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Practical Digital Preservation Training & Education Series

Accelerate your digital preservation knowledge & skills

The practical training & education series is free-of-charge and exclusively available to Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) members.

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 to Preservica Starter and you will be automatically enrolled onto the training starting January 2022.

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

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  • Digital Preservation 101 (19th January)
  • Essentials Skills (16th February)
  • Building The Business Case (16th March)
  • Preparing For The Future (27th April)

Digital Preservation 101

Wednesday 19th January @ 10.30am-11.45am (GMT)

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 organisation. In this session Jon Tilbury, Chief Innovation Officer will 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
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Essential Skills

Wednesday 16th February @ 10.30am-11.45am (GMT)

In this practical session participants can follow along using Preservica Starter as we explore preservation fundamentals, including securely adding content and enriching metadata alongside organising 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
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Building The Business Case

Wednesday 16th March @ 10.30am-11.45am (GMT)

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
  • Utilising Google Analytics to provide data points
  • Next steps for scaling your archive
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Preparing for the Future

Wednesday 27th April @ 10.30am-11.45am (BST)

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
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