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Preserving Digital Archives (ARL-SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) course)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
What do you need to know to preserve born-digital materials successfully once they’ve crossed the archives threshold? With an emphasis on modern records and technology, you’ll learn about the concepts and competencies you need to construct and administer digital archives. You’ll examine accepted digital archives models and implementations and emerging standards of practice, as well as preservation metadata schemas and their use in digital archives.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe core concepts—best practices, vocabulary, and standards—related to preserving digital archives.
- Take the steps necessary to plan a digital preservation program.
- Discuss the basics of technical and preservation metadata, including relevant standards and tools.
- Identify a range of digital preservation systems and establish a set of criteria for evaluating them.
Who should attend? Archivists, records managers, and other information professionals who are or will be responsible for the preservation of born-digital materials.
What should you know already? You should have an understanding of basic archival principles and practices and intermediate knowledge of computers and digital records management.
For more details and to register, please visit the SAA website.