Digital Preservation Management Workshops, a series offered since 2003, now has four topical workshops to supplement the tutorial and core curriculum that build on established principles and concepts. Current topical workshops include:
Tools and Workflows
This two-day workshop assists managers in understanding the organizational, technological, and funding issues associated with developing or incorporating tools and workflows into an organization's digital preservation program. The examples used reflect recent research and developments in the digital preservation community. The workshop builds on core principles introduced in the Digital Preservation Management workshop; therefore, attendance at a previous 2-day or 5-day workshop is a prerequisite. Using presentations, group discussions, and exercises, workshop attendees explore the ways in which tools and workflows contribute to an effective digital preservation program. Workshop materials include profiles of new and emerging tools and workflows. The workshop features in-depth case studies and includes demonstrations of tools used to identify, verify, and package digital content, as part of part of an IMLS-funded collaborative project with the School of Information at the University of Michigan.
This two-day workshop is predicated on the need for institutions to combine organizational and technological perspectives to devise an appropriate response to the challenges of managing preservation metadata as a core requirement of digital preservation. It is aimed at managers of all levels at institutions (e.g., directors, program managers, line managers, and project managers) who are responsible for or interact with preservation metadata. The workshop sessions build on preservation metadata topics introduced in the tutorial and construct a framework for managing digital collections while standards and practice for preservation metadata emerge. (Links for Preservation Metadata)
Legal Issues for Digital Preservation
This one-day workshop explores relevant legal issues for managers of digital collections from a digital preservation perspective. Community discussions frequently focus solely or mostly on copyright and related access issues for making digital content available. Paying closer attention to legal issues throughout the lifecycle can make these challenging access issues more manageable and enable effective digital preservation management approaches. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that attendees have experience with the Digital Preservation Management workshop, through attendance at a previous 2-day or 5-day DPM workshop. The workshop's presentations, group discussions, and exercises highlight legal issues inherent in digital preservation standards, policies, and common contractual agreements. These documents provide a framework for a sustainable digital preservation program.
This one-day workshop leads participants in an exploration of what the "procedural accountability" attribute of trusted digital repositories means. Though audit and certification depend on this attribute being well-executed by organizations, there is little definition in existing standards and few examples of practice. The workshop is aimed at managers and policy developers at institutions who are responsible for or will be involved with developing and/or implementing digital preservation policies. The workshop sessions build on policy-related and procedural accountability topics introduced in the tutorial and construct a framework within which participants can ground policies for their own digital collections. (Links for Procedural Accountability)
Please use the following links to learn more regarding the workshops and how to attend:
The workshop organizers welcome your questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.