Libraries join the Digital Preservation Network

Penn State is among the founding members of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN). Formed to ensure that the complete scholarly record is preserved for future generations, DPN has more than 50 current members from throughout the U.S., including Penn State’s University Libraries. The group held it inaugural meeting in April 2014.

A long-term preservation solution shared across higher education, the organization’s mission is to protect materials against all types of catastrophic failure and to allow the academy to own, maintain and control the scholarly record throughout time. Although commercial entities may partner with the DPN to contribute to its efforts, the final control will remain within the academy.

“The DPN provides an essential framework to preserve digital materials, to retool publication workflows for a digital world, and to efficiently build a national preservation cyberinfrastructure (e.g., network, computation, and transient storage needs)," said Dean of Libraries Barbara I. Dewey. "DPN also provides the path to supplement and connect our current best efforts into a complete preservation solution.”

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Last Updated May 15, 2014