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Digital Preservation Management Workshop

The Dalhousie University Libraries is pleased to host a five-day Digital Preservation Management (DPM) Workshop.

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:00 PM -
Friday, September 30, 2016 12:00 PM (Atlantic Time)

Location: Aikens Room, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 6016 University Ave., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Tuition: $1,250.00 CAD + HST (total $1,437.50)

Pre-registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/uH9bQTYLUXHk2Wwh2

PRE-REGISTRATION IS FULL. Please use the pre-registration form to join the waiting list. If spaces become available and you are accepted into the workshop, the Dalhousie Libraries will contact you regarding final registration and payment.

Workshop goals

Promote Practical and Responsible Stewardship of Digital Assets

The Digital Preservation Management Workshops, a series presented since 2003, incorporate community standards and exemplars of good practice to provide practical guidance for developing effective digital preservation programs. The goals of the workshop are to foster critical thinking in a technological realm and provide the means for exercising practical and responsible stewardship of digital assets in an age of technological uncertainty.

Workshop content

The workshop includes interactive presentations, group discussions, exercises, individual assignments, and a keynote presentation by an international expert in digital preservation. Workshop attendees explore the range of components needed to develop an effective digital preservation program. 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. 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.

Workshop curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest community standards and practice. 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.

Workshop Tuition Fees

Tuition for the five-day workshop is $1,250.00 CAD + HST (total $1,437.50). The tuition fee covers lunch and coffee breaks for all five days and a group dinner on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Participants who have pre-registered will be contacted with details on how to register.

Travel, accommodation, and other meal expenses are to be paid by the participant.

Workshop schedule

 

Sunday, September 25: Opening Session

Day 1, September 26: Organizational Context (program development and legal issues)

Day 2, September 27: Building Blocks and Challenges (standards and options)

Day 3, September 28: Digital Preservation in Practice (metadata, technology management)

Day 4, Septembe 29: Requisites and Readiness (with DP in Action examples)

Day 5, September 30: Bringing It Home (project reports and next steps)

A few notes about sessions that build on workshop concepts:

  • Three-Legged Stool: an effective digital preservation program needs to consider the organizational infrastructure, technological infrastructure, and requisite resources — three core workshop sessions address these
  • Action Plans are a workshop takeaway — a to-do list for developing policies and practice at home institutions
  • Technology Trends and Practice workshop sessions incorporate and examine the implications of recent research and developments in the DP community
  • Office Hours is an interactive session with instructors
  • Readiness addresses self-assessment and audit issues for developing a DP program
  • Preservation-in-Action is a series of organizational case studies about their DP programs

 

Prerequisite: Digital Preservation Management online tutorial

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 DPM workshop and DP Tutorial please see:http://www.dpworkshop.org

Pre-Registration

Potential registrants are asked to apply by completing this pre-registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/uH9bQTYLUXHk2Wwh2

PRE-REGISTRATION IS FULL. Please use the pre-registration form to join the waiting list. If spaces become available and you are accepted into the workshop, the Dalhousie Libraries will contact you regarding final registration and payment.