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While many of the traditional resources found in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions--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 two-part virtual course between April 27th - May 11th.

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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 institutions--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 2-part virtual course will take place on April 27th and May 4, with optional office hours on May 11th.

Cost

  • $85.00 (MN)
  • $95.00 (ND, SD, WI)
  • $125.00 (All Others)

*Scholarships are available to staff facing budget challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Sara Ring (ring0089@umn.edu) for more information.

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

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