Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by organizations around the world, World Digital Preservation Day celebrates the positive impact of digital preservation. On the DPC blog, our colleagues at Portico and Ithaka S+R explored this year’s theme, “Digits: For Good.”
In “Portico: Evolving with the community to ensure access to scholarship for good,” Stephanie Orphan, Director of Content Preservation at Portico, discusses our current work to ensure the preservation of and ongoing access to the growing body of independent Open Access journals.
At Ithaka S+R, Senior Strategist Oya Y. Rieger and Analyst Rebecca Springer report in “It Takes a Village: Documenting the Pandemic for Research, Policy, and Practice” that as cultural heritage organizations undertake the important work of curating and archiving content related to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital preservation continues to be an expensive and complicated process. Their ongoing research study highlights the importance of digital preservation and curation systems being both operationally and financially durable if we are to continue the vital work of preserving our shared history.