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Practical Digital Preservation Training & Education - Canada Series

Accelerate your digital preservation knowledge & skills

The practical training & education series is free-of-charge, designed for professionals in Canada, and available through a partnership with ARMA Canada and the Association of Canadian Archivists.

Join fellow archivists, records managers, independent practitioners, and Preservica experts as we explore the practical steps of building a digital archive using Preservica Starter edition (free-forever 5GB).

This four-part online series is packed full of best practice and real-world examples to help you jump-start your digital preservation journey by quickly building your very own digital archive in Starter.

To access this free-of-charge training series sign-up for Preservica Starter and you will be automatically enrolled in the training starting July 2022.

Don’t delay, spaces are limited to the first 250 members that sign up!

Free: Sign-Up for Starter and Training Series
  • Digital Preservation 101 (Thursday, July 7th)
  • Essentials Skills (Thursday, July 14th)
  • Building The Business Case (Thursday, August 4th)
  • Preparing For The Future (Thursday, August 18th)

Digital Preservation 101

Date: Thursday, July 7th
Time: 1:00 PM ET

The digital challenge – digital content is fragile, easily corrupted, lost or tampered with so ensuring your unique long-term digital information is protected and can be easily found, used and trusted is critical to the long-term success of your organization. In this session, we'll explore the core pillars of digital preservation.

What you will learn

  • What is digital preservation and why do we need it?
  • The core pillars of digital preservation
  • Preservation strategies & industry standards
  • Preservation in practice at TfL
  • Key business drivers & goals
Free: Sign-Up for Starter and Training Series

Essential Skills

Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: 1:00 PM ET

In this practical session, participants can follow along using Preservica Starter as we explore preservation fundamentals, including securely adding content and enriching metadata alongside organizing your collection hierarchies to enhance discoverability, user experience and engagement with your digital archive.

What you will learn

  • How to quickly and securely preserve your digital content
  • The importance of metadata creation and enrichment
  • Saving time with bulk upload & editing of metadata
  • File formats and vital digital preservation workflows
  • Flexible collection hierarchy to ensure findability
Free: Sign-Up for Starter and Training Series

Building The Business Case

Date: Thursday, August 4th
Time: 1:00 PM ET

Building the case for digital preservation at your institution starts with advocacy and highlighting institutional value, but it also requires practical examples and proof points. Impress stakeholders by showcasing your new digital archive and highlight what can be achieved with limited resources whilst securing wider engagement and advocacy.

What you will learn

  • Benefits of doing something, now
  • Importance of appraisal & understanding content value
  • How to outline and present the case for digital preservation
  • Utilizing Google Analytics to provide data points
  • Next steps for scaling your archive
Free: Sign-Up for Starter and Training Series

Preparing for the Future

Date: Thursday, August 18th
Time: 1:00 PM ET

Technology refresh rates and the acceleration of digital transformation means the time to act is now. This session demonstrates how digital preservation technology can be seamlessly integrated to deliver protection and future-proofing in ways transparent to records producers but compliant with information governance and retention policies.

What you will learn

  • Handling increasing collection volumes & data complexity
  • Embracing new processes: Extract Transform Load (ETL)
  • The role of technology & digital transformation
  • Embedded digital preservation
  • Opportunities for upskilling & continuous learning
Free: Sign-Up for Starter and Training Series

Testimonials - see what others are saying about this training

“The opportunity to use Starter without signing a contract and to familiarize myself with basic features of the system for free, prior to discussing with stakeholders, is a huge benefit. I loved inputting metadata”

Past attendee

"We are at the very start of our digital preservation journey so this series has been really useful in providing an overview of the key issues and context."

Past attendee

“I have loved extending my knowledge of digital preservation. Training sessions given by Preservica have been excellent - informative, interesting, inspiring..”​

Past attendee

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