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Funding to Preservation: A Digital Content Life Cycle Webinar Series

CARLI and FLVC are pleased to host a 6-part Funding to Preservation: A Digital Content Life Cycle Webinar Series!

Spend Tuesdays this summer learning about: grant opportunities to fund digitization, workflows for processing born-digital materials, digitization best practices, digital preservation basics, and the importance of metadata in digital content.  

Library staff are invited to register for each session of interest in this Professional Development Alliance series! Select webinar titles below to register. 


Grant Opportunities with the National Historic Publications and Records Commission

June 4, 2024, 9:00 a.m. Central Time / 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Julie Fisher

Learn more about exciting grant opportunities with the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, the grant-making arm of the National Archives. In this session the Director for Publishing Programs will talk about their program to support Collaborative Digital Editions.The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

Julie Fisher, Ph.D., Director for Publishing Programs, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives and Records Administration. 

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Processing Born-Digital Materials

June 11, 2024, 10:00 a.m. Central Time / 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Sarah Cogley and Grace TrimperThis presentation will detail the workflows used by the team at University at Buffalo's Special Collections to process born-digital records such as working with donors, initial collection review, describing digital records, and working with hybrid collections.

Sarah Cogley is the Digital Archivist and Grace Trimper is the Digital Archives Technician at the University of Buffalo Libraries.

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Digital Preservation Basics with Storage Media and Digital Forensics

June 18, 2024, 10:00 a.m. Central Time / 11 a.m. Eastern Time

Ashlyn Velte

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of digital preservation. It will empower those without a background in computers or coding to feel confident doing digital preservation in archives! Ashlyn Velte will help identify different storage media encountered in archival collections as well as introduce digital forensics tools to help with data integrity and authenticity. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to experiment with Library of Congress’s Bagger software to demonstrate how you might transfer files safely off hardware and generate metadata while you do it! 

Ashlyn Velte is the Senior Processing Archivist, Rare and Distinctive Collections at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries.

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Newspaper Digitization and Preservation at Illinois

July 16, 1:00 p.m. Central Time / 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

William Schlaack In this webinar William Schlaack will detail newspaper digitization experiences and best practices at the University of Illinois. William will describe the selection, collation, quality control, and digital preservation elements to newspaper digitization. Special attention will be given to the work done as a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.

William Schlaack is the Digital Reformatting Coordinator and Coordinator for Digital Preservation Services at the University of Illinois. 

Digital POWRR: Digital Preservation 101

July 23, 10:00 a.m. Central Time / 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Jamie SchumacherThis webinar presented by Jamie Schumacher is designed for smaller, under-resourced organizations who understand the need for digital preservation but are not sure how to begin creating daily workflows that incorporate accessioning, processing, and storing digital materials (both born-digital collections and files from digitization projects). The digital curation lifecycle will be viewed through a practical lens and the class will step through an end-to-end workflow for a hypothetical digital collection using simple,  open-source digital preservation tools.

Jaime Schumacher is the Sr. Director of Scholarly Communications at Northern Illinois University Libraries. 

Metadata in Digital Content: A Look at Shareable Metadata in Aggregation Services

July 30, 1:00 p.m. Central Time / 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In the life cycle of digital content, shareable metadata is an important part of the process of both digitized and born-digital content to enable users to find the digital objects. Furthermore, metadata can be shared beyond the original environment to make the digital objects available to a larger audience, such as through aggregation services like the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). In this webinar, Megan Pearson will share her experience with aggregating metadata and working with metadata created by other institutions, including standardization practices and methods used by the IDHH, and offer some thoughts on how to create shareable metadata across environments.

Megan Pearson is the Project Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) at CARLI.