The Digital Preservation Coalition’s popular drop-in session #DPConnect will be returning on Friday 29th October for a weekly ad-hoc, off the record conversation about all-things digital preservation. 


All are welcome at #DPConnect and there is no need to register: simply show up at the new time of 1300 UTC every Friday for thirty minutes of lively and light-hearted chat with colleagues around the world.


#DPConnect will run every Friday.


#DPConnect is designed to be short and deliberately informal, not more than 30 minutes each week and with no set agenda: participants are invited to come and talk about what they are working on, share work problems and challenges - or just say hello!


As a new addition we will add a theme to #DPConnect on the last Friday of each month.  These sessions – which we’re calling #DPClinic – will pick a popular digital preservation topic each month and invite discussion, debate and controversy around shared challenges in preservation. Participants are invited to bring questions, queries and challenges on the relevant topic, as well as stories of what has worked well for them; or alternatively just to listen in to the discussion.


Suggestions for subsequent #DPClinic themes are welcomed, but the first four themes will be as follows:

29th October 2021

Preserving PDF

26th November 2021

Preserving Spreadsheets

17th December 2021*

Preserving Lotus Notes

28th January 2022

Certification and Maturity Modelling

*brought forward to accommodate the Christmas break


#DPConnect will take place every Friday, with a themed #DPClinic once a month:


Europe, Africa, Mid-East and Americas

Weekly at 1300 UTC (click for local times)

Australasia and Asia Pacific

Quarterly following AusPreserves meetups as advertised


#DPConnect and #DPClinic are available to everyone in the digital preservation community members and all are welcome to attend sessions in any of the time zones, provided all participants are respectful and supportive of one another and adhere to the DPC's Inclusion and Diversity Policy.




*Apologies for cross-posting*


Sarah Middleton

Head of Communications and Advocacy

Digital Preservation Coalition

37 Tanner Row, York, YO1 6WP

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Twitter: @Sarah_DPC


My email hours are Mon – Fri // 08:30 – 14:30 (UK)


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