Discover the impact of digital preservation on the environment

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/17/2022


Tom Ferren

Program Officer, Professional Development

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

[En Español]

CHICAGO—Digital content is created and collected by everyone, not just libraries and archives. Keeping digital content viable requires not only energy use, but also refreshing the digital storage media and technologies.

On Thursday, April 28, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the free Preservation Week® webinar "Digital Preservation's Impact on the Environment." This webinar will explore the energy consumption and e-waste generated in current preservation infrastructures and actions, and review the environmental impact embodied in the full lifecycle of these infrastructures. It will include recommendations for actions and policies to mitigate digital preservation’s impact on the environment.

In addition to libraries and cultural heritage organizations concerned about their impact on the environment, we invite the general public to participate this Preservation Week event as it will review digital storage media and technologies that individuals take for granted. At the end of this session, attendees will have a greater knowledge of their individual and organizational practices that could adversely impact the environment and have new ideas on how to change their practices.

Digital Preservation's Impact on the Environment
Live Webinar: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 1 - 2 p.m. CT
Presenter: Linda Tadic

Registration Fees: Free

This free webinar is being offered as part of Preservation Week 2022, celebrated April 24-30, 2022. Preservation Week is supported by Core. Follow Preservation Week on Twitter and Instagram.

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About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our BlogTwitter or Instagram.