Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets

Tuesday, 4/18/2017 - Wednesday, 4/19/2017
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

Preserving digital assets has become a part of everyday activities at libraries big and small, but for many it is an intimidating concept. While the tools and language may be different, the basic theories and philosophies are the same as what libraries have been doing for paper, parchment, magnetic media, and plastics. Beginning with assessment, we will consider digitization, description, management and preservation standards and best practices. This is an opportunity to see what how other institutions are achieving their goals as well as ask the questions that you were always too afraid to ask.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify needs and choose tools to fit your institutional goals
  • Acquire tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Understand the OAIS Model
  • Discuss new developments in the field
  • Discuss challenges and collaborations at the institutional level
  • Consider flexible and time long term solutions

Who Should Attend

Digital preservation experts and novices alike will benefit from this e-Forum. 


Ian Bogus is the MacDonald Curator of Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania where he launched the Libraries’ first system-wide preservation and conservation program. He is provides leadership for the life-cycle management of physical and digital collections. Penn Libraries’ nascent digital repository is built on a Fedora/Hydra framework. 
Roger Smith is the Director of the Digital Library Development Program (DLDP), developing procedures and workflow for library digital collections. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections are preserved in Chronopolis, a TRAC certified preservation environment. UC San Diego Library and Chronopolis are participants in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) initiative. 




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Tech Requirements

Internet connection with email address. You can manage your subscription to this list following the online instructions.




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