary to implement their digital preservation plans. Their own valuable perspectives will contribute enormously to the collective expertise of the Coalition and its members.”  

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 secure digital legacy.

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