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ALCTS webinar: From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance: The Role of Long-Term Storage in Digital Curation

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance: The Role of Long-Term Storage in Digital Curation

Date: November 14, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: This webinar introduces considerations for the long-term storage of digital content selected for preservation. This content must be stored in ways that align with good practice. The session will address issues related to the development of storage management policies, including file formats for deposit and preservation, the preservation of multiple copies, the locations of those copies, the characteristics of those locations, and the means for meeting long‐term storage requirements.

This is the second session of a two part series titled "From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance."  Part 1, The Art of Selecting Digital Content to Preserve,  is  October 10, 2012.

Learning Outcomes: What will attendees have learned by the end of the session?

• Understand key terms, standards, and concepts related to digital preservation
• Be equipped with planning strategies for developing an digital preservation plan/program within their own institutions

Who Should Attend? This webinar is designed for technical services librarians with beginning knowledge of digital preservation and an interest in or responsibility for the preservation/stewardship/management of digital content.

Laura Osterhout, Member Services Librarian at the Rochester Regional Library Council in Fairport, NY, has presented sessions on virtual reference, the basics of digitization projects, metadata, CONTENTdm, and digital preservation basics to various audiences throughout New York State, at the New York Library Association conference, at the CONTENTdm Eastern Users Meeting, and at the Reference Renaissance conference.

Erin Rhodes, Digital Projects and Education Coordinator at Colby College Special Collections in Waterville, Maine, has presented informally on basic approaches to the digitization of archival and special collections materials; technical metadata; and on teaching and using primary sources in archives to various audiences, including archival colleagues, Colby faculty, and students.

Single Webinar Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).
Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for this two part webinar series.

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ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.