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NISO Two-Part Webinar: Sustainable Information
Part 1: Digital Preservation for Text

Part 2 of this webinar will be held on December 17: Digital Preservation of Audio-Visual Content

December 10, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda & Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
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    • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.
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About the Webinar

Information resources are increasingly born digital and may never have a print counterpart. Many older resources are being digitized, with the digital resource now the primary version. But digital resources depend on technology and technology changes can render a resource in accessible. To ensure digital information is sustainable a preservation plan must be developed and implemented. Such a plan needs to address many different issues including file formats, metadata, storage media, and compatible software and hardware. Libraries were traditionally the preservers of much of the world’s published knowledge, but with digital resources often being licensed, not owned, even the responsibility for preservation is no longer clear.

This webinar will share the experiences of several organizations in developing a process for ensuring the preservation of digital textual resources.

Agenda & Event Slides

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

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National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Levels of Preservation
Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress

The NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation are a tiered set of recommendations for how organizations should begin to build or enhance their digital preservation activities. This presentation will introduce the levels and explain how they can be used to improve digital preservation practices and policies at organizations.

Trevor Owens is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, he works on the open source Viewshare cultural heritage collection visualization tool, as the co-chair for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Infrastructure working group, and on a range of other work in digital preservation strategy. Before joining the Library of Congress he worked for the Center for History and New Media and before that managed outreach for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference. He has a BA in the History of Science from the University of Wisconsin, an MA in American History from George Mason University and a doctorate in Research Methods from George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development.

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Preserving the Law: Digital Curation in a Law Library Setting
Leah Prescott, Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, Georgetown University Law Library

The Georgetown Law Library is currently involved with digital projects on several fronts, including production digitization, digital preservation of both digitized and born digital materials, digital forensics, and investigation and prevention of link rot. This talk will show ways in which an institution can begin to address issues of digital curation of textual materials with readily-available, low-barrier tools.

Leah Prescott is currently the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections where she is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections, as well as the acquisition, curation, and advancement of special collections.

Previously Ms. Prescott was the Digital Projects Coordinator for the Washington Research Library Consortium, and prior to that, for the Getty Research Institute. She has participated in research and development of digital solutions, including digital curation strategies, digital repositories for access and preservation, mass digitization projects, and initiatives to create new avenues for scholarly collaboration. Before working at the GRI she held the position of Manuscripts and Archives Librarian at Mystic Seaport Museum.

Ms. Prescott has a B.A. degree in History from the University of Connecticut, an M.L.S degree from Syracuse University, and is a Certified Archivist. She was the chair of the committee that organized the recent symposium on link rot, 404/File Not Found: Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent. She is a member of the METS Editorial Board, and editor/contributor to the OCLC white paper, Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail, on coordinated searching of library, archive, and museum systems.

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Rosetta digital preservation system: Enabling institutions to preserve and provide access to their digital collections
Edward M. Corrado, Director of Library Technology, Binghamton University Libraries

Binghamton University Libraries uses the Rosetta digital preservation system to preserve and provide access to a a variety of born digital and digitized materials. In this presentation, Edward M. Corrado will discuss why Binghamton University chose to use Rosetta for these purposes and how Binghamton University Libraries are working to preserve born digital materials produced by the University including newsletters and the university bulletin.
A librarian, administrator, and information technology expert, Edward M. Corrado is the Director of Library Technology and Associate Librarian at Binghamton University located in Binghamton, NY (USA). At Binghamton, he provides leadership for information technologies and digital initiatives and overall direction, administration and management of computer resources, systems, and networking in the Libraries. He also manages the Libraries' Digital Preservation program. His research interests include digital preservation, In 2014, he co-authored the book, Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums with Dr. Heather Lea Moulaison. In addition to digital preservation, his research interests include cloud computing, open source software, emerging technologies in libraries, the role of libraries in democracy 2.0. For more information, see his website at http://ecorrado.us/.

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Registration closes on December 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

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  • NISO Member
  • $143.00 (US and Canada)

  • $164.00 (International)

  • NASIG Member
    • $143.00
  • Non-Member
    • $188.00 (US and Canada)
    • $224.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $74.00

Registration Costs: Part 1 only.

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If paying by check, please use this PDF form.

  • NISO Member
    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $95.00
  • Non-Member
    • $125.00 (US and Canada)
    • $149.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on December 10, 2014. Cancellations made by December 3, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. 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.
  • If you have not received your Login Instruction email by 10:00 a.m. (ET) on the Tuesday before the webinar, at please contact the NISO office or email Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager at jwood@niso.org for immediate assistance.
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