Added on 18 December 2013

The DPC is pleased to announce that the Welsh Government, through its CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales division joined the coalition on 18th December 2013.

‘The Welsh Government is concerned with ensuring the safekeeping of Wales’ digital resources, for access now and in the future. CyMAL is the policy division which promotes and protects the culture and heritage of Wales by supporting its museums, archives and libraries,’ explains Linda Tomos, CyMAL’s Director.

‘Digital preservation is a key challenge for museums, archives and libraries in Wales,’ she continues. ‘Membership of the DPC provides us with opportunities to share knowledge and expertise and collaborate with the wider digital preservation community. By joining DPC as an Associate Member we will be better positioned to support the sector in Wales to develop its digital preservation capacity, and play an active role in this community.’

Executive Director for the DPC, William Kilbride welcomed the Welsh Government to the coalition. ‘We are delighted that the Welsh Government has joined the coalition. As our fourth Welsh member, we are really looking forward to working with CyMAL to support and develop professional standards, expertise and skills, as well as facilitating research and baseline information across this sector in Wales.’

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