Note: No new workshops are planned for 2007.
Cornell University Library is pleased to announce continuation of its digital preservation training program with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program consists of an online tutorial and a series of one-week workshops held in Ithaca, NY. The primary goal of this program is to enable effective decision making for administrators who will be responsible for the longevity of digital objects in an age of technological uncertainty.
The Digital Preservation Management workshop series is intended for those who are contemplating or implementing digital preservation programs in libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions. The goals of this initiative are to foster critical thinking in a technological realm and to provide the means for exercising practical and responsible stewardship of digital assets.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency, is providing substantial support for this workshop series, enabling Cornell to offer a reduced registration fee of $750. The fee includes lunches, morning and afternoon breaks, the Sunday evening reception and an evening dinner. Transportation and hotel accommodation expenses are not covered by this registration fee.
Workshop attendees participate in an interactive process to develop digital preservation plans that incorporate technical, financial, organizational, and policy aspects encompassing the full life cycle of digital objects. The resulting organization-specific digital preservation plans stresses short-term risk reduction strategies while research and development goes forward in creating longer-term solutions that can be incorporated into the program framework. The workshop includes presentations, group discussions, labs, individual assignments, and a keynote presentation by an international expert in digital presentation.
Issues to be covered include: