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Overwhelmed by digital records? Not sure where to start with accessioning, processing, storage, preservation, and access? This webcast provides an introduction to the ecosystem of digital records to help you start thinking about the materials you already have as well as the new materials you have coming in. It provides an introduction to core concepts explored more fully in other courses in the DAS curriculum while providing practical examples and workflows you can start implementing to get your institution on the road to a digital preservation system.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Explain the relationship between hardware and software and their impact on digital preservation.
- Describe how core archival concepts, such as appraisal or processing, are translated to digital records.
- Discuss different approaches to implementing digital preservation.
Who Should Attend:
Archivists and others who are responsible for planning and implementing digitization projects at the beginning and intermediate level.
What You Should Already Know:
Participants are expected to have had basic archival training.
DAS Core Competency:
1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.
3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase. Once the webcast is purchased, go to SAA's Learning Management System and click the Resources tab to access a PDF of the presentation slides and the webcast exam (if applicable).
If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course.