This three-day workshop is presented by Digital Preservation Management Workshops, led by Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern and hosted by the Government Records Service, Shared Services BC, Government of British Columbia.
Workshop Goal: Promote Practical and Responsible Stewardship of Digital Assets
The goals of the workshop are to foster critical thinking in a technological realm and to provide the means for exercising practical and responsible stewardship of digital assets in an age of technological uncertainty. The workshop sessions are geared towards making a digital preservation program doable for any organization and all of the sessions include as many relevant examples as we can fit.
The workshop series is intended for managers who are or will be responsible for digital preservation programs in libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions.
The workshop includes interactive presentations, group discussions, exercises, and individual assignments. Workshop attendees explore the range of components needed to develop an effective digital preservation program. Workshop materials include action plans for participants to complete upon return to their institutions. Action plans result in organization-specific plans that incorporate technical, financial, organizational, and policy aspects encompassing the full life cycle of digital objects. The workshop focuses on strategies for organizations to implement now, while research and development goes forward in creating longer-term solutions that can be incorporated into the program framework.
The workshop begins with the premise that you are managing digital material and therefore does not specifically cover digitization except in ensuring the quality of digitized and born digital content to be preserved.
Digital Preservation Management Tutorial and General Workshop Information