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[InetBib] WG: ‘Save the Bits:’ DPC compiles Bit List of Digitally Endangered Species – ONE WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE

‘Save the Bits:’ DPC compiles Bit List of Digitally Endangered Species – ONE 

With 8 days (just over a week) until the deadline for entries to ‘Bit List’ of 
Digitally Endangered Species, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is 
encouraging the digital preservation community around the world to nominate the 
digital content they feel is most at risk of becoming ‘extinct.’

The last date for entries is Saturday 30th September.

“We don’t want to be prescriptive because really any kind of digital material 
could potentially be at risk,” explains Head of Advocacy and Communications for 
the DPC, Sarah Middleton. “We’ve asked for broad ‘types’ (habitats, if you 
like) e.g. gaming, AV, web, but other than that it is quite open, and we’ve 
left it that way for the community to tell us what they think.”

Examples might include content which has no obvious long-term home (such as the 
digital archives of community groups), different digital formats (for example: 
websites running Flash as the plugin becomes obsolete), or content where the 
value is recognized but the efforts to preserve have been incomplete (such as 
scientific e-journals).  Nominations might combine all of these themes, such as 
personal social media content as there is still so little in place to capture 
the volume, complexity and context of this information.

Once the nominations have been collected and collated, an international panel 
of digital preservation experts will evaluate the entries, before arriving at 
their final list which will be published in conjunction with International 
Digital Preservation Day (IDPD17) on 30th November.

Find out more and make your nomination for the #BitList by Saturday 30th 
September: http://dpconline.org/our-work/digitally-endangered-species
*Apologies for cross-posting*

Sarah Middleton
Head of Communications and Advocacy
Digital Preservation Coalition
37 Tanner Row, York, YO1 6WP

Tel: 01904 601952

Email: sarah@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:sarah@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Twitter: @Sarah_DPC

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