Digital Preservation

Digital preservation broadly covers the need to ensure continued access to digital information.

It is vital that digital records selected for retention are safeguarded and digitally preserved in order that the University carries out its functions and activities effectively, meets its legislative mandates, levers corporate knowledge and information for competitive advantage and protects its heritage.

In the University we have a digital preservation policy. A cross-University working group is working to implement the University’s digital policy and strategy.

This website is under regular review.

Digital Preservation Working Group

The Digital Preservation Working Group (DPWG) is a cross-University collaboration working to implement the University’s digital policy and strategy.

Who we are

The DPWG was established in 2015 with the remit of investigating digital preservation at the University of Glasgow.  Membership of the DPWG includes staff from the Library, IT Services and the Data Protection & Freedom of Information Office. 

The DPWG welcomes input from all members of the University community, please get in touch.

What we do

Since its inception the DPWG has created the digital preservation policy and taken part in the Jisc RDSS Pilot from 2017-2019 to test digital the preservation software Archivematica and Preservica. 

We have also worked on scoping records held in the University that may require digital preservation, and created sub-groups to focus on web archiving, policy documentation, and metadata & workflows.

Areas of focus for 2019-2021 are:

  • Digital preservation strategy
  • Digital preservation policy underpinning documentation
  • Implementation of Archivematica for digital preservation
  • Business case for implementation of a digital preservation service