Digital Preservation Fundamentals, Delivered to Your Desktop [Updated: Four Webinars in the Series]

UPDATED: Register for all four webinars at a discounted rate here: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/114

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This October, METRO is pleased to present a new lunch-hour webinar series that will outline fundamental issues related to the preservation of digital resources. These four programs will explore current practices of cultural heritage institutions, key issues involved in preserving digital collections, and how you can share and apply digital preservation techniques with the communities you serve. Join us for one or more of these informative hour-long sessions from your desk. Each program will also be recorded and made available to all registrants for you to revisit at your convenience. 

Webinar: The Ship Hasn’t Left Without You – Current Trends in Digital Preservation
Tuesday, October 11th - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
This session will highlight trends in Digital Preservation adoption among cultural heritage institutions that the instructors have gained over five years of research.  The presentation will review yet-to-be-published results from a 2011 survey, will provide participants with resources for determining their own institutional digital preservation needs, and includes interactive “on-the-spot” research on current digital preservation trends.
To learn more or to register, visit http://www.metro.org/en/cev/105.
The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists,
 will award 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this session.

 
Webinar: Email – Digital Preservation Nightmare?
Tuesday, October 18th - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Over forty years after the invention of email as a transformative communication mechanism, relatively few institutions have developed policies, implementation strategies, procedures, tools and services that systematically preserve email records holding long-term legal, administrative, cultural or historical value.  Many barriers seem to block effective action, but an examination of recent literature and projects reveals that significant progress has been achieved in developing the policy, organizational, and technical systems that can compirse an effective email preservation program.  This session will outline practical steps that any institution can take to get started with email preservation, offering specific recommendations for organizational leaders, IT professionals, librarians and archivists who are seeking to preserve email.
 
To learn more or to register, visit http://www.metro.org/en/cev/118.
The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists,
 will award 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this session.
 
Webinar: Core Issues in Digital Preservation
Monday, October 24th - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
This webinar introduces key concepts for understanding the life-cycle and preservation issues involved in digital projects.  The presentation is built on a general model for preservation that applies to collections of all types, and uses this as the foundation for developing an understanding of issues that are especially important in digital collections.
To learn more or to register, visit http://www.metro.org/en/cev/109.
The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists,
 will award 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this session.
 
Webinar: Personal Digital Archiving – Basic Advice to Preserve Your Digital Memories
Tuesday, October 25th - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
This presentation will draw from the Library of Congress online guidance in connection with preserving personal and family digital materials.  The presentation makes the case that librarians and archivists should develop the capacity to talk about digital preservation with non-experts in order to assist staff at smaller institutions and members of the general public.  The nature of change will be outlined, as will a series of practical tips that people can use to keep their valuable digital content accessible over time.  The session will provide advice that attendees can implement themselves or that they can pass on to patrons or other stakeholders.
To learn more or to register, visit http://www.metro.org/en/cev/103.
The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists,
 will award 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this session.
 
Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org with any questions.
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