Preservation of Digital Collections


via: South Central Regional Library Council

“Ready, Set, Digitize” a series of 10 one-day workshops

Date/Time:
Friday, December 7, 2007, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location:
Country Inn and Suites, Cortland, NY
Instructor:
Joy Paulson, Cornell University
Registration:
$30/SCRLC and CLRC members; $35 non-members;Lunch and refreshments included.
Support:
This training is funded in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Over time (and not a very long time!) hardware, software, and technology changes will severely impact the viability and accessibility of your digital project. This workshop will explore the following key issues in the preservation of digital collections:

  • How do the decisions I make when I’m creating a digital collection affect my ability to preserve it?
  • Do I need to preserve everything?
  • What preservation options are available?
  • What level of technical expertise is needed?
  • How much will it cost?

This workshop will teach you where to look for answers to these and other key questions for the useful life of your digital collection. Attendance at prior Ready, Set, Digitize! sessions is not required.

Joy Paulson is the Preservation Librarian at Mann Library, Cornell University. In addition to traditional preservation responsibilities, she is involved in digital library collection development and digital preservation at Mann Library. She has been instrumental in developing two historic digital collections at Mann, CHLA (Core Historic Literature of Agriculture, http://chla.library.cornell.edu) and HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, and History, http://hearth.library.cornell.edu). Joy is currently a member of Cornell University Library’s Large-Scale Digitization Initiative Steering committee, which is managing projects that will digitize one million volumes from Cornell’s collections with Microsoft and Google over the next five years.

Ready, Set, Digitize is a series of one-day workshops cosponsored by SCRLC and CLRC (Central NY Library Resources Council). These training events are designed to develop a regional cadre of people able to digitize and manage resources to contribute to their libraries’ collections and the SCRLC regional repository. This training is funded in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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