iPRES 2020 will be postponed to Oct.19-22, 2021, Beijing

Added on 31 March 2020

Statement from the Organizing Committee of the iPRES2020 Conference: 

"The Organizing Committee of the iPRES2020 Conference, after consultation with the iPRES Steering Group, the iPRES2021 and the iPRES2022 hosts, and after approved by the Steering Group, has decided to postpone iPRES2020 to Oct.19-22, 2021, to be held in Beijing, China.

This is not a decision made lightly – we looked carefully at various options, including keeping the current dates, canceling, and postponing the conference, and decided postponing for a full year is the best option. This protects the health of the participants and serves the best interest of the international digital preservation community, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe and takes its toll.

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ISSN IC and ORCID join efforts to provide enhanced information services to the scholarly community

Added on 31 March 2020

Paris, FR (1 April, 2020)  - The International Standard Serial Number International Centre (ISSN IC) announced that its partnership with ORCID has resulted in improved accessibility and easier discovery of authoritative information about academic journals and where scholarly articles are published. 

The ISSN International Centre and the ISSN Network have been around for more than 40 years identifying serials and continuing publications, both print and digital. In January 2018, ISSN IC released a subset of openly available, machine readable ISSN data on the ISSN Portal via content negotiation and API. 

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Vacancy for Digital Preservation Manager at The National Library of Ireland

27 April 2020


Higher Executive Officer Level


Vacancy for Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Studies at University of Glasgow

15 April 2020


£35,845 - £59,135 (Levels 7,8,9)


'Building a Digital Future : Challenges & Solutions for Preserving 3D Models' - Online Event

Added on 24 March 2020

We are pleased to confirm that our planned Briefing Day; 'Building a Digital Future : Challenges & Solutions for Preserving 3D Models' will take place on 30th April 2020 as originally advertised but will now be delivered as an online event.

This one-day event will explore the challenges of preserving 3D models and hear examples of how organizations are tackling this issue. 

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#DPConnect: Community Solidarity in Isolation

Added on 18 March 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has launched an online platform to connect the digital preservation community during a time when many are working in isolation.

#DPConnect is a new activity which from Thursday 19th March, 12:30 GMT will provide an ongoing, online presence at regular intervals each day, run so that it is available in different time zones around the world. It is a chance to check in with each other and provide a social moment of interaction with peers and co-workers.

Connect with the Digital Preservation Community

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DPC launches new office in Melbourne, Australia

Added on 17 March 2020

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has launched its new Australasia office with an online celebration today.

More than 100 members of the digital preservation community from Australasia and around the world gathered online for a soft launch event which saw quizzes, games, party hats, balloons, self-supplied food and drink, as well as guest speakers spanning the history of the DPC, as the University of Melbourne welcomed the Digital Preservation Coalition to the southern hemisphere. 


Members of the digital preservation community from around the globe gathered online to celebrate the launch of the DPC's new Australasia office in Melbourne 

The new office in Melbourne will enable improved access to the Coalition’s program of activities for members and digital preservation practitioners across the southern hemisphere and will help the DPC to enable institutions at all stages of maturity in the digital preservation journey.

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The University of Adelaide becomes the Digital Preservation Coalition’s 100th Member

Added on 17 March 2020

UniversityOfAdelaide LibraryExecutive caption1The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcomes the University of Adelaide Library this week, as they become the Coalition’s 100th Member!

Already providing a wide range of services to support learning, teaching and research at the University of Adelaide, the Library is also charged with the robust and optimal preservation of digital collections held by the University, and enabling workface capability-building in digital preservation.

The DPC celebrates the University of Adelaide becoming its 100th Member as launches its new Melbourne office.

The DPC’s presence in Australia will enable improved access to the DPC’s program of activities for Members and digital preservation practitioners across the southern hemisphere; helping support, represent and amplify the work of a very active digital preservation community in the region, as well as assisting institutions at all stages of maturity in the digital preservation journey.

“It is so exciting to have an Australian presence for the DPC,” says Kylie Percival, Associate University Librarian. “We are really looking forward to the future collaborative initiatives this presence will bring.”

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COVID-19 Outbreak: update to plans

Added on 13 March 2020

The DPC is updating advice for events and activities planned for the month ahead. 

  • DPC offices will close from Monday 16th March for four weeks.  Staff will continue to work remotely but all face-to-face meetings and business will move online, whether by phone or teleconference. DPC staff will contact you to follow up with alternative arrangements if you have an appointment in the diary. If you need to contact us, please note we might not be able to pick up phone messages.
  • We intend to stick with our program of activities to the best of our ability and to do that we will move all our face-to-face events online. DPC Staff will follow up with anyone already registered and speakers to help support your participation, and we will refund anyone who has paid for attendance.
  • We have planned a reception to open our new office in Melbourne on Tuesday 17th March.  We’re going to move that online too, which means the whole of the DPC is invited to join us.  Details will follow shortly on how to get involved.
  • We will establish an online and continuous community forum so that the global digital preservation community can continue to gather for the exchange of ideas and mutual support.
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