With World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2019) on 7th November just around the corner, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to contribute and prepare to share stories of their own 'digital preservation day!' 

Linked to the new edition of the BitList to be published on the day, this year the theme for World Digital Preservation Day will be ‘At-Risk Digital Materials.’

The digital preservation community - and related communities - around the world are invited to contribute by sharing their own ‘Digital Preservation Day’ and to show how this relates to ‘At-Risk Digital Materials.’

“We think World Digital Preservation Day is a great way of raising awareness of some of the digital objects, formats, media, software and real-life environments which could be affected by data loss…as well as what we are doing about it!” explains Head of Advocacy and Communications for the DPC, Sarah Middleton.

Organized by the DPC and supported by digital preservation networks in all five continents, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy - from members and non-members alike.

Some suggestions for contributions are as follows, although alternative proposals are encouraged!

World Digital Preservation Day is just one of the ways the Digital Preservation Coalition helps raise awareness of the global strategic, cultural and technological issues which make up the digital preservation challenge.  The Coalition also supports its international 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 collections. 

For a detailed program and more information about World Digital Preservation Day visit the event page on the DPC website, follow the hashtags #WDPD2019 and #BitList on Twitter for updates or contact [log in to unmask] for more details.

*Apologies for cross-posting*


Sarah Middleton

Head of Communications and Advocacy

Digital Preservation Coalition

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