Digital Stewardship Fundamentals

This introductory class will include overviews of file formats, migration and access of digital materials as well as preservation.

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Is your institution embarking on a digitization project? Have you been accessioning digital collections, but want to make sure that you are prepared to handle the long-term preservation needs that are specific to these digital items? This two hour class will present strategies for maintaining long term access to your digital collections and a discussion of key principles for the creation, maintenance, and preservation.

Learning Outcomes:
Identify strategies to preserve access to your digital collections
Recognize file formats and Media
Analyze storage and handling requirements of analog and digital collections

Instructor: Leigh Grinstead

Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museums, overseeing collections and conducting collection inventories. During her nearly half decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) Leigh's love of project management, grants work and administration has been well tested. She has extensive experience in digital projects. Her years working with museum collections gave her the drive to be a hands-on advocate for digitization, and her project management experience has allowed her to add discipline to the planning, budgeting, implementation and analysis stages of digitization projects. In addition, Leigh has been responsible for training many library and cultural heritage professionals in the use of digital technologies, including CONTENTdm. Leigh currently conducts in-person, as well as online courses. She has also managed National Endowment for Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to collections grant; and is consulting on three others. She is well versed in collaborative techniques and is an enthusiastic and highly skilled professional. LYRASIS is thrilled to have her on staff to support libraries, archives and others as they discover, share and experience the benefits of digitization.

This class is designed for individuals or institutions planning or in the early phases of a digital project. As an introduction to digital stewardship, no prior experience with digitization or digital collections is assumed.
Frequency: offered 2 times a year, Winter & Summer

Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 1
Information on Archival Recertification Credits

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are advertised in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
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    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.