Project Resources

These are some of the outcomes and resources developed by the DPOC team as part of the project. These will be updated as final drafts are available for release; where possible, deliverables will be deposited with the relevant university research repository to ensure ongoing preservation and access beyond the life of the DPOC project. If you are interested in some of the work that is not currently listed, please send a message through the Contact page and a team member will be in touch.

Templates and Toolkits

Digital Preservation Training Needs Assessment Toolkit 

Digital Preservation Training Programme Pilot Toolkit


Policies and strategies

Bodleian Libraries’ Digital Preservation Policy, version 2.0.2

Cambridge Digital Preservation Policy version 1.0


Data sets

Digital Preservation Maturity, Resourcing, Policy and Strategy Survey (2018), Dataset [anonymised] 


Journal articles and monograph chapters

Digital preservation at Big Data scales: proposing a step-change in preservation system architectures, published in Library Hi Tech, doi: 10.1108/LHT-06-2017-0122 

Digital Preservation Should Be More Holistic: A Digital Stewardship Approach, published in Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future, doi:

Conference papers and posters

Parallel Auditing of University of Oxford and University of Cambridge’s Institutional Repositories, poster presented at 12th International Digital Curation Conference, 20 – 23 February 2017, Edinburgh, UK

Designing and implementing a digital preservation needs assessment: Findings from the Bodleian Libraries’ institutional repository, paper presented at iPres 2017 Conference, 25 – 29 September 2017, Kyoto, Japan

Digital preservation skills assessment toolkit: a collaborative development, poster presented at iPres 2017 Conference, 25 – 29 September 2017, Kyoto, Japan

Skills for IT specialists in digital preservation: a fourth lens for DigCurV?, peer reviewed paper presented at VALA 2018 Conference, 13 – 15 February 2018, Melbourne, Australia



Skills for digital preservation, presentation at PASIG 2017 Conference , 11 – 13 September 2017, Oxford, UK

Realistic digital preservation in the near future: How to get from A to Z when B seems too far away? presentation at PASIG 2017 Conference , 11 – 13 September 2017, Oxford, UK

Operational Pragmatism in Digital Preservation: establishing context-aware minimum viable baselines, panel session at iPres 2017 Conference, 25 – 29 September 2017, Kyoto, Japan