Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation

11nov10:00 am12:00 pmEnvironmentally Sustainable Digital PreservationMoving from theory to practice OrganiserDigital Preservation CoalitionOn Zoom10:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details

In April 2020 the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) held a webinar entitled ‘Enacting Environmentally Sustainable Preservation’ (DPC Members may login to access the recording). 

In a follow up blog post, the DPC mentioned that they would be keen to see how ideas raised in this webinar were incorporated into future digital preservation projects and initiatives going forward. Revisiting this topic the DPC intends to explore how a range of digital preservation practitioners are addressing the issue, in particular how considerations around environmental sustainability are being incorporated into decision making and ‘business as usual’ activities.

This two-hour webinar (timed to coincide with COP26 in Glasgow) will consist of a set of short case studies from a range of organizations who are taking steps to respond to this urgent global challenge, including a reflection on how the DPC itself is engaging with the issue of environmental sustainability. There will be time allocated for questions and wider discussion on the issues raised and participants are invited to continue the discussion and chat informally in a virtual lounge setting (using the High Fidelity platform) after the webinar.

Confirmed speakers
  • João Fernandes, CERN

  • Michaela Hart, Victoria State Government Department of Health

  • Catherine Jones, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

  • William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)

  • Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London (UAL)

  • Karyn Williamson, abrdn

Discussion on this topic is also welcome on Twitter before, during and after the webinar using our previous hashtag #DPCeco

The webinar will be held on the DPC’s Zoom platform and closed captions will be available.



(Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+00:00)