Best Practices: Digital Preservation for Independent Schools
The digital age has created new opportunities for independent schools to interact with their community AND celebrate and preserve their historical legacy. Launching a digital collections program with digitized or born-digital archival resources such as year books, student newspapers, photos, videos of alumni events, and more – can be accomplished with a simple and affordable digital preservation tool.
Join Preservica and representatives from Lawrenceville School, Eton College and Westtown School as they share their success stories from using Preservica to preserve and share their history.
Participants will hear:
- The impetus for launching a digital preservation program
- The types of materials each school features
- Key stakeholders and considerations
- Steps and timelines for getting content into Preservica Starter
- How this history is shared with the public
- Results to date and future plans
- Step-by-step demonstration of how to launch your own Preservica Starter account
Join us and connect with digital preservationists engaging in this work from independent schools, colleges and Universities around the world.
Guest speakers for this event:
Georgina Robinson — Archivist, Eton College
Georgina Robinson is an archivist at Eton College Archives; she is responsible for records management, digital preservation and the photographic archive. Georgina is currently working to establish a systematic transfer of analogue and born-digital records to the archives and to facilitate their long-term preservation.
Chrissie Perella — Archivist, Westtown School
Chrissie Perella is the Archivist at Westtown School and was previously the Archivist at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia for over 6 years. She has an MSLIS with a concentration in archival studies from Drexel University and earned the Digital Archives Specialist from SAA in 2019. Chrissie manages all phases of archives operations, and is currently focused on working with Westtown’s born-digital records stored in a variety of legacy systems, including photographs, WordPerfect files, and Google Drive documents.
Peter Steinberg — Archivist, The Lawrenceville School
A Simmons College graduate, Peter K. Steinberg is an Archivist at the Lawrenceville School responsible primarily for digitization initiatives. His previous experiences include working at the Houghton Library and Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University and on Digital Projects at the Massachusetts Historical Society.