Added on 29 November 2017

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce Bacardi-Martini Ltd as its second new Associate Member today.

Bacardi is an international company consisting of several well-known drinks brands including Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire and Dewar’s, with a dispersed archival system across the UK, Europe and the United States. The company’s core business and brand records are increasingly born digital, and as these will need to be archived for the future, Bacardi is taking steps to ensure their long-term survival.

Global Archives Manager Jacqui Seargeant said, “Bacardi is delighted to be joining the DPC at this important time in our digital archive development. The DPC brings together a wide variety of organisations for the benefit of digital preservation and we believe that this expertise and experience will be a great addition to our own knowledge.”

“It is wonderfully encouraging to see commercial organizations like Bacardi joining the Coalition”, noted William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC. “Business archives are evolving, and there are a great many companies involved in impressive work to secure, data that is critical to their business needs in the medium term and of tremendous cultural value for the long term. For many years now, the pace of change in IT has been dictated by business. While preservation was once simply a concern in the archives the pace of change means that it’s a concern for current and mainstream business processes too.  Bacardi is just the latest to set an example of good practice for business archives and we’re very excited about working with them on their digital preservation challenges.”

The DPC exists to secure our digital legacy.  We enable our members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. We achieve our aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.

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