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Arkivum webinar: Practical preservation put into practice

February 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Please join Arkivum for this second in a new series of webinars that focus on the topic of digital preservation.

Hosted by: CTO Dr Matthew Addis & Sector Manager Paula Keogh
When: Monday 27th February 2017
Time: 3.30pm – 4.15pm GMT

Please click here to register your place. If you are unable to join us on the day, please still register and a recording of the webinar will be sent to you.

In our second webinar of the series we will delve into the world of open-source tools and techniques for digital preservation.  We’ll look at how simple tools and established best practice can be applied to help organisations both large and small get onto the preservation ladder.

We’ll show how everyone can make successful steps towards protecting valuable content so it remains safe, secure, accessible and usable into the future.  The focus of the webinar will be on using maturity models and critical thinking to decide how to get started and then what practical steps can be taken to implement digital preservation right now.  Some of the approaches we’ll look at will include parsimonious preservation, NDSA preservation levels and the DPCMM maturity model.

We’ll show how these can be implemented using freely available tools and services for:

* File format identification
* Risk assessment
* Validation
* Normalisation
* Checksum generation
* Packaging
* Safe storage, and more…

We’ll highlight the value of ‘knowing what you have’ and we’ll show how critical thinking needs to be applied when it comes to file format obsolescence, specialist storage technologies and how to invest time and effort wisely.

Everything we’ll cover in this webinar is available to download and use, for example open source tools that you can install and run yourself. But we’ll also introduce the activities you’ll need to consider when using such tools – which will also be the key theme we focus on in our third webinar in the series (date to be announced soon).

Please click here to go to the webinar registration page to book your place.

Arkivum webinar 27 Feb 2017



February 27
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm