The Art of Selecting Digital Content to Preserve

Course Objectives:

This webinar focuses on the basic first questions we all must answer in order to begin developing a digital preservation program: What digital content do we have, and what are we responsible for preserving?

We begin by identifying all of the digital content that might be within our scope of responsibility. Then we explore strategies for appraisal, prioritization, and acquisition to refine the scope of selecting which digital content should be included in our preservation program.

First session of a two-session series titled "From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance." Part 2, The Role of Long-Term Storage in Digital Curation, was November 14, 2012. Learning Outcomes

This session covers key terms, standards, and concepts related to digital preservation and equips participants with planning strategies for developing a digital preservation plan/program.

Technical services librarians with beginning knowledge of digital preservation and an interest in or responsibility for the preservation/stewardship/management of digital content.