Stewardship of Digital Assets: A Two-Day Workshop on Sustaining Digital Collections

Stewardship of Digital Assets: A Two-Day Workshop on Sustaining Digital Collections
Register here for this two-day intensive!
Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $300 institutional members; $250 myMETRO members; $400 nonmembers

METRO and the Northeast Document Conservation Center are pleased to present a two-day workshop focusing on sustaining digital collections. This course assumes prior experience with digital collections and digitization. Participation by multiple employees from the same institution is encouraged.

Through a combination of lecture, case studies, and interactive sessions, participants will learn about the long-term needs of the digital information that exists in their institutions, and how to plan for the preservation of their digital assets. Topics covered include assessing an institution’s digital preservation needs, tools for determining long-term needs, assessing risks for digital media, digital preservation policy development, developing an institutional preservation plan, and much more.

Class size is limited to 50 people, and enrollment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

 The course will be taught by four instructors with expertise in digital preservation, planning, and policy issues: Liz Bishoff (Director of Digital and Preservation Services at BCR (Bibliographic Center for Research), Tom Clareson (Program Director for New Initiatives at PALINET), Katherine Skinner (Digital Projects Librarian at the Emory University Libraries), and Tyler Walters (Associate Director for Technology and Resource Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center).

 For more information, contact Aleksi Merilainen, Training Coordinator, at 212-228-2320 x 19 or amerilainen@metro.org .

Sam Streed
Author: Sam Streed
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