Following on from the very successful 'Decoding the Digital' conference, the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to invite you to the first of four events designed to raise awareness of digital preservation issues, increase involvement with digital preservation activities and sign-post the support and resources available to help you on your way. This event provides an introduction to digital preservation, builds an understanding of the risks to digital materials, includes practical sessions to help you apply digital preservation planning and tools, and features speakers sharing their own experience of putting digital preservation into practice.
Who should come?
The sessions are aimed at librarians, archivists and collection managers in all sectors and in all sizes of institution who want to find out more about digital preservation and the implications for their organisation of having to retain, manage and provide ongoing access to large quantities of digital material. Throughout the day participants will gain confidence in addressing digital preservation issues and knowledge of achievable steps to put theory into practice and safeguard vulnerable digital content.
10.35 Introducing digital preservation (pdf 2,349kb) - Dr William Kilbride, DPC
11.05 Small steps and lasting impact: making a start with preservation (pdf 1,008kb) - Patricia Sleeman, ULCC
11.50 Risk assessment for digital preservation (pdf 1,018kb) - Dr William Kilbride, DPC
12.00 Exercise - risk assessment in practice - Dr William Kilbride, DPC
13.30 PLATO: planning digital preservation (pdf 2,024kb) - Bram Ven Der Werf, Open PLANETS Foundation
13.50 Group sessions: planning digital preservation
15.00 Case study: experience of using digital preservation tools (pdf 1,035 kb) - Ed Fay, London School of Economics
15.25 Where to go from here, and final discussion