From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies

MAC Workshop

Wednesday, April 23rd • 9AM until 4PM

This workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying practical digital preservation solutions for small and mid-sized libraries: Digital POWRR (Preserving Digital Objects with Restricted Resources; You will receive instruction in a variety of digital preservation tools and services and will create strategies for building institutional awareness around the need for a digital preservation program using premade, adaptable communications plans. Workstations will be provided for you to receive hands-on experience with selected tools. Resources for further tool explorations, sample digital preservation policies, and other supporting materials will be provided. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with a level of comfort with the tools demonstrated. You will come away with a plan of action for engaging others at their host institutions.

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners from small and mid-sized institutions possessing an introductory knowledge of digital preservation issues, such as those outlined in the Library of Congress’s Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Curriculum (, and with a responsibility for digital objects at their institutions. We will not be addressing the “why” of digital preservation; rather, we are preparing for the “how.”


  • Meg Miner, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Aaisha Haykal, Chicago State University
  • Jeff Hancks, Western Illinois University

Cost: $60

Enrollment: Attendance is limited to 20

You can sign up for the workshop during the online registration process for the MAC 2014 Annual Meeting.