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The DiSSCo Water Cooler in the time of social distancing

Latest technologies and creative people to answer a shared global challenge #DPConnect

The Digital Preservation Coalition exists to connect people and enable ever closer collaboration towards a shared global challenge; and yet we find ourselves with new and surprising advice about isolation and distancing. Isolation should not mean lack of solidarity. 

From Thursday 19th March, starting with a session at 12:30 GMT, we’re launching a new platform called #DPConnect to provide an ongoing, online presence at regular intervals each day, run so that it is available at time zones around the world.

It is a chance to check in with each other and provide a social moment of interaction with peers and co-workers. The gatherings may not be long, will have no agenda and no themes – although you are welcome to share work problems and challenges – or just check in with each other if you are struggling or feel isolated.  Longer meetings can continue once others have left if required.  We’ll use the hashtag #dpconnect when we discuss it on twitter.

If we succeed, the global digital preservation community will come out of this period of isolation better connected. 

Who can use #DPConnect?

  •  #DPConnect is available to everyone in the digital preservation community, DPC Members and non-members alike, provided all participants are respectful and supportive of one another and adhere to the DPC’s Inclusion and Diversity Policy (see more below).

How to #DPConnect?

  • #DPConnect will use the DPC’s online Zoom facility.
  • Choose from one or more of three daily sessions, Monday – Friday.
  • Connect by phone or web.
  • DPC members may access the sessions they would like to attend directly, by logging into the website to reveal the joining information.
  • Non-Members who would like to attend the sessions may request the joining information by clicking on their preferred timing below.
  • Re-usable meeting links: Pick your region or timezone and it will be the same meeting ID or URL each day.
  • Each session to be captained by a DPC Staff Member or volunteer (see Guidance for Sessions Captains and to volunteer please email sarah.middleton@dpconline.org).


Let’s stay together and connected !

For more info: https://www.dpconline.org/events/dpconnect