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How-to video Preservica | February 23rd 2021

Real-world Digital Preservation training: Building your Digital Archive with Preservica Starter

This training series is free-of-charge and available to all - we recommend that you sign-up for Preservica Starter before viewing the recordings to get the most out of each session.

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

This series is delivered through four online training sessions covering fundamental concepts in digital preservation, from accessioning materials to sharing online, packed full of best practice and real-world examples to jump-start your digital preservation journey.

Session 1 – Digital Preservation planning and ingest

Session 2 - Digital collections and metadata management

Session 3 - Creating a winning online user experience

Session 4 – Making a business case for Digital Preservation

Session 1

Digital Preservation planning and ingest

Digital content is fragile and can be easily corrupted or altered so ensuring your organization’s unique, long-term, and permanent assets are protected against technology obsolescence and can found, used, and trusted far into the future is critical. This session features an overview of digital preservation business drivers, standards, and workflows to prepare you for using your Starter subscription.

Session 2

Digital collections and metadata management

Once content is safely uploaded into Preservica Starter, organizing your collection hierarchies and enriching metadata are the critical next steps to enhancing discoverability and active engagement with your digital archive. This session features tips and techniques for managing your growing collections and working efficiently with metadata schemas.

Session 3

Creating a winning online user experience

Sharing your collections with internal and external communities of users is key to unlocking the value of your digital archive. This session features a walk-through of the Starter portal and demonstrations on how to leverage the power of Starter’s search and share features so you can create a branded portal that enables users to browse, search, discover, share, and love your digital collections!

Session 4

Making a business case for Digital Preservation

Building a solid case for digital preservation resources and capabilities at your institution starts with stakeholder advocacy but will also require practical examples and proof points. This session will include an overview of business case basics and advice from a current Starter user who is actively engaging and educating stakeholders about the value and benefits of their digital preservation archive.

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