News release courtesy of the Digital Preservation Coalition:
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as they become the Coalition’s newest Full Member.
With a mature digital preservation program, the University of Illinois Library has a bespoke digital preservation repository and staffing for digitization, curation, and computer programming. Its mission is to ensure continued access and use of digital materials stewarded by the library.
“Since our first engagements with the DPC, faculty and staff at Illinois have found it to be a critical connecting mechanism as part of the international digital preservation community,” explains Christopher Prom, Interim University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “The work in which the DPC engages cuts across typical boundaries, and we look forward to deepening our own connections to the DPC member network.”
Juan Bicarregui, Chair of the DPC was delighted to welcome the team at the University of Illinois saying: “Through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s membership, we not only extend the community of DPC Members in the USA, as they contribute their experiences to this growing network of expertise, but we also build upon that all-important collaboration and connectedness which are so vital to building a coalition scaled to the global challenge of digital preservation.”
The DPC is an international charitable foundation which supports digital preservation, helping its members around the world to deliver resilient 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. Its vision is a secure digital legacy.