Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network

We support digital preservation education and outreach in the nation’s libraries, archives and museums.

About DPOE-N

DPOE was created by the Library of Congress in 2010 to provide digital preservation training across the U.S. The program transitioned to Pratt Institute School of Information and New York Universityā€™s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program in 2018 to further develop it and support it into the future. In 2020, DPOE-N received a two-year grant from the Mellon Foundation to support its operations, and in 2022 a second two-year grant from Mellon.

What We Offer

We offer professional development support to cultural heritage professionals, such as librarians, archivists and museum professionals, in the area of digital preservation. Professional development funding can be used within a network of available professional development providers.

We also offer funding for emergency hardware support to small archives, libraries and museums that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need hardware support to ensure the persistence of digital information with enduring value, as well as workshops for cultural heritage professionals.