The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are delighted to announce a new memorandum of understanding that strengthens their ongoing collaboration to tackle digital preservation challenges.
Signed by OPF Executive Director, Ed Fay, and DPC Executive Director, William Kilbride, at the DPC offices in Glasgow, the MoU commits both two organisations to share knowledge and expertise, deliver joint events, and to support the development of tools and best practices.
‘The OPF and DPC have worked together on a number of stand-alone activities and events over the past few years’, explained Ed Fay. ‘And were both partners in the JISC-funded SPRUCE (Sustainable Preservation Using Community Engagement) project. The MoU will help us to better align our activities and offer further value to members from both organisations’.
‘Our first official joint initiative is already underway’, revealed William Kilbride, ‘The DPC has expanded the Digital Preservation Awards to offer five awards this year. The OPF is one of our partners, sponsoring the Research and Innovation award’.