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

Wed, 2015-06-03 14:24 -- carol

On June 30 and July 1, the Digital POWRR team will be conducting two FREE, day-long workshop at Portland State University entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies. This full-day workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. The workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying practical digital preservation solutions for small- and mid-sized libraries that includes a comprehensive comparative analysis of a wide array of available digital preservation tools and services. DuraCloud was noted in the report for its ease-of-use, quick customer service and competitive pricing.

The study concluded with the caveat that “one solution will not rule them all” however recommendations included, “….investigating Archivematica, with an eye to using DuraCloud or Amazon Glacier as a back-end storage solution.” ArchivesDirect, released earlier this year by DuraSpace and Artefactual Systems, is exactly that—a “soup-to-nuts” solution for preserving institutional collections and all types of digital resources combining Archivematica plus DuraCloud in a single hosted service.

The upcoming workshops will not be addressing the “why” of digital preservation; rather, presenters will explore the “how.”…providing hands-on, practical experience. Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open source tool; learn about several digital preservation tools and services; and create an institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals.

• To learn more and register for the June 30 workshop, go to http://digitalpowrr06302015.eventzilla.net/

• To learn more and register for the July 1 workshop, go to http://digitalpowrr07012015.eventzilla.net/

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Northwest Archivists, Inc., (NWA) and the Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN). The POWRR team appreciates their support and generosity. To learn more about NWA, click here. To learn more about SHN, click here.

Registration is limited to 30 participants each day. The same content will be covered each day, so please register for only one day. First priority will be given to members of the Northwest Archivists, Inc., and the Sustainable Heritage Network. If registration exceeds past the 30 participants, please add your name to the waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations or openings. We encourage each institution to send only 1-2 representatives so that we may have a greater number of institutions able to participate.

This workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence and is generously co-sponsored by the Northwest Archivists, Inc., and the Sustainable Heritage Network.