- The Solutions
On 11 November 2021 at 09:00 - 11:30 UTC | 10:00 - 12:30 CET, a two-hour webinar on "Environmentally sustainable digital preservation" took place online (timed to coincide with COP26 in Glasgow), organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition.
The webinar consisted of a set of short case studies from a range of organizations that are taking steps to respond to this urgent global challenge, including a reflection on how the DPC itself is engaging with the issue of environmental sustainability.
The aim of the webinar was explore how a range of digital preservation practitioners are addressing the issue, in particular how considerations around environmental sustainability are being incorporated into decision making and ‘business as usual' activities.
09:05: Michaela Hart, Victoria State Government Department of Health - Hope in the Anthropocene - Connecting to archival long game
09:20: João Fernandes, CERN - Archiving and Preservation for Research: Environmental Considerations
09:35: Karyn Williamson, abrdn - ‘The archive and abrdn – Towards sustainable digital preservation’
09:50: Catherine Jones, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - Investigating the impact of policy on energy consumption in the Energy Data Centre
10:05: short comfort break
10:10: Elisabeth Thurlow, University of the Arts London (UAL) - Challenging collecting: Inspiring a broader review of UAL collections management practices
10:25: Veli-Antti Leinonen, CSC – IT Сentre for Science - Running a zero emissions data centre
10:40: William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition - Reflections and discussion
10:55: Wrap up and thanks
11:00: Close and move to virtual lounge for informal discussion (registered participants only