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Continuing Education and Events: 05/20 - Digital POWRR Workshop: A Practical Guide to Digital Preservation

This guide contains current and upcoming events of interest to librarians, archivist, library staff, and others in Capital District Region.

Digital POWRR Workshop: A Practical Guide to Digital Preservation

The nationally renowned Digital POWRR (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources) program is coming to Albany! If you have felt overwhelmed by the prospect of preserving and maintaining your library's digital material, this is the program for you. 

This course will take a practical approach to creating daily workflows that incorporate accessioning digital materials, processing them, and planning for their long-term preservation. The focus will be on low-cost and free tools and services. Each participant will be provided the opportunity to step through an entire digital preservation workflow, using a provided sample data set, allowing them to envision how a workflow can be set up and deployed locally based on their institutional needs and capabilities.

Practitioners will use the open source tools Data Accessioner and Fixity as a part of the sample workflow. The focus of this session is on preservation, not on providing access to or the scanning/digitization of materials. An introductory knowledge of digital preservation issues, such as those covered in the Digital Preservation Coalition Handbook found here: required.

Instructors: Jaime Schumacher, Digital POWRR Institute Consulting Instructor & Senior Director of Digital Collections & Scholarship at Northern Illinois Univesity Libraries; Stacey Jones Erdman, Digital POWRR Institute Consulting Instructor & Digital Archivist at Beloit College.

For more information on POWRR, visit

Cost for this program is $45 for members of CDLC and other ESLN library councils and $60 for non-members. Cost includes lunch.

Attendees should bring a laptop. CDLC has a very limited number of laptops to borrow. Contact Susan D'Entremont at if you need to reserve a laptop. 

Related LibGuide: Regional Automation Advisory Committee

Monday, May 20, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
CDLC, Large Meeting Room
  Continuing Education     RAAC  


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