Digital Preservation

Digital information is now the dominant medium of knowledge—and we are still adjusting to this paradigm shift. The rapid pace of technological change and the ephemeral nature of digital content each introduce new challenges to making knowledge accessible and useable over time. The Educopia Institute explores and encourages a broad range of responses to these challenges that involve collaborative activities between institutions and stakeholder communities. Educopia’s research includes a variety of initiatives:

  • Developing frameworks for distributed digital preservation
  • Facilitating international collaboration
  • Advocating for local control and ownership of content
  • Analyzing and documenting the challenges presented by particular content types
  • Developing scripts and guidance documentation to enable broader implementations of existing open source tools.

Uniting this diverse range of research interests is our core commitment to seeding and fostering better, less expensive digital preservation options for content curators.


Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
Chronicles in Preservation
Distributed Digital Preservation
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Identifying Continuing Opportunities for National Collaboration


Grant Deliverables

ETD+ Toolkit, 12 April 2017

Recent and Upcoming Presentations