Our Work

  • Ongoing Projects

    Research and development projects including E-ARK and veraPDF

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  • Dedicated Support for Members

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

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  • 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. 

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  • Leadership Programme

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

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  • Working Groups and Task Forces

    Opportunities to work in partnership with the DPC and its members

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  • 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. 

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  • Advocacy

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

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  • Collaboration

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

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  • Existing storage systems do not protect records from unauthorised change or corruption,
  • The archive team do not have the tools required for effective search and retrieval of digital holdings
  • Holdings rely on file formats and storage media that are becoming obsolete
  • Current archive infrastructure cannot manage the volumes of digital data produced

The implications of which could be:

  • Financial penalties resulting from inability to provide evidence of compliance with regulation. Damage to the organisation’s reputation and loss of stakeholder confidence,
  • Inability to produce reliable and authentic records necessary to pursue or defend legal claims, undermining the organisation’s ability to reach resolution or making settlements more expensive,
  • Loss of corporate memory, inability to rely on past evidence to inform current decisions,
  • Failure to comply with organisational policy in relation to management of records (reliability, authenticity, usability etc.),

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