A new email list, digital-preservation, has been established on Jiscmail (successor to the UK Mailbase service).
Digital-preservation is a moderated, low-traffic announcement and current awareness list of selected key initiatives and developments in the field of digital preservation, which is of interest to archivists, curators, data creators, librarians and records managers both within higher education and related sectors. Topics will include: digital archiving, management and preservation; electronic records management; emulation; migration; long-term access; research projects; and national, international and institutional initiatives in relevant areas.
The digital-preservation list primarily will carry announcements and information on activities relevant to the preservation and management of digital materials in the UK, but topics covered may be of interest to those outside the United Kingdom as well. The list will be used to disseminate information on the work of JISC Digital Preservation Focus, the Digital Preservation Coalition and related initiatives. A small number of messages have already been posted to the list and are accessible from the list archive.
The archive and a "joining the list" web-form is available at <http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/digital-preservation.html