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RECORDINGS AVAILABLE: “Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning" Series

Ithaca, NY On Feb 7, 2012 Liz Bishoff, partner at The Bishoff Group LLC. and Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant, Digital and Preservation Services, LYRASIS,  presented the first of three webinars in the Hot Topics series entitled “Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning”. In this web seminar the presenters focused on processes and best practices for preservation planning.

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The second webinar in the “Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning” Series, “Preservation Planning Success Stories,” was held on February 21st and featured a discussion of how planning can facilitate implementation of a digital preservation program.  Presenters from the University of North Carolina, the University of Oregon and Orbis Cascade Alliance shared their preservation strategies and practices.

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The third webinar, “Preservation and Archiving Highlights from the Alliance Digital Repository,” will feature Robin Dean, Director of the Alliance Digital Repository (ADR).  Robin will provide a case study of how the ADR collaborative, comprised of Colorado Alliance Research Libraries, migrated their digital collections from Fedora to Islandora.  Robin will include a discussion of the how the ADR Preservation Plan guided their decisions during this migration.  This event will be held on Tuesday, March 27th at 11:30am EST.  

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About “Hot Topics: The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series”

A wide range of topics related to the themes of digital preservation, curation, access, and associated technologies will be presented in four series of web seminars throughout 2012. Each series is comprised of three to four one-hour webinars. Presentations are intended to serve the needs of librarians, repository managers, researchers, technologists, and others involved in preservation activities

Each DuraSpace web seminar series is focused on a topic, curated by a leader in the community, and features speakers invited by the curator to offer one-hour presentations based on an aspect of the topic.  Presentations are approximately forty minutes long and are followed by questions from the online audience.

If you are interested in curating a series of web seminars please contact Carol Minton Morris