Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) at the DLF Forum

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) at the DLF Forum. Evviva Weinraub. Digital Library Federation website. October 1, 2015.
      Digital preservation starts when you take possession of a digital object. When institutions create or accept a digital object, "they are beginning the long journey of digital preservation." What happens to your data if there is there is a disaster or the storage institution fails? The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is working to create a network of dark, diverse, replicated repositories that guarantee member data for at least 20 years. The DPN partners are APTrust, Texas Digital Libraries, Hathi Trust, Chronopolis, DuraSpace, and Stanford Digital Libraries and they plan to start preservation ingestion in January 2016.

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