Q. Why would researchers want to get involved with digital preservation?
A. So that they can send their research into the future!
It’s easy to get absorbed in the urgency of what’s happening today and think that the future is, well, in the future so it can be dealt with later, but actually, it pays to think about it now. Maybe making a few small changes now will have important repercussions further down the line.
We want to get researchers thinking about the future of their research and what practical actions they could take to preserve their information.
(posted by MR)