As memory institutions are ever-increasingly generating and collecting digitized and born-digital content, digital preservation is necessary to ensure future access to materials. Despite promises of various storage options, such as the cloud or optical discs “guaranteed” to last 300 years, digital preservation is a process, not an event – and requires ongoing resources, actions, and management.
This course will introduce students to foundational digital preservation concepts, strategies, and directions in the field.
At a glance
When: Jul 11 – Sept 4, 2022
Where: Online, asynchronous
Cost: $325 (10% discount if you register 2 weeks in advance!)
CE Credit: 2.6 CEUs/26 LEUs
Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe
This course is full, but you can join the waitlist. To add your name to the waitlist free of charge, click the “register online” button. If a spot becomes available, you will receive an email, at which point you can choose to accept the spot.
Due to the continuation of remote work, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Meredith Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternate registration options may result in delays.
No previous digital preservation experience or technical skills are necessary for this course.
- Digital preservation standards and models
- Understanding file formats
- Assessing and mitigating risks
- Digital preservation policies
Expectations: To pass the course, students are expected to watch the recorded lectures, complete weekly readings, engage in topical online discussions, and complete a few short written assignments.
Instructor: Lauren Work is the digital preservation librarian at the University of Virginia, where she is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of preservation strategy and systems for university digital resources. She also helps lead digital stewardship collaboration within communities such as the Academic Preservation Trust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the Software Preservation Network, and the BitCurator Consortium. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington.