A variety of documents about the underlying technology of DPN and the architecture of the network are available for review.

DPN Glossary  Definitions and context of specific terms.

File Packaging Format (BagIt bags)  Specifications for the DPN implementation of a Library of Congress based format, supporting disk-based storage and network transfer of digital content.

Ingestion and Replication Diagram  The functional components and operational services of the DPN architecture are shown in this illustration.

Node Requirements  An overview of responsibilities, operations, services, and other considerations for Nodes within the network.

Node Communication Architecture  Information on the inter-node communication mechanism.

This section contains a collection of best practices for various aspects of digital preservation.

Digital Preservation Workflow Curriculum  -  These modules are designed to equip participants with a set of skills and knowledge that will enable them to enact programmatic digital preservation within their organization and is focused on equipping organizations with the capability to implement and manage a digital preservation program.  (Download all files here.)

  • DPN Findings Briefing & Workshop Outline  (PDF)
  • Digital Preservation Workshop Curriculum  (PDF)
  • Module 1:  Programmatic Digital Preservation  (PowerPoint)
  • Module 2:  Selection  (PowerPoint)
  • Module 3:  Preparing for Submission  (PowerPoint)
  • Module 4:  Submission & Ingest  (PowerPoint)
  • Module 5:  Post Submission  (PowerPoint)
  • Module 6:  Sustainability  (PowerPoint)

Metadata Considerations for Deposits   An overview of the types of metadata that may be encountered and/or considered while preparing deposits for the Digital Preservation Network. Three areas are addressed: DPN-specific metadata, DuraCloud-specific metadata, and core descriptive metadata records.‚Äč

Evaluating Your DPN Metadata Approach  A guide to determine a metadata approach that is clear and self-evident and one that allows for recovery in the far future among unpredictable circumstances.

This section contains a variety of information for you to learn more about DPN and a number of resources for your use.

An Introduction to DPN   This two-page pdf is a helpful primer on the need for DPN, the solution, and how it operates.

DPN's Core Principles   The seven foundational principles of DPN.

Organizational Design of DPN  This historical document (June 2014) discusses the transitional leadership structure that was designed to evaluate the needs and to make recommendations for building out the next stage of DPN.

Bylaws  These Bylaws constitute the bylaws of the DPN Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the management of Digital Preservation Network, LLC, d/b/a DPN.