Digitally Endangered Species: The BitList

Authors

  • Sarah Middleton Digital Preservation Coalition
  • William Kilbride Digital Preservation Coalition

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5334/kula.20

Keywords:

digital preservation, digital curation, digital archiving, digital sustainability, data loss

Abstract

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a not-for-profit professional membership organisation that enables its members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. The Coalition achieve its aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.

On 30 November 2017, as part of its ongoing advocacy work and the first International Digital Preservation Day, the DPC published the first ‘BitList.’ This list presented the results of a crowd-sourcing exercise that sought to discover which digital materials the digital preservation community thinks are most at risk, as well as which materials are relatively safe thanks to digital preservation.

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Author Biographies

Sarah Middleton, Digital Preservation Coalition

Sarah Middleton is Head of Communications and Advocacy for the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), an international group of organisations which exists to secure our digital legacy. The DPC achieves its aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.

William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition

William Kilbride is the Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), an international group of organisations which exists to secure our digital legacy. The DPC achieves its aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.

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Published

2018-11-29

How to Cite

Middleton, Sarah, and William Kilbride. 2018. “Digitally Endangered Species: The BitList”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 2 (1):12. https://doi.org/10.5334/kula.20.

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Project Reports