Monday, November 14, 2011

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Webinar Title: Digital Preservation: Fundamentals
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Start Time: Pacific - 12 PM, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM
Presenter: Jacob Nadal
The uncertainties that go hand in hand with new technologies in digital preservation can make “once and for all” preservation approaches impractical. This first in a series of four webinars will present basic concepts and approaches to dealing with crucial digital preservation issues today and make decisions that will position you for success in the future.
Topics include storing digital objects, choosing and understanding risks in file formats, planning for migration and emulation, and the roles of metadata in digital preservation.
At the end of the first one-hour webinar, participants will:
  • Have a framework for making sense of preservation
  • Know about the principal methods for storing digital objects
  • Understand the benefits and risk associated with standard file formats
  • Understand the roles of metadata in digital preservation
Presented by the California State Library and the California Preservation Program, future webinars in the series will provide a deeper introduction to file formats used in digital libraries and the core issues in reliably storing digital content for the long-term:
  • Webinar #2: Tuesday, January 10: Text and Image Formats
  • Webinar #3: Tuesday, February 7: Storing and Managing Digital Collections
  • Webinar #4: Tuesday, March 20: Audio and Video Formats
This webinar will be of interest to library staff and archivists who are involved in developing digital projects. No special technical background required.
Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.
This webinar will be presented with Closed Captioning.

Submitted by Lois Shumaker
Posted by Ron Setzer

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