Standards and Practices Interest Group

Standards and Practices Interest Group Co-Chairs: Felicity Dykas, University of Missouri Libraries - dykasf [at] missouri [dot] edu; Ann Hanlon, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, hanlon [at] uwm [dot] edu

The Standards and Practices Interest Group works to facilitate a broad understanding of the role and benefit of standards in digital preservation and how to use them effectively to ensure durable and usable collections.

In addition, the Interest Group seeks to identify, promote and widely disseminate practices found to be effective for selecting, organizing, describing, managing, preserving and serving digital content, in collaboration with other individuals and organizations where appropriate.

Smaller working groups frequently emerge from the Standards and Practices Interest Group.

Take me to the Standards and Practices Interest Group Listserv! If you are already a member of this Interest Group, you can always access the listserv (including its archives) at that link. To join this Interest Group, please contact the coordinators.


  • As of February 2022, all three Interest Groups will be on a rotating schedule with one per month to help members who have wanted to participate in multiple groups but didn’t have the time for two or more calls a month.
  • The meetings are held the second Monday of the months listed below at 1pm EST:
    • January 10th
    • April 11th
    • July 11th
    • October 17th (date change)
  • Calendar invites are not sent out due to the changing nature of the membership list. We encourage you to create a recurring invite to your own calendar, using the information found in the meeting agenda/notes document linked below.
  • Call in information is available on the running meeting agenda/notes document.