University Libraries accepted into Digital Preservation Coalition

University Libraries accepted into Digital Preservation Coalition

Aug. 23, 2023
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On August 18, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) announced its newest associate member: the University of Arizona Libraries.

Founded in 2002, DPC is an international charitable foundation whose vision is “a secure digital legacy.” DPC supports digital preservation by helping its members provide long-term access to digital content and services through community engagement, targeted advocacy work, training and workforce development, capacity building, good practice and standards, and through good management and governance.

"We now have access to free educational offerings, trainings, working groups, and a supportive community," said Stacey Erdman, Digital Preservation Librarian, who applied for DPC membership on behalf of University Libraries. "Libraries staff now have greater visibility of our work preserving the library’s unique digital assets for the future. Joining DPC demonstrates we are responsible, conscientious stewards of our collections who support and contribute to an international community of experts.”

“DPC members represent diverse sectors including academic, government, and private industry,” Erdman said. “DPC’s work depends on the conscious, honest, ongoing collaboration of its member organizations. DPC provides continuous educational opportunities for its members, and it promotes innovation by encouraging the sharing of cutting-edge practices and research among members.”

Being a DPC member aligns with all five University Libraries Strategic Priorities: Student Success, Student Learning, Research Lifestyle, Information Access, and Organizational Excellence. 

More information

Read the DPC press release (8/18/23)

Stacey Erdman, Digital Preservation Librarian