Added on 11 September 2019

The University of Westminster becomes the latest organization to join the Digital Preservation Coalition.

The University of Westminster Records and Archives service manages the institutional records of the University and its predecessor bodies dating back to 1838. The archives include several deposited research collections, a garment collection and a small number of rare books. The integrated archives and records management environment supports an holistic approach to digital record-keeping from the point of creation as they collect and preserve records in order to make them accessible for use both now and in the future.

“The University has been actively engaged in digital preservation since 2016 and we look forward to sharing our experience and learning from others as we broaden our knowledge and develop a sustainable long-term digital preservation strategy,” explains Dr Elaine Penn, Head of University Records and Archives.

“We especially look forward to participating in DPC events, sharing knowledge and skills with fellow practitioners, and working together to inform our future developments in digital preservation.”

Executive Director of the DPC, William Kilbride welcomed the news, saying: “We are delighted that the University of Westminster has joined the DPC as our latest associate member. As active, innovative and engaged members of the digital preservation community, we look forward to learning from their experiences, particularly as participants of the Jisc Open Research Hub and Bridging the Digital Gap programme.”

The not-for-profit DPC is an international advocate for digital preservation. It helps its global membership deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services through community engagement, targeted advocacy, training and workforce development, capacity building, good practice and standards, with accountable and transparent governance. Its vision is a secure digital legacy.

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