Oregon State Archives News
Digital Preservation Training Provided
Twenty people attended the first in a series of Oregon State Archives outreach workshops on March 28th at the Archives Building in Salem. The workshop, titled “Identify,” covered some basic steps and techniques for identifying digital content and also provided instruction on creating a digital content inventory. Knowing the digital content you have is the first step in the digital content preservation process that seeks to ensure the long-term accessibility and usability of digital content.
The workshop series is based on the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) initiative workshops. The mission of these is “to foster national outreach and education to encourage individuals and organizations to actively preserve their digital content, building on a collaborative network of instructors, contributors, and institutional partners.” By offering this series of workshops the Oregon State Archives hopes to encourage individuals and organizations to actively preserve the digital content by providing basic instruction for creating a comprehensive digital preservation plan.
The second workshop in this series is tentatively planned for either Wednesday, June 6th or Wednesday, June 13th. It will cover the basics for selecting and storing digital content for long-term preservation. The “Select” portion of the workshop will provide instruction on selecting digital content for preservation based on how the selected content will be used, stored, and reviewed. The second part of this workshop, titled “Store,” will address questions relating to the storage of the digital content that has been selected for long-term preservation.
To view the “Identify” workshop as a Web page, click here.
To download the “Identify” workshop in the original PowerPoint format, click here.
For more information
Contact Austin Schulz for more information about this workshop and future workshops in the series: