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ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts

Description: This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of digital preservation. Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to define digital preservation, discuss significant threats to digital materials, describe tools for addressing these threats, explain three key concepts of digital preservation, and be able to identify sources for further information on the topic.  Intended audience members are library staff with responsibilities for digital projects and those interested in getting an introduction of the basics of digital preservation.


Cathy Martyniak has been the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida since 1999. She chaired the group that drafted the official ALA definitions of Digital Preservation. She won a 2008 ALCTS Presidential Citation for her leadership in bringing the important issues in digital preservation to the forefront in the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) and Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) communities.

Emily Gore is Head of Digital Initiatives and IT at the Clemson University Libraries. Prior to joining the faculty at Clemson, Emily managed the statewide digitization program in North Carolina, NC ECHO http://www.ncecho.org. During the course of her career, Emily has received over $2 million in external funding to support digital library initiatives. Emily currently serves as a community board member for the HubZero Consortium, a sustaining member of the MetaArchive Cooperative, and as former co-chair of both the ALA Digital Preservation Interest Group and the ALA Collaborative Digitization Interest Group. She holds an MLIS from the University of Alabama and a BA from Clemson University and was recently recognized by Lyrasis as the 2009 NextGen Librarian for Technology.

Date: November 17, 2010

Time: All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.


To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session you would like to attend.

Registration fee:
Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate. 

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.