Doing Digital Preservation: Small Steps to Ensuring Access

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Course Details
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Target Audience: 
Library, archival and museum managers and staff needing a basic introduction to digital preservation.
Course Description

For many small to medium libraries that collect and create digital objects, digital preservation is the elephant in the room. They know digital objects are fragile; they are careful about backing up their collections and they hope for the best. This workshop will help library staff and managers new to digital preservation to understand the threats to digital objects and identify practical solutions for preserving their electronic collections. Among the topics to be covered: threats to digital objects, defining digital preservation, Open Archival Information System basics, practical solutions for preserving digital objects, building a sustainable digital preservation program.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand threats to digital objects
  • Define digital preservation
  • Summarize OAIS
  • Identify solutions for preserving digital objects
  • Outline requirements for creating sustainable digital collections
Homework Expectations
  • Two homework assignments, one after each session will be provided.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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