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#DPClinic Aus - Deletion, disposal and deaccessioning in digital preservation

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19 Mar 2024 at 3:00am - 19 Mar 2024 at 4:00am UTC

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Disposal isn’t often the first thing to think about, when you’re focused on preserving digital information for the long term. But it's inevitable that at some point we’ll have to delete, dispose or otherwise deaccession some of our digital content. So what are the use cases - why would we want to do this? How do we make sure we remember when and what we need to forget? How can we safely press Delete, when human error is one of the biggest threats to the rest of our data? And, how do we record this in our metadata?

This DP Clinic will begin with a short recorded presentation from Olivia Foster on the deaccessioning process at the Archaeology Data Service followed by a short presentation by James Doig, Assistant Director, Digital Archiving Innovation and Research, National Archives of Australia. After this participants will be invited to join an open discussion on the topic.

#DPConnect and #DPClinic are available to everyone in the digital preservation community, DPC Members and non-members alike, provided all participants are respectful and supportive of one another and adhere to the DPC's Inclusion and Diversity Policy.


Registration is open to all, with no charge.

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DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy

The DPC Community is guided by the values set out in our Strategic Plan and aims to be respectful, welcoming, inclusive and transparent. We encourage diversity in all its forms and are committed to being accessible to everyone who wishes to engage with the topic of digital preservation, whilst remaining technology and vendor neutral. We ask all those who are part of this community to be positive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in alignment with our DPC Inclusion & Diversity Policy.

Event Location: Online