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SPRUCE Project Wiki

This is the wikispace for the SPRUCE Project (Sustainable PReservation Using Community Engagement), hosted by the Open Planets Foundation. SPRUCE is a JISC funded partnership between; University of Leeds, British Library, Digital Preservation Coalition, London School of Economics, and Open Planets Foundation

You can find the formal project website for SPRUCE hosted by the DPC here.

The first call for bids for SPRUCE awards of up to 5k of funding for digital preservation activities is now open. Awards are primarily targeted at attendees of SPRUCE events. See this page for the full details.


Please give your support to the Stack Exchange proposal for a Q+A site on Digital Preservation. This has the potential to be hugely useful for our community. Commit to the proposal, and recruit others who already have Stack Exchange reputation to do the same. Thanks!
SPRUCE is aiming to foster a vibrant and self-supporting community of digital preservation practitioners and developers via a mixture of online interaction and face to face events based on the successful AQuA Project mashups (see AQuA Wiki for more information). The events will provide support and technical expertise to address specific digital preservation challenges. The best work from event attendees will secure funding awards to further develop the activity and embed it within business as usual processes at the home institution. £60k is available for these awards and will be allocated during the 2 year life of the SPRUCE project.

SPRUCE will build on the experience of these activities in order to develop a strong business case for digital preservation, with the aim of supporting and embedding good DP practice beyond the life of the project.

Contact SPRUCE by email at: spruce (at) leeds (dot) ac (dot) uk. Follow us on Twitter @sprucedp and tweet with #sprucedp.

All project outputs are available under open terms (proposed CC-BY-SA and Apache 2.0 respectively), and will be passed onto the Open Planets Foundation for safe keeping

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