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Bits Decay: Do Something Today
30th November 2017

About International Digital Preservation Day

International Digital Preservation Day is held on the last Thursday of every November. This year, the first ever International Digital Preservation Day on 30th November 2017 brought together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials.

The aim of the day is to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, personal good practice. Pervasive, changing and ubiquitous, digital technologies are a defining feature of our age. Digital materials are a core commodity for industry, commerce and government. They are fundamental for research, the law and medicine. The creative industries, cultural heritage and the media depend on reliable access to digital materials while families and friends extend and sustain their relationships through digital interactions. What better reason to celebrate the opportunities created by digital preservation. 


 

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More blogs from around the world

'Celebration of the International Digital Preservation Day'

Daniel Gomes, Arquivo.pt, Portugal

'Digital Archives, Working with Depositors'

Simon Wilson, Hull History Centre, UK

'Digital preservation and the Anne McLaren Papers'

Jonathan Pledge, British Library

'International Digital Preservation Day at the Danish National Archives'

Jan Dalsten Sørensen, Danish National Archives

'Let There Be Digital Preservation – A View from the Data Archive'

Tuomas J. Alaterä, Finnish Social Science Data Archive

'Personal archives and personal digital archiving'

Dr. Arian Rajh, Highflott, Zagreb Croatia

'Taking a holistic approach: Creating a digital preservation program at Rensselaer Libraries'

Andrea Byrne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA

'The Lifecycle and Preservation of Electronic Records'

Leslie Johnston, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), USA

'The new ETH Zurich Web Archive'

Marion Wullschleger and Angela Gastl, ETH Zurich University Archives, Switzerland

'TROVE NOIR: THE DARK SIDE OF TROVE THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU'THE DARK SIDE OF TROVE THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU'

Tighearnan Kelly, National Library of Australia

'Why Storage is not Preservation: A Conversation, surrounded by Conservation'

Kathryn Cassidy, Digital Repository of Ireland, Dublin

 

Missed it this year? Here's how to join in next time...

Organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks around the world, International Digital Preservation Day is open to participation from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy. We want International Digital Preservation Day to provide a window into the daily activities of those involved with or contemplating digital preservation. And, in order to create a full a picture as possible, we would like to showcase a wide range of experiences, activities, projects, collections and challenges. Data creators, curators and consumers from around the world are invited to get involved and share stories of their own 'digital preservation day.'

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