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Preservation in Practice: Archives New Zealand
16th Apr 2015 : 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This webinar looked at the techniques the National Archives New Zealand is developing to aid in the analysis of collections and also support the dissemination of the skill set that will help non-digital-preservation specialists continue to support the organisation in its ability to process born-digital collections.
In 2013, the Archives New Zealand’s worked on analysing the content of a recent Royal Commission. It brought them to the conclusion that a different approach was needed to analyse digital content that could potentially be transferred to the organisation for preservation. Some of their thinking at the time is documented in the report for the Born Digital and Cultural Heritage Conference, Melbourne 2014.
The Archives New Zealand recognise that work on born digital collections still requires better methods for triaging content before placing it in long term preservation. This webinar explores how any work in improving triage methods must also aid in the socialisation of digital preservation techniques to non-expert users, archivists, and other skilled individuals within the organisation who might not have had previous exposure to these or other related computer science disciplines.
Ross Spencer, Digital Preservation Analyst at the Archives New Zealand