Thinking Digital

Certificate Eligibility: 
90 minutes

Overwhelmed by digital records? Not sure where to start with accessioning, processing, storage, preservation, and access? This webcast provides an introduction to the ecosystem of digital records to help you start thinking about the materials you already have as well as the new materials you have coming in. It provides an introduction to core concepts explored more fully in other courses in the DAS curriculum while providing practical examples and workflows you can start implementing to get your institution on the road to a digital preservation system.

Learning Outcomes: 
Explain the relationship between hardware and software and their impact on digital preservation
Describe how core archival concepts, such as appraisal or processing, are translated to digital records
Discuss different approaches to implementing digital preservation
Who Should Attend: 

Archivists and practitioners responsible for planning and implementing digitization projects at the beginning and intermediate level


If you are thinking about pursuing the DAS certificate, this is the course to start with!

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants are expected to have had basic archival training.

DAS Core Competency: 
1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.
3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
"Some of the slides had some very good information to keep for future use."
"Having the course available as a webinar allowed me to share it with colleagues who weren't as knowledgeable about electronic records archives and digital stewardship as I was."
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