Spread the word! On 7th November 2019 World Digital Preservation Day 2019individuals and institutions from across the globe will join in a celebration of their work in the field of digital preservation.
Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks in all five continents, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors and geographic locations; from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy.
Highlights of the day include the publication of a new edition of the ‘Bit List of Digitally Endangered Species.’ First published by the DPC on World Digital Preservation Day in 2017, the 'Bit List' is a crowd-sourcing exercise to discover which digital materials our community thinks are most at risk, as well as those which are relatively safe thanks to digital preservation efforts. By compiling and maintaining this list over the coming years, the DPC aims to celebrate great digital preservation endeavors as entries become less of a ‘concern,’ whilst still highlighting the need for efforts to safeguard those still considered ‘critically endangered.’
"This year the theme for World Digital Preservation Day will be ‘At-Risk Digital Materials,’” explains Head of Advocacy and Communications for the DPC, Sarah Middleton. “Linked to the new edition of the BitList we have planned, 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!”
World Digital Preservation Day aims to showcase the daily activities of those involved with or contemplating digital preservation. Data creators, curators and consumers from around the world will be invited to share their own ‘Digital Preservation Day’ as well as their take on ‘At-Risk Digital Materials’ through blog and social media posts using the hashtag #WDPD2019.
World Digital Preservation Day 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 also 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 collections.
A detailed program and more information about World Digital Preservation Day will be issued over the coming months.
For all the latest updates, visit the World Digital Preservation Day page on the DPC website, follow the hashtag #WDPD2019 on Twitter or contact [log in to unmask] for more details.
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