The Digital Preservation Network

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) was formed to ensure that the complete scholarly record is preserved for future generations. DPN uses a federated approach to preservation. The higher education community has created many digital repositories to provide long-term preservation and access. By replicating multiple dark copies of these collections in diverse nodes, DPN protects against the risk of catastrophic loss due to technology, organizational or natural disasters.

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Please consider joining us and contributing to create the solution. Preservation of the scholarly record is a complex problem that must be solved. Significant progress has been made yet many questions remain that require the collective experience and best minds of our community.