Digital Preservation Coalition
|Legal status||Non-profit organisation|
|Purpose||Arms-length administration of the UK digital archives|
|UK digital libraries|
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a UK-based non-profit limited company which seeks to secure the preservation of digital resources in the UK and internationally to secure the global digital memory and knowledge base.
Founded in 2001, the DPC acts a consortium of those organisations interested in the preservation of digital information. Participation in the coalition is open to all sectors including commercial, cultural heritage, educational, governmental, and research bodies. The organisation was established to stop digital historical information disappearing into an electronic black hole.
- Conservation-restoration of cultural heritage
- Digital curation
- Digital object identifier
- Digital preservation
- Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development
- Milne, Ronald – moderator: Webcast panel discussion, "Economics," Scholarship and Libraries in Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects (2006), Symposium sponsored by the University of Michigan Library and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (US).