Added on 12 May 2015

DPCAwards068Richard Ovenden has been elected to serve as President of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the first time the Board of the Coalition has elected a president.

Bodley’s Librarian for the University of Oxford, and former Chair of the DPC, Richard is no stranger to the digital preservation community, having worked in Libraries since the late 1980’s and directly in digital preservation since around 2000.  He is exceptionally well placed to promote the objects and aims of the Coalition, encouraging key figures to join the task of achieving the aims of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

“I am delighted to become the President of the DPC,” Richard said, “Digital Preservation grows with importance daily, as more of our lives –both personal and professional - are conducted digitally. The DPC has played a crucial role in raising standards, in training and skills development, and in advocacy and awareness raising over the past 12 years – I am very proud of its achievements and am delighted to be working with the DPC Board and staff to further the cause of digital preservation’

Chair of the DPC Board Laura Mitchell added “I’m delighted that Richard will be joining us in this new and important role for the DPC, and at such an exciting time for us. With fifty members now, the Coalition is expanding rapidly and we are now in an increasingly strong position to address the specific challenges faced by both the private and public sectors. We need more and clear voices to raise awareness about digital preservation and to represent the DPC in the highest level. Richard is the perfect ambassador to engage with the wider community on our behalf.”

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) exists to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow. It enables members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them derive enduring value from digital collections and raising awareness of the attendant strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face.

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