International Digital Preservation Day

Posted on 24 November 2017

The 30th November is the first International Digital Preservation Day.

Coordinated by the Digital Preservation Coalition, the day intends to draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials. It aims to “create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society”.

International Digital Preservation Day logo 2017

Many different organisations and individuals across the globe are carrying out activities on the 30th November to raise awareness of the fragility of digital materials and of the ongoing work they do to help to preserve digital archives for the long term.

Watch our blogs (both the Borthwick blog and Digital Archiving blog) and @UoYBorthwick Twitter account on the 30th November to find out a bit more about our digital preservation work here at the Borthwick. Follow the hashtag #idpd17 on Twitter to hear more about digital preservation initiatives across the world.

We will also be sharing some tips on what you can do to protect your own digital legacy.

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