DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition), UK
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The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the urgent challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK and to work with others internationally to secure a global digital memory and knowledge base.
In order to achieve this aim, the Coalition has the following long-term goals:
* producing, providing, and disseminating information on current research and practice and building expertise amongst its members to accelerate their learning and generally widen the pool of professionals skilled in digital preservation.
* Instituting a concerted and co-ordinated effort to get digital preservation on the agenda of key stakeholders in terms that they will understand and find persuasive.
* Acting in concert to make arguments for appropriate and adequate funding to secure the nation's investment in digital resources and ensure an enduring global digital memory.
* Providing a common forum for the development and co-ordination of digital preservation strategies in the UK and placing them within an international context.
* Promoting and developing services, technology, and standards for digital preservation.
* Forging strategic alliances with relevant agencies nationally and internationally, and working collaboratively together and with industry and research organisations, to address shared challenges in digital preservation.
* Attracting funding to the Coalition to support achievement of its goals and programmes.
The DPC currently has 27 members.
More information on the DPC can be found at www.dpconline.org