Two POWRR workshops will be held back-to-back on Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th, 2016, at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, for Oberlin Group library staff. To register for one of the two workshops, please use the appropriate POWRR registration link at the bottom of this page. Please note: attendance for each workshop is limited to 30 participants. Workshop registration is free, however attendees must register and pay for meals and accommodations separately.
The Digital POWRR (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources) Workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying digital preservation solutions for small-and mid-sized institutions looking to begin digital preservation practices. We continue to bring these workshops across the country thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This full-day workshop is designed specifically for front-line practitioners who routinely complete collections processing work. If you understand the need for digital preservation, and are now seeking to build daily workflows that incorporate accessioning digital materials, processing them, and planning for their long-term preservation, this workshop is for you.
This is a hands-on workshop that deals with the "How" of digital preservation, rather than the "Why." Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open-source tool; learn about several digital preservation tools and services; and create an institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals.
Please note that this is not a workshop on how to digitize materials. However, the curriculum could be helpful to implement a digital preservation plan into a digitization project. The skills taught can be applied to both born-digital as well as digitized collections.
This workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
The Friday, June 10 workshop is full.