Updated: Feb 24, 2020

Thinking about undertaking a digital preservation project? DT Cultural Heritage is offering a series of digitization certification programs. The first course, DTDC 101: Intro to Modern Digitization, is self-paced and online. DTDC 201: Operator Training is a two-day in-person course with classes available nationwide.

For more information check out their DT Digitization Certification Program page!

#Digitization #educationandtraining

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Interested in starting a digital preservation project? Don’t know how to begin? Consider attending the Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections conference. On the agenda is programming on best practices, copyright considerations, and suggestions for creating archival collections of specific content, including born-digital.

It’s being held August 19th and 20th in Overland Park, Kansas. Register TODAY!

#Conferences #NEDCC

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Summer is a time when many of us embark on ambitious preservation projects. But for all our grand ideas and meticulous planning, mistakes or problems will inevitably occur at some point- if not during this project, then the next!

If you want to be prepared for any and all potential speed bumps in an upcoming digital preservation project, or are looking to commiserate after your own unexpected disaster, check out the #digitalarchivesfail series on SAA’s bloggERS. Each of the posts features a real life story detailing a different type of “failure”, from metadata errors to hardware malfunctions, and most importantly: how these setbacks were overcome and what lessons were learned in the process.

If you have topics you would like to see highlighted, or suggestions for resources, please send them to Nariné Bournoutian at nbournoutian@law.columbia.edu. Tips from previous months are available here.

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