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The Accidental Digital Curator: Acquiring and Preserving Digital Archives Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RAILS Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room / Videoconference Room (In Person)

  • For registration and more information, see the LYRASIS website:: Register

The Preservation Town Hall Series is hosted by LYRASIS and supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH). This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about and share best practices, firsthand experiences, and helpful resources from experts in the community and your colleagues.

Featured speakers include:
-Sam Meister, Digital Archivist, Assistant Professor at the University of Montana Missoula

-Erika Farr, Head of Digital Archives, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book LIbrary, Emory University.

Cultural heritage institutions are beginning to acquire digital archives. They come from faculty and researchers, authors and artists, organizations and others. Along with this digital content comes the responsibility for identifying, extracting, describing, providing access to and preserving these important born-digital collections and these new digital curation responsibilities present some new challenges. The reality is that most collections arrive on a variety of hardware, implicitly invoking requirements for a variety of operating systems, hardware, software, and digital archaeology/forensics skills not available in most institutions. This is especially difficult for smaller institutions that may lack the infrastructure and support for open source options that have been created for managing digital content. This Town Hall meeting will open up the concepts and processes, and relay the lessons learned related to these challenging collections that all cultural heritage organizations will likely acquire within the next ten years.

Type:   Program

To register through the LYRASIS website, you will need to find the May 7th program on the list of events. After selecting "Register", you will have the option to register as a non-member which will require some simple registration information to complete the sign-up process.

Categories: Collection Development, Electronic Resources

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Questions? Please contact Joe Filapek.

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