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The COPPUL Digital Preservation Network

Digital preservation combines policies, strategies, and actions that ensure access to digital content over time. When successful, digital preservation results in a cumulative record of human action and memory. Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values

The COPPUL Digital Preservation Network builds capacity for digital preservation at member institutions by offering world-class preservation infrastructure, education opportunities and advocacy resources, and by connecting local digital preservation activities with regional, national and international efforts. More information...

The COPPUL DPN is overseen by a Steering Committee and operated on a day-to-day basis by the COPPUL DPN Coordinator.

Key documents

Infrastructure services

 COPPUL's suite of digital preservation services are rapidly evolving.  For an up-to-date overview, please see: COPPUL’s opt-in services overview.

  • Preservation storage services: WestVault is COPPUL's next generation Community LOCKSS Network.
  • Web archiving: COPPUL partners with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the Internet Archive to offer Archive-It, a tool that enables COPPUL members harvest, build, and preserve collections of web-based materials.
  • Preservation processing services: Archivematica is an open-source digital preservation system designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects. 
  • Repository services: Arca is a Fedora-based repository built on Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide.

Collaborative projects and initiatives

The COPPUL DPN works with a wide variety of regional, national and international projects and initiatives that have a meaningful impact on COPPUL members' ability to undertake effective digital preservation. Learn More.

Other activities

  • COPPUL digital preservation webinar series: a series of webinars on digital preservation activities across COPPUL and beyond.
  • COPPUL Digital Preservation Network (DPN) Transformation Project: Concluded in the Spring 2017 and resulting in the official establishment of the COPPUL DPN, this two-year project commenced in August 1st, 2015 and aimed to transform COPPUL’s current digital preservation activities into a set of comprehensive, flexible, scalable, and sustainable services provided by a COPPUL Digital Preservation Network (COPPUL DPN).

More information?

For more information, contact the DPN Coordinator:

Corey Davis, COPPUL DPN Coordinator