March 22, 2018 – We had a great response to our naming contest from the COPPUL community and we’re happy to announce the winner: Kathleen Matthews from the University of Victoria!
Kathleen’s choice of “Digital Stewardship Network” was the favorite of the COPPUL DPN Steering Committee. Not only will this new name help differentiate us from our DPN colleagues in the U.S.—which is especially important as we become more active internationally through our involvement with groups like the NDSA and PKP—but it also signifies that our digital preservation efforts should be considered more fulsomely, that we gather together as a community to nurture our stewardship commitments, and that those commitments encompass the many activities we undertake related to the care and management of digital objects over time.
The COPPUL Digital Stewardship Network (CDSN) will make a small donation to the David Suzuki Foundation in Kathleen’s name. Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver. Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, the foundation works to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada.
The CDSN Steering Committee would like to thank everyone who put a name idea forward.