21 March 2011 Leckwith, Cardiff | Glamorgan Archives

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 third 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.

Programme outline

1030 Tea and coffee

1100 Welcome

1105 Introducing digital preservation William Kilbride (DPC)

1135 Things we wished we'd known: aka a DP confessional, Malcolm Todd (TNA)

1205 Risk assessment for digital preservation William Kilbride (DPC)

1235 Exercise - risk assessment in practice

1320 Lunch

14.00 Planning digital preservation, Caroline Peach PAC

14.20 Group sessions: planning digital preservation

15.10 Break

15.25 Case study: experience of using digital preservation tools, William Kilbride (DPC)

15.50 Where to go from here and final discussion, William Kilbride (DPC)

16.30 Close

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