DigiPres Commons Community-owned digital preservation resources

The digital preservation community is small and under resourced. This means we have to work together if we want to make a real impact. This site aims to provide a gateway to all of the wonderful community-owned and community-oriented resources out there that are dedicated to digital preservation.

Find or Describe Tools

Software tools give us the means the interrogate, manipulate, understand and ultimately preserve our digital data. Read more…

Understanding Formats

We need to understand the file formats of the resources we care for, and the software they depend on. Read more…

Explore Preservation Issues

Advance digital preservation by pooling our experience, sharing our war stories and finding the answers to the big questions. Read more…

Build Your Case

Start with the Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit, and use the POWRR One Pagers to educate stakeholders about the issues.

Share your challenges and solutions with the community, and view the resulting record of digital preservation practice.

Visual examples of digital preservation challenges, such as graphic corruption, can be incredibly useful in communicating the digital preservation message. That’s why we built the Atlas of Digital Damages Gallery and website -

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Improve The DigiPres Commons

The goal is to help the members of the international digital preservation community to find each other, to grow, and to find ways to support each other. Crucially, we want to help pool our knowledge and resources so we can do more and better preservation, and try to avoid anyone re-inventing the wheel. Of course, this ethos also extends to this gateway site, so please [raise any issues (e.g. what have we missed?)](https://github.com/digipres/digipres.github.io/issues), [contribute to this web site](https://github.com/digipres/digipres.github.io), or [discuss your ideas with us](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/digipres).

All images sourced from the Noun Project, including: Question image by Henry Ryder, Swiss Army Knife image by Olivier Guin, Add folder image by Sergio Calcara, People image by T. Weber, Cross hairs image by __Lo._ and chain image by Adam Whitcroft.