Our Work

  • Ongoing Projects

    Research and development projects including E-ARK and veraPDF

  • Dedicated Support for Members

    Full members of the DPC are entitled to up to 5 days per year of dedicated support

    Find out more
  • Join Us

    Become a member of the DPC and gain priority access to a whole host of information to help you and your organisation in your digital preservation work. 

  • Leadership Programme

    Discover grants and scholarships to help develop your skills and experience in digital preservation

  • Working Groups and Task Forces

    Opportunities to work in partnership with the DPC and its members

  • Digitally Endangered Species

    Find out which digital collections, types and file formats our digital preservation community thinks are most at risk, as well as those considered relatively
    safe thanks to digital preservation. 

    Go to Bit List
  • Advocacy

    Discover how we can advocate for digital preservation within your organisation and internationally

  • Collaboration

    Discover ways of collaborating with the Coalition such as Projects, Partnerships and Working Groups

  • Active stewardship of digital materials which includes:
    • Monitoring security components of all preserved content
    • Ongoing checking, administration and management,
    • Processing digital materials for long term preservation,
  • Assigning the appropriate level of preservation activity for a given set of materials
  • Careful and informed appraisal and selection,
  • Keeping up with changes in the shifting technological landscape and user needs through training and development,
  • Liaising with data creators, data users, solution providers, IT departments, records managers, marketing teams, policy makers and more.
  • Not a technical problem but a cultural one. Needs leaders in this space to bring others on board to solid preservation practice.
  • Ongoing monitoring and management of digital materials, systems and workflows  
  • Planning and strategizing to sustain access to digital materials for the short, medium and long term,
  • Processing digital materials for long term preservation,
  • Supporting the needs of stakeholders.
  • Understanding that preservation should be the first consideration for digital stewardship

Digital preservation is more than:

  • Digitization, Backing up, Storage. [See preservation storage criteria]
  • Should be considered essential infrastructure of any organisation – like the power grid or plumbing

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