Added on 30 April 2018

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) becomes the newest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).

Housed at the Palais des Nations, UNOG serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General at Geneva and in providing key infrastructure and support to the Organization’s efforts to maintain international peace and security.

The Library of the United Nations in Geneva has recently launched its “Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives” project, under the responsibility of the Chief of the Institutional Memory Section. Through the project, the entire content of the League of Nations Archives (registered in the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Registry), consisting of approximately 15 million pages of materials, will be digitized.

“Having invested so considerably in this project it is critical that we secure long-term preservation of and access to the digital versions of the League of Nations Archives,’ explains Maria-Jose Lloret Alcaniz, Digital Preservation and Access Manager for UNOG.

“By joining the Coalition, we look forward to sharing in the knowledge and experience of the DPC community for the benefit of the project: particularly advice in best practices, training for the project management team, networking with experts from other libraries and archives.”

Chair of the DPC Board and Head of Data Division for STFC, Juan Bicarregui said, “I am delighted to welcome UNOG to the DPC. As an international intergovernmental agency, UNOG has an enormous challenge ahead of them, but we are delighted to be able to share in this challenge and to help them maintain long-term access to these important digital materials through the activities of our expert community.”

The not-for-profit DPC is an advocate for digital preservation and helps members 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 primary objective is raising awareness of the importance of the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues.

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