Digital Preservation Management Workshop [MLIS, Dual]

Digital Preservation Management Workshop offered by Nancy McGovern in Victoria, Oct 22-24 – Registration opens August 19

We are pleased to announce that a three-day Digital Preservation Management Workshop directed by Dr. Nancy Y.  McGovern is taking place October 22-24, 2014 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada hosted by Government Records Service, Shared Services BC, Government of British Columbia.

The on-line Application will open Monday, August 19 at 11:00am eastern time.  Tuition is not due at the time of application. Spaces are limited to 24 so we encourage you to submit your application sooner than later. for the application website and more details.

Workshop Goal: Promote Practical and Responsible Stewardship of Digital Assets The goals of the workshop are to foster critical thinking in a technological realm and to provide the means for exercising practical and responsible stewardship of digital assets in an age of technological uncertainty. The workshop sessions are geared towards making a digital preservation program doable for any organization and all of the sessions include as many relevant examples as we can fit.

Workshop Audience The workshop series is intended for managers who are or will be responsible for digital preservation programs in libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions.

Workshop Content The workshop includes interactive presentations, group discussions, exercises, and individual assignments.Workshop attendees explore the range of components needed to develop an effectivedigital preservation program.

Workshop materials include action plans for organizations to complete when participants return to their institutions. Action plans result in organization-specific plans that incorporate technical, financial, organizational, and policy aspects encompassing the full life cycle of digital objects. The workshop focuses on strategies for organizations to implement now, while research and development goes forward in creating longer-term solutions that can be incorporated into the program framework.

The workshop begins with the premise that you are managing digital material and therefore does not specifically cover digitization except in ensuring the quality of digitized and born digital content to be preserved.

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