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In addition to formal links with allied organisations and members overseas, the DPC maintains a close working relationship with a number of cognate bodies working towards similar aims.
NCDD: Nationale Coalitie Digitale Duurzaamheid
Digital preservation is a cross-sectoral issue. Archives, libraries, research institutions, national and local government agencies, memory institutions and museums are among those affected. Therefore, a national approach is called for. This awareness prompted a number of public sector organisations actively involved in digital preservation in the Netherlands to establish the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation. The NCDD aims for a sustainable technical and organisational infrastructure in the Netherlands to be realised within the next five years. In addition, the Coalition will act as a catalyst and joint platform for sharing expertise and advocacy issues. The Coalition will work closely with the Dutch government.
NESTOR: Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources
Nestor's objective is to create a network of expertise in digital preservation for Germany. As the perspective of current and future archive users is central to the project, the emphasis is put on long-term accessibility of digital resources rather than pure preservation aspects. The project includes, among other things, a web-based information forum, recommendations for certification procedures of digital repositories, recommendations for collecting guidelines and selection criteria of digital resources to be archived and guidelines for the long-term preservation of digital resources. The long-term goal is a permanent distributed infrastructure for long-term preservation and long-term accessability of digital resources in Germany.