May 26, 2022

Digital Preservation Coalition Opens for International Membership

From the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Web Site:

The Digital Preservation Coalition is a not-for-profit membership agency which provides training, advocacy, capacity-building and partnerships in digital preservation, helping our members ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow.

It’s a global endeavour. So from 1st August 2016 we will encourage and approve well-founded applications to join the Coalition as full or associate members from around the World.

Until now, members have primarily been based in the UK and Ireland. Our membership has grown considerably in recent years and our existence is a practical manifestation of collaboration.  The DPC is outward-looking and established on a robust foundation.

We’re making this change because we recognise the growing need for international co-operation, partnerships and interaction.

We’re not acting in isolation. The Coalition celebrates and commends our relationships with cognate agencies in Germany (nestor), the Netherlands (NCDD) and the USA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance – NDSA). We commend also those agencies with whom we continue to work to deliver sustainable open source solutions for digital preservation (Open Preservation Foundation – OPF), tools and standards for web archiving (International Internet Preservation Consortium – IIPC) and good practice in the management of social science data (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research – ICPSR).  We seek to strengthen these partners, and our partnership with them.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: List of Current DPC Members (as of July 18, 2016)

See Also: Digital Preservation Coalition Publishes New Edition of Digital Preservation Handbook, Full Text Available Online (June 23, 2016)

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