A TRAILS Webinar -
Introduction to Digital Preservation Basics
Please join us for a simple introduction to digital archiving and digital preservation! This webinar is jointly hosted by the TRAILS Digital Preservation Committee and the TRAILS Professional Development Committee. UM Digital Archivist, Professor Erin Baucom, will present digital preservation at a basic level that is suitable for both content creators of and archivists/librarians who will receive digital objects.

The discussion will center on:

• Digital object organization
• The best file formats for digital object longevity
• Storage options
• How to transfer files safely
• The amount of personally identifiable data embedded in files
• Digital preservation policy creation
• Digital preservation workflows that can be scaled up or down to fit the resources available for any size institution

Cost:
FREE
Time:
Wednesday, April 4
11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST
Target Audience:
TRAILS members or others who are interested in simple digital archiving and preservation practices.
Learning objectives:
• Practice simple file management strategies such as naming conventions and folder structures
• Understand best practices for backing up your digital materials
• Use digital preservation best practices such as nonproprietary formats
• Learn to promote these skills in your academic community
• Implement simple policies to support your case for digital preservation
Presenter:
Erin Baucom is an Assistant Professor and Digital Archivist at the University of Montana. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and a Master’s Degree in Library Science with a Concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her research focuses include promoting transparency in the digital preservation process, how to provide access to digital archives when an institution has limited resources, how to diversify archival content and how to describe archival materials in a way that is sensitive to the archival materials’ culture of origin.
Webinar Log In Information:
Join by computer at:
https://montana.webex.com/meet/w83j978

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
+1-855-797-9485 US Toll free

Access code: 925 004 343


Brought to you by the TRAILS Digital Preservation and Professional Development Committees.
Questions? Please contact Pamela Benjamin at pamela.benjamin1@montana.edu.
The Treasure State (a.k.a. Montana) Academic Information & Library Services Consortium
https://trailsmt.org

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