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Sharing the cost of catastrophic data loss -

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and Jisc are asking organizations and individuals to anonymously share key information about the costs relating to data loss, in a new call for case studies which runs until April 27.

The information gathered during that time will be used to undertake quantitative and qualitative research and produce an anonymized report, which is aimed at senior managers within organizations of all types and sectors and is planned for release to coincide with the iPres 2022 conference in Glasgow in September.

Contributors to the report will be asked where and when the data loss occurred, as well as the magnitude and the estimated value of the loss.

With the aim of helping the entire digital preservation community make a stronger case for robust digital preservation, case studies shared by individuals for the report will remain entirely anonymous and information will also be aggregated to further maintain anonymity.

The report administrators aim to gather the first tranche of information to form the basis of a workshop at the IDCC 2022 conference in June, so the initial call for case studies will remain open until April. If the project is sufficiently successful, then the survey will be left open indefinitely and the research will be repeated at appropriate intervals and subsequent reports published.

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