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Getting started in digital preservation

Friday 15 April 2011

Innovation Centre, York

Following on from the very successful 'Decoding the Digital' conference, the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to invite you to the first of four events designed to raise awareness of digital preservation issues, increase involvement with digital preservation activities and sign-post the support and resources available to help you on your way. This event provides an introduction to digital preservation, builds an understanding of the risks to digital materials, includes practical sessions to help you apply digital preservation planning and tools, and features speakers sharing their own experience of putting digital preservation into practice.

Who should come?

The sessions are aimed at librarians, archivists and collection managers in all sectors and in all sizes of institution who want to find out more about digital preservation and the implications for their organisation of having to retain, manage and provide ongoing access to large quantities of digital material. Throughout the day participants will gain confidence in addressing digital preservation issues and knowledge of achievable steps to put theory into practice and safeguard vulnerable digital content. Participants will be encouraged to tweet using the #starting_dp hashtag to create a live twitter feed from the event.

How do I get a place?

Places are stricly limited and we expect them to be booked quickly. Early booking is recommended. To book please visit the DPC website.
The event costs 25 but is free to DPC members.
Click here for a list of current DPC members
Click here to find out about joining the DPC

Programme outline

10.30 Welcome
10.35 Introducing digital preservation
11.05 Small steps and lasting impact: making a start with preservation
11.35 Break
11.50 Risk assessment for digital preservation
12.00 Exercise - risk assessment in practice
12.45 Lunch
13.30 PLATO: planning digital preservation
13.50 Group sessions: planning digital preservation
14.40 Break
15.00 Case study: experience of using digital preservation tools
15.25 Where to go from here, and final discussion
16.00 Close