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 Preservation Tools

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

Understand File Formats

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

Questions, Issues and Evidence

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

Real Data and Requirements

Real data, real challenges and real requirements make your and others digital preservation developments far more useful and effective. Read more…

Build Your Case, Get the Funding

Selling the benefits of long term preservation can be challenging so use these tools to make a strong case. Read more…

Save Digital Stuff Now

What about all the digital data at risk that doesn’t fall within the remit of established GLAM institutions? Read more…

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?), contribute to this web site, or discuss your ideas with us.

Digipres Commons is kindly hosted by the Open Preservation Foundation.

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.