World Digital Preservation Day (formerly International Digital Preservation Day) is held on the last Thursday of every November. This year, on 29th November 2018, the digital preservation community will come together to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials.
Awareness and understanding
The aim of the day is to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, personal good practice. Pervasive, changing and ubiquitous, digital technologies are a defining feature of our age. Digital materials are a core commodity for industry, commerce and government. They are fundamental for research, the law and medicine. The creative industries, cultural heritage and the media depend on reliable access to digital materials while families and friends extend and sustain their relationships through digital interactions. What better reason to celebrate the opportunities created by digital preservation.
Digital Heritage Network
Initiator of the World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) is the Digital Preservation Coalition. Worldwide, events are taking place. The Digital Heritage Network will coordinate and promote WDPD in the Netherlands. Institutions are welcome to organize an event under the WDPD flag, such as the Digital Preservation Awards at the Amsterdam Museum.
More information about how to join will follow. Please contact us with any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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