Digital preservation is a new and fast-moving area of archiving and preservation. In this course we will introduce participants to the basics: understanding digital files, metadata, planning for digital storage, file fixity checking, and avenues for implementing a strategy as well as software for your institution. Quizzes and homework will allow participants to synthesize readings and lectures, along with access to the instructor via email at any point during the course.
Note: This course is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Lauren Sorensen is a consulting archivist & media conservator interested in digital preservation, community initiatives, metadata and open access. A PhD student at UCLA's Information Studies program, she has held positions at the Library of Congress, Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), and stalwart independent film distributor Canyon Cinema, among others. She received her Masters in Moving Image Archiving & Preservation from New York University in 2007, and contributes to the community through PBCore metadata dictionary project, Association of Moving Image Archivists’ (AMIA) Independent Media committee, and is on the board of the Electronic Media Group of American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC). She enjoys music, bicycling, social histories, jokes, art, and the outdoors.