Digital Curation Workflows

This workshop will help your institution get started (or refine) current workflows for digital preservation.

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The workshop covers essential questions that will need to be answered in order to create an efficient and sustainable workflow for digital preservation. The instructor will share digital preservation management strategies and provide practical planning tips and examples of workflows from differing organizations both large and small. As a group, we will review topics such as best practices for inventory, policies, and storage. We will also cover basic information about software options, provide resources, and discuss how to determine the best choice for institutions evaluating digital preservation solutions today.

You may also want to consider some related classes.

Free Tools for Digital Preservation: An Introduction
Free Tools for Digital Preservation: Metadata Manipulation
Free Tools for Digital Preservation: Web Archiving

Learning Outcomes

Identify appropriate preservation workflows for their institution
Explain to staff and administration at their institutions the core elements of an effective workflow for preservation

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.

Those just starting a digitization program—or those who want to review digitization practices. Program or collection managers, administrators, and those who have to manage the technical aspects of a digital collection are all welcome.
Frequency: offered 2 times a year, Summer & Winter

Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 2
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 in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

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