Happy 10th Anniversary to the Digital Preservation Coalition

Organisations can be a bit like the Queen with a selection of birth dates to choose from but the DPC is perhaps 10 years old today.

It was incorporated earlier but formally launched as an organisation at a reception in the House of Commons on 27th February 2002. Speakers at the event were Rosie Winterton MP Parliamentary Secretary in the Lord Chancellor’s Department, author and broadcaster Loyd Grossman, and Lynne Brindley then chair of the DPC.

At the time of the launch the DPC had 9 full members and 8 associate members: there are over 40 members and allied organisations today.

I came across the launch reception invitation recently so here is a scan.

Happy birthday!

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