A Primer on Digital Preservation Part 1: What, Why, How?

Day and Time: July 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

Description: You want to preserve your audiovisual materials digitally, but aren’t sure how to start? In this workshop, you will learn about the key concepts and practices of digital preservation, why it is so important for audiovisual recordings, and what to do so your collections are well preserved when resources are limited. We will examine the stages of the preservation cycle, including planning, appraisal and selection, digitization, processing, storage, and access. Participants will leave with a general understanding of digital preservation fundamentals and how to begin to apply these fundamentals to their collections.

Instructors: Sarah Newhouse and Anna Pinkney, Science History Institute

Sarah Newhouse is the digital preservation archivist at the Science History Institute. Her duties include developing workflows for the ingest and preservation of born-digital materials, the conversion of time-based media collections to a digital format, and web archiving. Sarah earned her master’s degree in library and information science, with a concentration in archival studies, from Drexel University. She also has a master’s degree in English with a concentration in medieval literature from the University of Tennessee.

Annabel Pinkney is the digital collections librarian for the Othmer Library of Chemical History at the Science History Institute. She oversees the Institute’s digital collections repository, reproductions service, and digitization. Annabel earned a master of science degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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