Oregon State Archives News
Digital Preservation Training Offered
In today’s technology driven world, digital records are created and used by a wide variety of individuals, for multiple purposes. Family photos are created as digital images and email and word-processing documents have replaced traditional paper records in many organizations.
The second in a series of workshops on basic digital preservation, titled Select/Store, is scheduled for June 6th from 10 A.M. to noon at the State Archives building, 800 Summer Street NE, in Salem.
Select/Store, will cover the basics of selecting and storing digital content for long term preservation. The first portion of the workshop will provide instruction on how to go select digital content for preservation by considering how the content will be used, stored and reviewed. We will also cover how to establish standards for selecting which content you or your organization needs to preserve.
The second part of this workshop will address questions relating to the storage of the digital content you or your organization has selected to preserve. We will discuss the file types and storage devices recommended for long-term storage of digital content and address some of the issues that you should be aware of when selecting your primary and backup storage devices. In addition, we will address the use of cloud storage vs. local storage in the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital content.
Subsequent workshops will cover additional steps in the digital content preservation process. All workshops will be lead 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.