Oregon State Archives News
Free Digital Preservation Training Available
The first in a series of one-hour workshops on basic digital preservation is scheduled for March 28th from 10-noon at the State Archives, 800 Summer Street NE, in Salem.
In today’s world computers and the digital records they create are used by a wide variety of individuals and for multiple purposes. Family photos are created as digital images and email and word-processing documents have replaced traditional paper records in many organizations.
This first workshop, Identify, will cover basic steps and techniques for identifying digital content and will provide instruction on creating a digital content inventory. Knowing the digital content you have is the first step in developing a plan to ensure your content is available both now and into the future. Subsequent workshops will cover additional steps in the digital content preservation process. All workshops will be led by Austin Schulz of the State Archives staff. Austin recently attended the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education training at the Library of Congress. The training was part of a national effort to encourage individuals and organizations to actively preserve their digital content and consists of five modules geared toward individuals seeking a basic introduction to digital content preservation.
These workshops are open to the public. Although the workshops are free, pre-registration is required. To register simply e-mail the Archives at: firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Digital Preservation Workshop” in the subject line. If you have any questions or would like to register by phone, please contact Austin Schulz at (503) 378-5161.