Added on 16 April 2020


The DPC has launched a new series of Technology Watch Guidance Notes which complement its popular Technology Watch Reports. The first of these Guidance Notes is now available for DPC Members and is titled How Researchers Use the Archived Web, by Peter Webster (requires member login).

How Researchers Use the Archived Web orients organisations engaged in Web archiving (or those intending to be), to the kinds of uses researchers might expect to make of the content they collect. It aims to support the development of programs of user research and engagement, and in turn inform collection development policies and the design of discovery and access services.

With a one-month preview for DPC Members, this and each new Technology Watch Guidance Note is designed to be a ‘bite-sized’ paper that will contain information about a problem, a solution, or a particular implementation of digital preservation and will provide a short briefing on advanced digital preservation topics.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this new set of resources to DPC Members and the broader digital preservation community,” says Sara Day Thomson, Research Officer for the DPC and editor of the Technology Watch Series. “The Guidance Notes will be useful for digital preservation professionals across the information sector and related fields, at all stages of their careers.”

Further Technology Watch Guidance Notes on the following topics will be published in the coming months:

  • AI Assisted Review
  • Electronic Signatures
  • Software Preservation

The Technology Watch Publications form just one of the ways the not-for-profit DPC supports the digital preservation community. An international advocate for digital preservation, the Coalition helps 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.


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