PDA Event: Digital Preservation Basics with Storage Media and Digital Forensics

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This Funding to Preservation: A Digital Content Life Cycle Series webinar 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! The presentation 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 VelteAshlyn Velte is the Senior Processing Archivist and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive collections. She is responsible for processing planning, collection management, and setting local processing workflows based on professional standards. Her areas of research include social media archiving, digital archiving with limited resources, and access to collections with and privacy. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with her MSLS and a certificate in Digital Curation.

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