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Preservation Institute 2012: Born Digital & Digital Preservation

Preservation Institute 2012: Born Digital & Digital Preservation
brought to you by WNYLRC’s Preservation Committee

Session 1
Introduction to Born Digital Objects & Digital Preservation Overview
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Program description: This session will include a brief discussion of born digital objects, including examples of typical born digital objects encountered in most libraries. The majority of the session will focus on digital preservation, with a discussion of the six main activities in a digital preservation program: identify, select, store, protect, manage and provide. This six-module session is adapted from the Library of Congress’ Digital Preservation Outreach and Education curriculum. This session provides a basic overview of the digital preservation cycle, from identifying digital content to providing that content to future users.

Session 2
Digital Preservation: Legal Implications of Digital Material
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Program description: The session will cover the legal considerations raised when a library goes digital: Intellectual Property laws, Fair Use, “Safe Harbor” under the DMCA, distance learning and the TEACH Act, the Creative Commons, cloud computing, computer theft and intrusion laws, privacy, negotiating licensing contracts, document retention, and distance learning for this overview and collection of best practices. Attendees will get a sense of both the “big picture,” and some concrete tips and practices to keep up with the law–even as the law struggles to keep up with emerging technology!

Session 3
Digital Preservation: Sustainability of Digital Objects
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Program description: This session will focus on ensuring that electronic records and digital publications remain intact and accessible well into the future. It will detail how to mitigate the risks posed by hardware and software obsolescence, identify various options for processing and securely storing electronic records and digital publications, and outline how to minimize the risk that electronic files will be lost as a result of natural or human-caused disaster. It will also focus on making the case for digital preservation to senior managers, other resource allocators, and the general public.

For more information or to register for one or all three sessions go to the “Workshop Registration” section of the WNYLRC website.

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