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

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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. 

  • 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

  • The bits and bytes making up your digital information degrade, rendering them inaccessible
  • The hardware or software required to interpret and present your digital information is no longer available
  • You are unable to find, interpret and re-use your data
  • There is insufficient contextual information (metadata) to understand the information and for it to be useful.
  • You are unable to retrieve essential information to comply with legal requirements or deliver the on-going business of the organisation efficiently.
  • There are gaps in the cultural/scholarly record
  • Your data can be manipulated by others (without your knowledge)
  • Vendor accountability
  • Demonstrable authenticity is key component across several sectors
    • Legal documentation
    • Institutional history
    • Decision making precedents
  • Current events may not be fully captured and represented to future generations
    • Who controls the historical record?

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