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Digital Preservation Tools: A Sampler

  • 21 Oct 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Empire Mills Room, Columbus Marriott
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Digital preservation is a complex topic with many challenges. Identifying and selecting the right tools to help solve those problems can be confusing. This one-day workshop will introduce a selection of tools supporting digital preservation and how those tools might be incorporated into a workflow. Participants will see demonstrations of several tools and will practice with a few using their own laptop computer.

Digital preservation tasks addressed will include data acquisition (for example, TeraCopy, FTKImager, and HTTrack), fixity checking and monitoring (LOC's Bagger & AVPreserve's Fixity), scanning for content or threats (e.g. bulk_extractor & Identify Finder), format identification (e.g. Jhove & Droid), format migration, environment emulation or virtualization, and projects designed to package many of these tools together (BitCurator and Archivematica).

To get the most from this workshop, participants should be familiar with basic digital preservation concepts such as fixity, checksums, migration, and emulation. They should have good computer skills -- word processing, browsing the web, email, copying and renaming files, and creating folders. They do not need more advanced knowledge, such as programming or database design, although familiarity with command-line interfaces and XML is useful. (Individuals with experience in digital archives or advanced skills are welcome to come and contribute to the conversation!)

Attendees must bring their own laptops.

Registration is $80 per person; this workshop is limited to 15 attendees. The registration deadline is October 7, 2015. Refreshments will be served during the morning and afternoon breaks; lunch will be the responsibility of the attendees.

Cancellation and refund policies

Cancellations are to be refunded as follows:

  • Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 100% of the registration fees.

  • Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.

  • Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

About the instructor

Seth Shaw is an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies at Clayton State University. He has also taught workshops for the Society of North Carolina Archivists and South Carolina Archivists Association. Seth is a past chair of the Electronic Records Section of the Society of American Archivists.

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