After months of innovative and collaborative work, we are pleased to announce the pilot release of the UC Libraries Digital Preservation Repository (DPR).  The DPR is a set of services that support the long-term retention of digital objects for the benefit of the UC libraries, their affiliates (e.g., campus museums), and their users.

Four pilot campuses (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC San Francisco) began testing the digital preservation repository in January.  Conversations about the digital preservation repository with UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz are also underway.  When the pilot phase concludes, the DPR will be formally launched for all campuses.

The DPR provides for the controlled, orderly deposit and dissemination of objects between authorized users and reliable, long-term storage.  The digital preservation repository is designed to interact with a variety of campus services.  More information on the digital preservation repository is available at http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/dpr.html.