Digital Preservation: An Introduction to the Basic Concepts

An ALCTS Webcast.

This session discusses the fundamentals of digital preservation. After the session, 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.

Who Should Attend

Library staff with responsibilities for digital projects and those interested in getting an introduction of the basics of digital preservation are the indended audience for this session. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend.

Course Level & Prerequisites

none

Presenters

  • Cathy Martyniak, Preservation and Storage Librarian, University of Florida
  • Emily Gore, Head of Digital Initiatives, Clemson University

Date & Time

Originally presented November 17, 2010. Available 24/7.

Fee

Free

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Registration

No registration required. Access the webcast now.

Questions?

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.