JISC Beginner's Guide to Digital Preservation

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Approaches to Digitisation Training Day

Posted by Marieke Guy on January 14th, 2011

Next month I will be presenting at the Approaches to Digitisation Training Day.

The day is being organised by the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and Research Libraries UK and will be held on Wednesday 9 February 2011 at the British Library Centre for Conservation, London. It aims to give an overview of how to plan for and undertake digitisation of library and archive material; and to preserve the digital objects that are produced.

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of digitising material
  • Give examples of the types of materials that are suitable for digitisation
  • Identify the issues to be considered when planning for digitisation
  • Define what is meant by digital preservation
  • Describe the risks to digital objects and explain how digital preservation can address these risks.

I will be presenting on Other sources of information and next steps. My talk will look primarily at digital preservation and explore some of the resources linked to from the JISC Beginner’s Guide to Digital Preservation.