Digital preservation is a topic of particular interest to me and something which my organization needs to begin on several fronts. To get up to speed on the topic, I plan on using the Digital Preservation Europe‘s Digital preservation video training course that I learned about today from DigitalKoans.
This is from the course description:
The training introduces participants to a number of key digital preservation principles. Participants will leave with:
- an awareness and understanding of key digital preservation issues and challenges,
- an appreciation of the range of roles and responsibilities involved with digital preservation activity,
- knowledge about the reference model for Open Archival Information System (OAIS),
- a familiarity with file formats currently considered beneficial for preservation,
- a developed understanding of the role and use of metadata and representation information,
- knowledge of the preservation planning process and its benefits to overall digital preservation strategies,
- an insight into the concepts of trust and trustworthiness in the context of digital preservation,
- a working knowledge of the issues surrounding audit methodologies and self-certification of digital repositories.
Target Audience: This training event was aimed at practitioners and researchers from the archives, libraries and museums sector, as well as other institutions such as data archives, government departments, legal and commercial sectors with an interest in the topic of digital preservation…”
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