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Digital Preservation Webinar Series

Recordings and slides from the CARLI Digital Preservation Webinar Series.  This series of four webinars was presented by the CARLI Digital Preservation Trainers and covered the six digital preservation "modules" created by the Library of Congress’ Department of Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE). For more information about the DPOE curriculum.

These presentations were recorded in Spring 2014.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014, from 10:00 – 11:00am

This session was an overview of the cycle of work for preserving digital materials in library collections. It covered the best practices and options for selecting, storing, and preserving items and is scalable to any institution size. This session created the groundwork for the series' additional webinars that go into more depth on the various steps in the process. Presenters: Jennifer Ho, University of St. Francis; Andrew Huot, Illinois State University; Christine McClure, Illinois Institute of Technology; and William Schultz, Eastern Illinois University.

Identify and Select

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 10:00am - 12:00pm

This webinar covered identification as the initial step in digital preservation and how it informs a library about the categories and types of files it may need or want to preserve. This webinar introduced librarians to basic steps and techniques for preparing an inventory of digital content. Attendees also learned how to apply selection criteria to their institution's content to determine what should be preserved. Only by knowing the potential scope of a digital preservation project can one move on to reducing it through selection. Presenters: Brittany Dudek, Illinois Central College; Nicole Finzer, Northwestern University; Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University; Sarah Wegley, Governors State University.

Slides from the Identify section of the webinar

Slides from the Select section of the webinar

Store and Protect

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10:00am - 12:00pm

This webinar identified necessary elements needed to store your digital items once you have identified and selected them (webinar #2). It included information on long-term storage requirements and possible options, what factors should be weighed when developing policies and practices for long-term storage management, and trends in storage management and resources to track those trends. The second portion of the webinar dealt with protecting your digital assets. Included were definitions of the concepts of protection, a review of levels of protection digital content requires, and the roles and responsibilities in protecting digital materials. Presenters: Benn Joseph, Northwestern University; Mary Rose, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Laurie Sauer, Knox College; and Adam Strohm, The Newberry Library.

Webinar Slides

Manage and Provide

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 10:00am - 12:00pm

This webinar covered how to manage your digital items and provide access to them. The discussion of managing digital content included looking at an institution's needs for long-term management: organizational requirements and objectives, technological opportunities and change, and resources necessary, such as staff, funding, and equipment. The discussion on providing your digital content included understanding the meaning of long- and short-term access and the rationale behind each option with regards to users and technologies, and assuring the life cycle management of collections meets the legal issues associate with digital preservation. Presenters: Kate Flynn, University of Illinois at Chicago; Sandra Fritz, Illinois State University; Julia Lazicki, Lewis University; David Levinson, Lake Forest College; and Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Illinois State University.

Webinar Slides