Just a quick note to make sure that the DLF community is aware of today’s inaugural “International Digital Preservation Day” festivities. See below for information and follow #IDPD17 on Twitter for more! — Bethany
PS: today also marks the 7th annual Remembrance Day for Lost Species: https://www.lostspeciesday.org/ — a particularly poignant overlap, given the use of an “endangerment” metaphor in DPC’s new digital
preservation #BitList, described below and also launching today.
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Digital preservation community celebrates inaugural International Digital Preservation Day
November 30, 2017 at 3:20:10 AM EST
30th November 2017 marks the very first International
Digital Preservation Day.
Designed to raise awareness of digital preservation and to link a large, growing and widely dispersed digital preservation community, the day will bring together individuals and institutions from across the world, celebrating and profiling
Digital materials are a core commodity for industry, commerce and government. They are fundamental for research, the law and medicine. The creative industries, cultural heritage and the media depend on reliable access to digital materials,
while families and friends extend and sustain their relationships through digital interactions.
Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks around the world, International Digital Preservation Day is open
to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy.
"International Digital Preservation Day is a fantastic opportunity to create a greater awareness of digital preservation and to celebrate all the great things we can do with data thanks to our continual efforts to preserve it,” explains
Head of Advocacy and Communications for the DPC, Sarah Middleton. "Ultimately, we'd like that to translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, and personal good practice."
International Digital Preservation Day Will provide a window into the daily activities of those involved with or thinking about digital preservation. Data creators, curators and consumers from around the world will showcase their own
‘Digital Preservation Day’ through numerous events and workshops, and they will share that experience with an impressive and sustained series of blog posts, tweets and Instagram messages, all using the hashtag #IDPD17.
IDPD17 is just one of the ways the Coalition raises awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological issues which make up the digital preservation challenge. The DPC supports members through other advocacy activities, workforce
development, capacity-building and partnership.; helping members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, and derive enduring value from their digital assets.
*Apologies for cross-posting
Head of Communications and Advocacy
Digital Preservation Coalition
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