Webinar: Digital Curation Tools & Techniques

Speaker Nancy McGovern
Since 2012, Nancy Y. McGovern has been responsible for Digital Curation and Preservation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries, located in Cambridge Massachusetts in the USA. She directs the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshop series that has been offered almost fifty times since 2003. She developed the Digital Preservation ...

Since 2012, Nancy Y. McGovern has been responsible for Digital Curation and Preservation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries, located in Cambridge Massachusetts in the USA. She directs the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshop series that has been offered almost fifty times since 2003. She developed the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) curriculum for the U.S. Library of Congress. She has more than twenty-five years of experience with preserving digital content, including senior positions at ICPSR, a social science data archive at the University of Michigan; Cornell University Library; the Open Society Archives; and the Center for Electronic Records of the U.S. National Archives. She completed her PhD on digital preservation at University College London in 2009.

Full Description

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As many organizations are in the process of building sustainable digital preservation programs, they achieve the status of a trusted digital repository (TDR) by demonstrating conformance with emerging digital preservation standards. Our community has a growing number of tools to help with technical issues; now we have an emerging set of management tools to help with organizational issues. To assist organizations in becoming a TDR, the Digital Preservation Management workshop launched a set of management tools and techniques (http://dpworkshop.org/workshops/management-tools) in March 2015. 


This webinar will use the first management tool, a set of standards-based digital curation and preservation principles, to describe a high-level standards-based framework for developing a sustainable digital preservation program. The organizational aspects of digital preservation can be as or more challenging than the technological issues. These digital preservation tools have been iteratively developed and tested in the course of presenting nearly 50 Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshops since 2003 for hundreds of digital content managers from around the world. Participants will gain an awareness of the principles that frame a sustainable digital preservation program and a sense of the ways in which this set of DPM tools can help.

All METRO members and non-members are invited to participate at no cost, but registration is required. Log in information will be distributed to all registrants via email 1-3 days prior to the webinar. A recording of the session will be publicly available within 48 hours after the program for those who are unable to attend the live webinar.

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When?

Wed, Apr. 29, 2015
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Eastern

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