The Dalhousie Libraries is pleased to announce that it is organizing a 5-day Digital Preservation Management (DPM) Workshop this September in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 (5:00 p.m.) – Friday, September 30, 2016 (12:00 p.m.)
Location: Aikens Room, Nova Scotia Archives
Tuition: $1,250.00 CAD
Halifax workshop website: http://libraries.dal.ca/about/events/dpmworkshop.html
Pre-registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/uH9bQTYLUXHk2Wwh2
The workshop will be led by internationally recognized digital preservation experts: Nancy McGovern (Director of Digital Preservation at MIT Libraries) and Kari Smith (Senior Digital Archivist at MIT Institute Archives), along with guest instructors and presenters in-person and virtually. This iteration of the workshop will also feature a keynote presentation by Evelyn McLellan, President of Artefactual Systems.
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.
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.
For more information about the DPM workshop please see: http://www.dpworkshop.org
Pre-registration is available here: http://goo.gl/forms/uH9bQTYLUXHk2Wwh2
Pre-registration closes whenever the workshop reaches capacity. Please register soon to reserve your spot!