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; digitalpowrr.niu.edu). 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 (www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/curriculum.html), 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
Enrollment: Attendance is limited to 20
You can sign up for the workshop during the online registration process for the MAC 2014 Annual Meeting.