Preserving Digital Archives #1774  [DAS]


Tue, May 16, 2017
Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists
Arvada, CO

Additional details

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: April 21, 2017

Co-Sponsor: Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA)

Lodging & Travel Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wheat River-Denver West
10101 West 48th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO80033

Course Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1774

SAA Member $205 / $265
SAA Student Member $153.75 / $206.25 (25% Off) limited to 5 members
Employees of SAA Member Institutions $235 / $295
Nonmember $265 / $325

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Course Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Preserving Digital Archives #1774

Tue, May 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Liz Bishoff

Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75
DAS Tactical & Strategic: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 6.5

Course Description

How do you start a digital preservation program? This course is designed to help practitioners move from understanding the core vocabulary, standards, and best practices of digital preservation toward program planning, policy development, and systems evaluation. Through presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises, the course will build on core concepts, explore organizational aspects of digital preservation, introduce tools and standards for technical and preservation metadata, and examine factors to consider in evaluating and selecting digital preservation systems.

Attendees may bring a laptop to participate in this course, but it is not required.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Describe core concepts-best practices, vocabulary, and standards-related to preserving digital archives
  • Take the steps necessary to plan a digital preservation program
  • Discuss the basics of technical and preservation metadata, including relevant standards and tools
  • Identify a range of digital preservation systems and establish a set of criteria for evaluating them

Who should attend? Archivists, records managers, and other information professionals who are or will be responsible for the preservation of born-digital materials

What Should You Know? Participants should understand archival fundamentals and be familiar with the basics of metadata and computer systems. We strongly recommend that participants complete the Thinking Digital webinar prior to taking this course.

Taking Basics of Managing Electronic Records and Electronic Records-The Next Step or Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success prior to this course will ensure that you'll maximize the knowledge gained in this offering.

DAS Core Competency:

2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.

4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Attendance is limited to 35.


When participants were asked “what aspect of the course methods/materials was most valuable to you?” responses included:

  • “The details within the course of the higher level concepts was very useful and I will certainly use the handout as a reference in the future.”
  • “Hearing real-world solutions from people who have worked with them.”
  • “Discussion on metadata and OAIS.”