DPN members are reminded that it is now time to be initiating 2016 deposits into DPN, if this has not already been completed. There are many member institutions who have finalized deposit agreements and are depositing content, but for those who have not yet signed an agreement it is time to initiate that process. The deposit agreement template can be downloaded on this site under Members > Legal Agreements. Institutions can make needed changes to the template (be sure those changes are tracked) and send the template to me as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If the institution will be using DuraCloud Vault/Chronopolis or DuraCloud Vault/Texas Preservation Node as the means of depositing content, the account creation process can be started concurrent to the negotiation of the deposit agreement. Just let us know your intentions. We will notify APTrust of signed deposit agreements for APTrust members, so the deposit process can be started.
Content should be in the actual deposit stage before November 21. If your institution will have trouble completing everything by that date, please contact me to discuss the problem.
Questions? Please let us know. Thanks! -Mary