The 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species

The DPC is inviting nominations for its 2019 edition of the ‘BitList,’ our Global List of Digitally Endangered Species. Nominations to the BitList are sought through the summer before being published as the Coalition’s contribution to World Digital Preservation Day on 7th November 2019.

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DPC Rapid Assessment Model

The DPC Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool that has been designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability.

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World Digital Preservation Day

With World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2019) on 7th November just around the corner, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to contribute and prepare to share stories of their own 'digital preservation day!' This year the theme for World Digital Preservation Day will be ‘At-Risk Digital Materials.’

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Community Engagement

We enable a growing number of agencies and individuals in all sectors and in all countries to participate in a dynamic and mutually supportive digital preservation community.

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Advocacy

We campaign for a political and institutional climate more responsive and better informed about the digital preservation challenge; raising awareness about the new opportunities that resilient digital assets create.

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Workforce Development

We provide opportunities for our members to acquire, develop and retain competent and responsive workforces that are ready to address the challenges of digital preservation.

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Capacity Building

We support and assure our members in the delivery and maintenance of high quality and sustainable digital preservation services through knowledge exchange, technology watch, research and development.

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Good Practice and Standards

We identify and develop good practice and standards that make digital preservation achievable, supporting efforts to ensure services are tightly matched to shifting requirements.

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Management and Governance

We ensure the DPC is a sustainable, competent organisation focused on member needs, providing a robust and trusted platform for collaboration within and beyond the Coalition.

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We are building:
  • a dynamic and mutually supportive digital preservation community.
  • a political and institutional climate more responsive and better informed about the digital preservation challenge.
  • workforces that are ready to address the challenges of digital preservation.
  • high quality and sustainable digital preservation services.
  • good practice and standards that make digital preservation achievable.
  • a sustainable, competent organization focussed on member needs.
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Digital Preservation Handbook

The Handbook identifies 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 provides guidance for institutions and individuals and a range of tools to help them identify and take appropriate actions.

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Vacancy for Associate Director - Technical Services at UK Data Archive 9 October 2019 The role holder will play a critical role in assessing, managing and implementing the technology that will help the Service meet its goals for stable/ sustainable/ innovative/ user-led data access and use. Read Article
iPRES2019 // Sad by Design: Politics and Psychology of the Social Media Age Dr Kirsty Fairclough Dr Kirsty Fairclough Last updated on 14 October 2019 Kirsty attended iPres2019 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme which is generously funded by DPC Supporters. Here she provides her write up of the first keynote... Go to Blog
Lunchtime Lecture: Preserving your Digital Memories | WDPD Event 7 November 2019 | 13.10 – 13.50 GMT Digital family or personal photos and records are listed on the BitList as ‘Critically Endangered’, so this year on World Preservation Day UCD Library will explain how to preserve these irreplaceable treasures. View Event

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