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While many of the traditional resources found in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations--books, photographs, objects--can survive for years with no intervention, digital content is much more fragile. Managing it requires ongoing care and preservation activities to ensure continued access far into the future. Join Carol Kussmann (University of Minnesota Libraries) and Sara Ring (Minitex) as they present this 3-part virtual course in April.

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Managing Digital Content Over Time: An Introduction to Digital Preservation

While many of the traditional resources found in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations--books, photographs, objects--can survive for years with no intervention, digital content is much more fragile. Managing it requires ongoing care and preservation activities to ensure continued access far into the future.  This online course introduces fundamental concepts for managing and preserving your digital content over time. This 3-part virtual course will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on April 9th (part 1), April 16th (part 2), and April 23rd (part 3), with optional office hours on April 30th. There is no registration fee to attend.

We will use Zoom for each session and by default we enable auto-captioning in the webinar. Please let us know what additional accommodations we can provide. Two weeks notice will help us to better fulfill requests. This course will be recorded, captioned and all handouts will be accessible via the Google Sites course website.

Audience

This introductory series is for staff of any library, archive, museum, or other organization concerned about the long-term care of their digital resources. No previous knowledge about the topic of digital preservation is assumed.

Image credits: Original spring photo by Joel Holland on Unsplash. The image was run through Purdue University's image glitch tool, which simulates lossy compression effects on an image over time.

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Sara Ring
Continuing Education Librarian
Digital Initiatives & Metadata.

Education and support for staff who build, manage, and preserve digital and physical collections

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