30 November 2017

IDPD2017_LogoAbout International Digital Preservation Day, 30th November 2017

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 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.

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.


How to join in?

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.' 

Blogs Twitter Takeover Instagram New resources
http://dpconline.org/blog #IDPD17  https://www.instagram.com/ http://dpconline.org/knowledge-base

DPC members, and the digital preservation community at large, do fantastic work to ensure that we can continue to access digital materials for years to come.

Read about some of the digital collections being saved for future generations, and how our digital preservation professionals are tackling the challenge.

The DPC blog is open to anyone who would like to share their digital preservation story with us on International Digital Preservation Day. If you are a DPC member, make sure you register for the DPC website before you blog. If you are not a DPC member, but would like to post a blog, please email sarah [dot] middleton [at] dpconline [dot] org.

What does a typical digital preservation day look like for you? Are you in the middle of cataloguing a collection, migrating a data set, implementing a new system... or are you just getting started and contemplating your collection of digital materials.

Use the hashtag #IDPD17 to share what you are doing on International Digital Preservation Day.

If you're not a Twitter user, or don't fancy blogging, email us with photos and a description of the tasks that lie in store for you on International Digital Preservation Day, and we'll upload them to our Instagram account.

Email sarah [dot] middleton [at] dpconline [dot] org.





The DPC will makes its own contribution to International Digital Preservation Day through the publication of new resources to help support institutional and public advocacy for digital preservation activities.

More details to follow...



International Digital Preservation Day is supported by specialist networks around the world. 


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