The joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC20) and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting (#mndiglib2020) will be held virtually November 5-6, 2020. Consider sharing your experience and expertise by submitting a program proposal tailored for a virtual format.
The Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting will be held jointly November 5-6, 2020.
Preservation Week (April 26 - May 2) is an opportunity to bring awareness and connect your community to preservation resources. Visit the ALA website to find resources that can help with saving and caring for items, disaster recovery, and how to get started with preservation. The following free webinar will be offered live, or view recordings of any of the past Preservation Week webinars.
After over a year of hard work, the Levels of Digital Preservation Working group announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0! In 2018 the NDSA sent out a call to the larger digital preservation community asking for interest in updating the Levels of Preservation. Response was high – 125 individuals responded! NDSA then convened the Levels of Preservation Working group, which divided up into subgroups to tackle the many areas the community wanted to see addressed in a Levels Reboot.
Jolie Graybill, Sara Ring, and Greta Bahnemann traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the 2019 CONTENTdm User Group Meeting, where they had the opportunity to attend numerous sessions and updates regarding CONTENTdm. Craig MacDonald (School of Information at Pratt Institute) kicked things off with a keynote address on User Experience (UX), in which he introduced the concept of capacity-building and the steps needed to intitiate and susatain effective UX practices.
I attended DPLAfest for the first time, which took place at Chicago Public Library. Read selected highlights from sessions about digital preservation assessment, creating community history web archives, and controlled digital lending. DPLA has also posted recordings from all the plenary speaker presentations here.
Join us on Wednesday, March 6 for the guest webinar Co-Curating the Past: Community Collection Building through History Harvests, presented by Greg Kocken and Daniel Ott from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Register now for this free webinar.
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 training series--based on the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Program curriculum--introduces fundamental concepts for managing your digital content over time through a series of six modules delivered in three sessions.
Education and support for staff who build, manage, and preserve digital collections