DPN has joined the United Kingdom-based Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). The DPC is a not-for-profit membership organization that was established in 2002 as collaboration between various agencies operating in the UK and Ireland.
Their mission is to enable members to: deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, derive enduring value from digital collections, and raise awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges members face. DPC works through advocacy, workforce development, capacity building and partnership to achieve their objectives.
DPN is eager to learn about the digital preservation solutions being discussed by DPC members so we can collaborate, work efficiently, and share lessons learned between our two networks of institutions. Chair of the DPC and Deputy Keeper of the Records of Scotland, Laura Mitchell commented about DPN joining their organization, “The DPC is absolutely committed to collaborating with other international networks for the development of effective practices and highly skilled workforces. I am delighted that our two organizations will continue to work together to achieve this common goal.”