A step toward establishing an operational, long-term preservation system shared across the academy
A functioning preservation network capable of accepting and replicating Member Pilot content.
Opportunity for all participants to play out a realistic content deposit scenario and to discuss and capture the requirements and questions raised.
A preliminary report to the DPN membership regarding results.
In 2012 DPN was launched with the support of founding member institutions. By 2013 replicating nodes had been brought together to begin building the network, software and messaging system. 2014 has been a testing year. This summer three rounds of successful internal testing was completed. In the current phase real member content is being tested as DPN members have joined together as “first nodes”. Content has been identified and prepared for packaging into DPN “bags”.
Through the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 multiple rounds of testing will be ongoing. A soft launch of a production system will be available in the summer of 2015 through the end of 2016 with all member schools participating.
About The Digital Preservation Network
The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) will ensure that the complete scholarly record is preserved for future generations. It will be the long-term preservation solution shared collectively across the academy that protects local and consortia preservation efforts against all types of catastrophic failure. The supporting ecosystem enables higher education to own, maintain and control the scholarly record throughout time. While commercial entities may partner with us to contribute to this effort at different points in time depending on priorities and business models, final control must reside with the academy. http://www.dpn.org/.