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Testimonials

  • “DPTP: a veritable Swiss army knife of tools, models, maps, trends and critical thinking. If you are venturing into the world of digital preservation, do not leave home without it.” (Sandy Ryan, British Library)
  • “Great course. Great presenters. Fabulous opportunity to meet, talk to and get to know people facing similar issues and problems.”
  • “An essential walk-through current thinking in digital preservation – great for someone new to the area.” (Aileen McClintock, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)
  • “Lots of stuff that I can see will be directly applicable for us…excellent.” (Mattias Hallin, European Commission)
  • “Superb information and resources – a perfect introduction to the core elements and principles with excellent tools to enable this.” (Rosie Donkin, Reckitt Benckiser Group)
  • “Very useful course, a lot of practical guidance to go back to work and start our DP programme.” (Palomo Beneito, European Central Bank)
  • “Practical experience of the trainers was very evident.” (Heather Stanley, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)
  • “Very good, enjoyable, and loved the hands-on exercises.” (Meadhbh Murphy, Trinity College Dublin)
  • “Great course. The resources given with the course are excellent and very comprehensive.” (Anna Bülow, The National Archives)
  • “Digital preservation demystified!” (Joanna Terry, Staffordshire Archives)
  • “Fantastic! If you only do one digital preservation course – do this one!” (Gary Brannan, West Yorkshire Archives Service)
  • “It was an invaluable course: admittedly some of it covered ground I was familiar with, but having it presented all together in one package really helped to clarify things in my mind.” (David Walsh, Imperial War Museum)
  • “A brilliant course that is a building block for doing DP with excellent and encouraging teachers.” (Victoria Lane, Black Cultural Archives)
  • “I feel motivated and overwhelmed all at the same time!” (Elizabeth Mallett, Open University Library)
  • “Comprehensive and interactive. I always felt able to ask questions or contribute.” (Nick Hodder, TNA)
  • “DPTP was empowering. Before the course I was aware of the OAIS model but was constantly plagued with the fear “What if we lose the data?” Now that I have a better understanding of the OAIS model I can envision concrete steps that I can take.” (Kathryn Wellen, The Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal- Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV) / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)
  • “Overall an excellent course. Bringing together so many disparate ideas and concepts and making sense of the muddle! Excellent group too, good interaction and discussion – I got as much out of this element as from the taught content. Thank you so much all!”
  • “…the most beneficial and well presented, thought out course that I’ve ever attended in 10 years as a professional.”
  • “Thanks to you for your efforts to consolidate all digital preservation related subjects in one course. I believe this has enabled the participants to understand the wider picture of the digital preservation in a national and international context.”
  • “The course was very good and value for money.”
  • “…thanks to all of you for your work on the fantastic DPTP course. It was without doubt the best training course I’ve ever been on, and I’m sure I’ll be referring to my folder for years to come. Somehow you even managed to transform the OAIS model from something confusing and a bit scary, into something understandable!”
  • “OAIS – breaking this down and mapping it to an institution has helped me understand it better.”
  • “This was very much an enabling course.”
  • “I’ve heard about [OAIS] from many publications, and this time it helped me to really understand it and work with it.”
  • “This course came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint!”
  • “Well presented. Gave good background and grounding for future preservation requirements.”
  • “Presenters very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A stimulating if tiring week.”
  • “All speakers were very engaging and very proficient at explaining often complex topics in an accessible manner.”
  • “This has been an excellent course, long overdue.”