Digital Preservation Europe (DPE), building on the earlier successful work of ERPANET, facilitates pooling of the complementary expertise that exists across the academic research, cultural, public administration and industry sectors in Europe.
DPE fosters collaboration and synergies between many existing national and international initiatives across the European Research Area.
DPE addresses the need to improve coordination, cooperation and consistency in current activities to secure effective preservation of digital materials. DPE's success will help to secure a shared knowledge base of the processes, synergy of activity, systems and techniques needed for the long-term management of digital material.
DPE/Planets/CASPAR/nestor held a joint training event: "Starting out: Preserving Digital Objects - Principles and Practice" in October 2008.
On the DPE website presentation materials, sound and video recordings can be found, covering theese areas: