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This is the wikispace for the *SPRUCE* Project (*S{*}ustainable *PR{*}eservation *U{*}sing *C{*}ommunity *E{*}ngagement), hosted by the Open Planets Foundation. SPRUCE is a JISC funded partnership between; [University of Leeds|http://www.leeds.ac.uk/], [British Library|http://www.bl.uk/], [Digital Preservation Coalition|http://www.dpconline.org/], [London School of Economics|http://www2.lse.ac.uk/home.aspx], and [Open Planets Foundation|http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/].  This area will grow as the Project gets going and we add information about up and coming events.

You can find the formal [project website for SPRUCE hosted by the DPC here|http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/spruce].



{tip}{*}SPRUCE* is aiming to foster a vibrant and self-supporting community of digital preservation practitioners via a mixture of online interaction and face to face events based on the successful AQuA Project mashups (see [AQuA Wiki|http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/AQuA/Home|display/AQuA/Home] 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.{tip}

{info}The first SPRUCE Mashup will be held in Glasgow in 16-18 April 2012. View the [Programme|SPRUCE Mashup Glasgow - Programme, 16-18 April 2012], or [sign up for the event here|http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/40-SpruceGlasgow?xref=41].{info}
Contact *SPRUCE* by email here: spruce (at) leeds (dot) ac (dot) uk\\





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