Added on 8 August 2022

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of Southampton, as they become the newest Full Member of the Coalition.Logo University of Southampton

The University of Southampton has long been a champion of open access to research and is at the start of a project to ensure digital preservation policy, practice and infrastructure is in place to protect the institutions digital assets for future generations.


“The University of Southampton is joining the DPC to facilitate active preservation with the aim of ensuring authenticity, reliability and integrity of the digital collections and content entrusted to its care,” explains Stuart Dempster, Associate Director for Collections, Technologies & Systems.

“We recognise the challenges that comprise and affect digital collections and content, and the opportunities that DPC membership offers to work collaboratively to address these challenges for the common good.”

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

Chair of the DPC Board, Juan Bicarregui welcomed the news, saying: “We are delighted that the University of Southampton has joined the DPC. As active and innovative members of the research data community, we look forward to learning from their experiences and sharing those of the DPC membership.”

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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