A simple and cheap digital preservation workflow
This workshop will provide the essential knowledge needed to set up a simple digital preservation workflow for those new to digital preservation. Participants will download open-source software tools in advance and be given an opportunity to try out tools during the workshop. This workshop is ideal for small and under-resourced archives and lone arrangers.
Mary Grace Kosta obtained her MA in linguistics from the University of Calgary, and worked for 25 years as a linguist, museum registrar, government manager, and teacher. She then obtained her MLIS with a specialization in archives from the University of Western Ontario and has worked for the past eight years as the Congregational Archivist for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. She has completed courses in records management through the University of Toronto, metadata and information taxonomies through the University of Dundee, and web archiving through the University of Wisconsin. She is instrumental in the delivery of archives practicum and museum cataloguing programs for students at the University of Western Ontario. She served as the chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Archives Association of Ontario. Presently, she is on the steering committee for the Society of American Archivists, Archivists of Religious Collections Section, as well as a member of the Repository Working Group for Archival Resources for Catholic Collections, the Joint US-Canada AtoM Users Group, and the Catholic Archivist Group adjudication committee.
1) understand issues related to the long-term preservation of digital records;
2) understand the strategies and actions needed for digital preservation;
3) understand the theoretical principles underlying digital preservation;
4) understand documentation required for digital preservation;
5) understand the workflow steps in digital preservation;
6) understand why file formats and metadata matter;
7) learn to use open-source tools.
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