The Digital Preservation Network (DPN), along with the Academic Preservation Trust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), DuraSpace, Educopia/MetaArchive Cooperative, Stanford University – LOCKSS, and the Texas Digital Library have released a draft of the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values for community comment.
As an initial effort by these organizations, who “have come together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist members of the wider community as they negotiate this complicated landscape,” the Declaration frames a set of core values, including collaboration, affordability, and inclusiveness. In addition to setting forth and defining these values, the Declaration defines its goals in so doing, including the establishment of “a set of specific ethical standards that should be used to guide our efforts.”
In a statement shared on CNI’s website, Mary Molinaro (DPN) outlined ways users can contribute to shaping the document:
In addition, we welcome suggestions for next steps that would be beneficial as we work together. Comments, suggestions and observations may be communicated to the group at email@example.com. We also welcome volunteer efforts to translate this code of ethics into additional languages.
The comment period will be open until March 1, 2018.