DPN Announces New Director of Member Services

Emily Gore will be joining the DPN staff as Director of Member Services on June 1, 2018. Emily has served as the Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America for the previous six years. We are very excited to welcome her to the team and are looking forward to the many ways in which she will accelerate and deepen the services we offer to members.

Please view Emily’s formal announcement here.


Five Board Members Concluding Distinguished Service

Since its inception, DPN has been blessed with an exemplary board of directors, including some of the most accomplished and honored individuals in the country. These distinguished volunteer leaders have provided invaluable guidance during DPN’s inception and have provided direction as DPN has continued to develop as a foundational organization for the digital preservation community.

Those concluding distinguished service on the board are:

Dan Cohen
Northeastern University | Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries & Professor of History
Board Member, 2015 - 2018

John Evans
Evans Telecommunications Company | Chairman and CEO
Founding Board Member, 2012 - 2018

James Hilton
University of Michigan | University Librarian, Dean of Libraries, Vice Provost for Academic Innovation
Founding Board Member, 2012 - 2018

Michael A. McRobbie
Indiana University | President
Founding Board Member (Chair), 2012 - 2018

Abby Smith Rumsey
Writer and Historian
Founding Board Member, 2012 - 2018

All DPN members are indebted to these individuals for their dedication and efforts to strengthen and further our mission. Their commitment and passion for digital preservation is a legacy for which we are especially grateful.


Job Posting: Director of Member Services

DPN is pleased to announce that we are seeking someone to join our staff as Director of Member Services. As we continue to grow and develop, this individual will focus on identifying member needs and researching and recommending new services for digital preservation. Please see the details about the position at this link and share the opportunity with anyone whom you feel would be an interested and qualified candidate.


Beyond the Repository Report Published

DPN was pleased to participate in an important research project conducted by Northwestern University and the University of California, San Diego. The project investigated the integration of local digital repository services with distributed preservation networks, such as DPN, Chronopolis, and the Academic Preservation Trust. Funding for this research was provided by the IMLS planning grant, “Beyond the Repository: Integrating Local Preservation Systems with National Distribution Services.” We invite you to review the final report from this project which can be seen at this link.


Declaration of Shared Values Open for Comment

The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity. Over the past year DPN and a group of collaborating organizations* united in the commitment to digital preservation came together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist members of the wider community as they negotiate this complicated landscape. 

As an initial effort, the group drafted a Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values that is now being released for community comment. The document is available here and the comment period will be open until March 1st. In addition, we welcome suggestions from the community for next steps that would be beneficial as we work together. Comments, suggestions and observations may be communicated to the group at comdigpres@googlegroups.com. We also welcome volunteer efforts to translate this code of ethics into additional languages.

* Participating organizations: Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust), Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)Digital Preservation Network (DPN), DuraSpace, Educopia/MetaArchive Cooperative, Stanford University - LOCKSS, Texas Digital Library (TDL)