Our Digital Memory Accessible Tomorrow

The Digital Preservation Coalition exists to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow. We enable our members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital collections and raising awareness of the attendant strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. We achieve our aims through advocacy, workforce development, capacity-building and partnership.

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The DPC's Commercial Supporter Programme is good news for vendors, who already contribute much needed perspectives into the DPC’s discussions on an ad hoc basis; and for members, with the programme enabling much greater insight into their needs and requirements.

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International Digital Preservation Day 2017

This year, the first ever International Digital Preservation Day on 30th November 2017 will draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials.

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'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species

The DPC's 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species is a crowd-sourcing exercise to discover the digital collections, types and file formats our community thinks are most at risk, as well as those considered relatively safe thanks to digital preservation. By compiling this list, the DPC aims to celebrate great digital preservation endeavors as entries become less of a ‘concern,’ whilst still highlighting the need for efforts to safeguard those still considered ‘critically endangered.’

We are building:

  • A political and institutional climate responsive to the need for digital preservation
  • Competent and responsive workforces ready to address the challenges of digital preservation
  • Better tools, smarter processes and enhanced capacity in digital preservation
  • Closer and more productive collaboration within and beyond the Coalition

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Digital Preservation Handbook

The Handbook aims to identify good practice in creating, managing and preserving digital materials. By providing a strategic overview of the key issues, discussion and guidance on strategies and activities, and pointers to key projects and reports, the Handbook aims to provide guidance for institutions and individuals and a range of tools to help them identify and take appropriate actions.

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New preservation tools and tricks from the Dutch Digital Heritage Network 21 September 2017 Are you involved in sustainable access to digital materials? The Dutch Heritage Network has delivered a series of digital preservation tools and expertise for use by digital heritage professionals like you! Read Article
PASIG 2017 - A Twitter Retelling Simon Whibley Simon Whibley Last updated on 19 September 2017 PASIG 2017 provided lots of engaging and thought provoking presentations for those in attendance. Here, Simon Whibley offers a recap of the Conference, held at the University of Oxford from 11th - 13th September. Go to Blog
International Digital Preservation Day | Upcoming Events 30 November 2017 | 00:00 - 24:00 Our first ever International Digital Preservation Day this year will draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the opportunities afforded to us by digital preservation efforts! View Event
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