Doing Digital Preservation: Small Steps to Ensuring Access

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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: 
  • Understand threats to digital objects
  • Define digital preservation
  • Summarize OAIS
  • Identify solutions for preserving digital objects
  • Outline requirements for creating sustainable digital collections
Target Audience: 
Library, archival and museum managers and staff needing a basic introduction to digital preservation.
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Two homework assignments, one after each session will be provided.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
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