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NISO Webinar: Discoverable, Available, Accessible: Preserving Digital Content

September 14, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


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About the Webinar

As more and more artifacts of our cultural heritage and scholarly work product become digitally created and disseminated, long-term preservation becomes increasingly challenging for archives, libraries and other memory organizations.  To help these institutions fulfill their mission, software manufacturers and service providers have developed specialized digital preservation solutions for a variety of scholarly and cultural materials. These solutions utilize many of the current standards and best practices for assuring the authenticity, findability, accessibility and usability of digital content.  

NISO is pleased to host a 90-minute webinar that will present an overview of several digital preservation standards, describe how preservation is distinct from general repository maintenance, and describe preservation applications in multiple environments. 

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Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

Standards in the World of Preservation
Amy Kirchhoff (Archive Service Product Manager, Portico) will provide an overview of preservation-related standards, and discuss the need for these and the role they play in ensuring digital materials remain available and usable.

Rosetta, a Digital Preservation System
Ido Peled (Rosetta Product Manager, Ex Libris) will discuss the role of digital preservation as part of the digital library, the differences between preservation solutions and institutional repositories, and how to create a sustainable digital preservation model using the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation solution. Ex Libris Rosetta enables institutions to collect, manage, preserve, and provide access to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitized materials.

CRL Assessment and Evaluation of Digital Repositories
Marie-Elise Waltz (Special Projects Librarian, Center for Research Libraries): Preservation of digital content for the long term is the goal of a digital repository. Many stakeholders of these services want outside oversight or auditing to be a part of regular digital repository activities. An ISO standard, ISO 16363 Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDR), has recently been approved that identifies the criteria for a Trusted Digital Repository. The Center for Research Libraries has been involved in preservation audits of digital repositories since 2005. During this time they have used the precursor to ISO 16363, the Trusted Repository Audit Checklist (TRAC) to evaluate the preservation strategies, administration and systems of several digital repositories; among them Portico and HathiTrust. For this presentation Marie Waltz, a CRL staff member and auditor will discuss CRL’s auditing experiences. This includes the need for standards in digital repositories and the effect audits have on repository activities. She will also discuss her work with the group responsible for the new ISO standard, ISO 16363, Trusted Digital Repository Checklist. Finally she will discuss the future for CRL’s auditing and certification work.


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Registration closes on September 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

SAVE! Register for multiple events.

  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on September 14, 2011. Cancellations made by September 7, 2011 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.