July Preservation Tip

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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