Digital Preservation Management Workshops and Tutorial

MIT Libraries is pleased to be the host institution for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop and Tutorial. This expanded program is based on the workshop curriculum initially developed and hosted at Cornell University (2003-2006), hosted at ICPSR (2007-2012), and by MIT Libraries since 2012. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has supported the DPM workshops through four grants awarded since 2002.


Digital Preservation Management Workshops offer practical guidance on developing effective digital preservation programs to managers of digital content at all kinds of organizations.


  • English: Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-term Strategies for Long-term Problems

  • FrançaisGestion de la conservation de collections numériques: Stratégies à court terme pour contrer des problèmes à long terme

  • Italiano: Politiche di gestione della conservazione delle collezioni digitali: Strategie a breve termine per contrastare problemi a lungo termine


DPM Five stages and Three-legged stool:

Anne R. Kenney and Nancy Y. McGovern, "The Five Organizational Stages of Digital Preservation," in Digital Libraries: A Vision for the Twenty-first Century, a festschrift to honor Wendy Lougee, 2003. Available from the University of Michigan Scholarly Monograph Series website:;idno=bbv9812.00....

DPM Tutorial:

Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Solutions, online tutorial developed for the Digital Preservation Management workshop, developed and maintained by Cornell University Library, 2003-2006; extended and maintained by ICPSR, 2007-2012; and now extended and maintained by MIT Libraries, 2012-on.