Monday, September 10, 2012

From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance: The Art of Selecting Digital Content to Preserve

October 10, 2012

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

This webinar focuses on the basic first questions we all must answer in order to begin developing a digital preservation program: What digital content do we have, and what are we responsible for preserving? We begin by identifying all of the digital content that might be within our scope of responsibility. Then we explore strategies for appraisal, prioritization, and acquisition to refine the scope of selecting which digital content should be included in our preservation program.

This is the first session of a two part series titled "From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance." Part 2, The Role of Long-Term Storage in Digital Curation, will be held November 14, 2012.
Learning Outcomes: This session covers key terms, standards, and concepts related to digital preservation and equips participants with planning strategies for developing a digital preservation plan/program.
Who Should Attend? Technical services librarians with beginning knowledge of digital preservation and an interest in or responsibility for the preservation/stewardship/management of digital content.
Brenda J. Miller is curator of the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. The Hartford History Center is home to the Hartford Collection, a non-circulating, multi-media collection comprised of more than 50,000 books, trade publications, directories, postcards, photographs and memorabilia that convey community life in Hartford spanning nearly 300 years. Brenda holds a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in American Studies, Museums, Archives and Communities, from Trinity College, Hartford. Prior to serving as curator of the library’s special collections and archive, she coordinated the library’s very successful One Book for Greater Hartford, an annual regional literary program begun in 2002 to initiate community conversation around the reading of one book; and, Poetry Central, a poetry series that gave voice to classical and notable American poetry through dramatic readings and mus! ical interpretation. She began her career as a journalist serving as editor for a Greater Hartford community newspaper group published under the Imprint banner.

Sarah Rhodes is the Digital Collections Librarian at the Georgetown University Law Library. She manages the Georgetown Law Center’s digital institutional repository, Web harvesting projects, a dataset repository in support of empirical legal scholarship, and the Chesapeake Group, a digital archive for the preservation of born-digital legal information, shared by the Georgetown, Harvard, Maryland State, and Virginia State Law Libraries. She has presented digital preservation webinars on behalf of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance and has given presentations, participated in panel discussions, and facilitated workshops for the American Association of Law Libraries, Computers in Libraries, Electronic Resources & Libraries, and the Canadian Association for Information Science.
Single Webinar Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).
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