Digital Preservation Management Workshop

Providence, Rhode Island
Monday, October 16, 2017
Digital Preservation Management Workshop
Monday, October 16, 2017 9:00 AM -
Friday, October 20, 2017 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library
15 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
United States

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Are you responsible for digital preservation at your organization?  Are you interested in learning the standards, resources, policies, and work flows integral to a successful program?  Do you want to join a cohort of similar professionals as you develop your skills and organizational readiness?  Come learn how to implement short-term strategies for long-term problems.

We are happy to announce that the five-day Digital Preservation Management Workshop directed by Nancy Y. McGovern is taking place this October 16-20, 2017 hosted by Rhode Island School of Design Library in Providence, Rhode Island. Tuition fee is $1,200.00 and includes four lunches and a group dinner.  Applications open on August 23 at noon, Eastern Time.

Workshop Goals
To Promote Practical and Responsible Stewardship of Digital Assets. The workshop focuses on strategies for organizations to implement now, while research and active development goes forward in creating longer-term solutions that can be incorporated into the digital preservation framework provided as individual programs grow and evolve. By the conclusion of the workshop managers of digital content are equipped with the know-how to establish or build their digital preservation program through a standards-based approach.

Workshop Content
This week-long workshop to be held at the RISD Library includes interactive presentations, group discussions, exercises, and individual assignments. The week opens with an with an exploration of digital practice principles and tools that sets the stage for the week and closes with practical next steps sessions to frame attendees follow up work at their home institutions. Additional instructors include Kari Smith and Courtney Mumma. Workshop attendees explore the range of components needed to develop an effective and sustainable digital preservation program and if interested, identify members in this cohort to work with on next steps. Workshop materials include action plans for organizations to complete when participants 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.

APPLICATIONS. There is a two-step process for registration. First is the application (no payment required).  If selected, registration with tuition payment is the second step to be completed by late September. Spaces are limited to 25 so we encourage you to submit your application sooner than later. Applications open on August 23 at noon, Eastern Time.

As a prerequisite for the workshop, we ask participants to work through the Digital Preservation Management Tutorial – a free resource for anyone interested in learning the foundations for digital preservation and as a starting point for advanced discussions. 
For more information about the Workshop series, DP Management Tools, and the DP Tutorial please see:


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Payment Instructions

  • No payment is due at time of application.
    After notification of acceptance the tuition fee of $1,200 USD will be due by October 2, 2017.

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