We are delighted to welcome back to the Conference The Digital Preservation Coalition who attended and presented at the Conference in 2018.

This year we will be joined by the DPC’s Head of Good Practice and Standards, Jenny Mitcham who will be presenting the newly released digital preservation maturity modelling tool “Rapid Assessment Model” or RAM for short. RAM is aimed to appeal to organisations of any size and from any sector, allowing them to conduct a rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability.

This is of great interest to our new members who can take advantage of the tool to assess their actual preservation status as well as offering existing members an opportunity to re-evaluate their position.

Jenny brings a deep knowledge of the subject based on many years of academic preservation experience and then some interesting and varied experiences whilst at the DPC. Her wealth of knowledge in applying theory to real life commercial scenarios will benefit the whole of the HSRAA membership community. When not at work or with her family you can find Jenny running the trails of Yorkshire

The DPC is a not for profit organisation who enable their members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets. Advocacy and engagement is at the heart of what they do and we are delighted to once again be introducing their well proven method at the Conference.

Presentation abstract

The Digital Preservation Coalition has recently developed a new maturity model which is freely available for organisations to use to measure their current position and future goals in digital preservation. The Rapid Assessment Model (DPC RAM) can be used by any organisation, in any sector, who is required to manage digital content for the long term. This presentation will introduce the model and describe how it is being used across the world to help information managers and archivists manage their valuable digital assets into the future.