Webinar: Email - Digital Preservation Nightmare?

Speaker Christopher Prom
Christopher J. Prom is Assistant University Archivist and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He maintains the Practical E-Records Blog and an active publication portfolio. His research describes the ways in which archival users seek information relevant to their needs and assesses methods that ...


Christopher J. Prom is Assistant University Archivist and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He maintains the Practical E-Records Blog and an active publication portfolio. His research describes the ways in which archival users seek information relevant to their needs and assesses methods that archivists can use to efficiently meet those needs.


 


He holds a PhD in history from the University of Illinois and also studied at the University of York (United Kingdom).   Chris is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and has received several other research fellowships including most recently a 2009-10 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award.  In this capacity, he directed a research project at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee, Scotland, concerning “Practical Approaches to Identifying, Preserving, and Providing Access to Electronic Records.” He is currently writing a technical watch report for the Digital Preservation Coalition (UK) concerning email preservation.

Full Description
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 comprise an effective email preservation program.  This session will outline practical steps than 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.
 
Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists, information technologists or anyone interested in preserving email.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Be able to identify the major issues impeding email preservation
- List standards and technologies useful for capturing, storing, and providing access to email messages
- Make basic decisions regarding the implementation of an email preservation program.
 
This webinar is pre-approved for Archival Recertification Credit from the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Tue, Oct. 18, 2011
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

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