New Agreement with Data-PASS Announced

The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS) membership in DPN was recently announced on the ICPSR website. Data-PASS is a voluntary partnership of organizations created to archive, catalog and preserve data used for social science research. You may reference the press release here.

DPN Meetings, Updates

Member Meeting: Agenda & Registration Details

DPN’s Program Directions Committee invites, and encourages, all members to attend the upcoming Membership Meeting, May 23-24 at Emory University in Atlanta. Please see this link for agenda and registration details.



Important Work Underway by Membership and Leadership

DPN’s Executive Director, Mary Molinaro, shares a brief update on the important work that is in progress by both membership and DPN leadership. Please see the one page update here.


Webinars on Three Important Open-source Tools

Happy New Year! We wanted to begin this New Year by letting you know about three upcoming webinars that will take a look at some very helpful open-source tools. The seminars will be hosted by AVPreserve – an organization that DPN is partnering with to develop a curriculum to help practitioners understand how best to establish digital preservation workflows. We highly recommend you check out the information below and participate if at all possible.

January 19, 2017  /  2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
Webinar: Exactly: a tool that enables simple, safe and verifiable delivery of digital materials from a sender to a recipient.
Registration Link  /  Info on Exactly  /  Instructor Bertram Lyons

January 27, 2017  /  2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
Webinar: AVCC: a web-based collection management application that enables the efficient production of information critical to prioritizing and planning preservation work with audiovisual materials.
Registration Link  /  Info on AVCC  /  Instructor Rebecca Chandler

February 8, 2017  /  2:00 – 2:45 PM ET
Webinar: Fixity: a tool that allows simple and automated monitoring and reporting of file integrity and attendance to let you know if files in your collection are valid, corrupt, new, missing, moved or renamed.
Registration Link  /  Info on Fixity  /  Instructor Amy Rudersdorf


Important Update Regarding Deposits, Pricing, & Services

DPN's Chief Operating Officer and Services Manager, Mary Molinaro, sent an important year-end letter to all members updating them on several key changes. DPN and the community of members are making great strides as they work together to preserve valuable resources that are vital for future generations. You may read the letter here.