May 26, 2022

Ten Organizations Release Draft Version of Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values, Feedback Welcome

Here’s the Full Text of an Announcement From Educopia:

The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity. Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations united in the commitment to digital preservation have come together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist members of the wider community as they negotiate this complicated landscape.

As an initial effort, the group drafted and that is now being released for community comment. The document is available here:…(link is external)

The comment period will be open until March 1st, 2018. In addition, we welcome suggestions from the community for next steps that would be beneficial as we work together.

Comments, suggestions and observations may be communicated to the group at sends e-mail). We also welcome volunteer efforts to translate this declaration into additional languages.

Issued by representatives of

  • Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust)
  • Chronopolis
  • Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
  • Digital Preservation Network (DPN)
  • DuraSpace
  • Educopia/MetaArchive Cooperative
  • Stanford University – LOCKSS
  • Texas Digital Library (TDL)
  • Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)


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