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Webinars

We run webinars once a month on a variety of digital preservation topics.

Members can select the topics, receive priority booking, and access to the recordings (login required).

21 Feb

Overview Fmt/known? Problems with Format identification This webinar gives an overview of the digital preservation activities at the National Library of New Zealand. It explains what they do, and why they are doing it with a focus on format identification. Jay explores some of the challenges they have faced over the past few years and talks about the technologies and workflows they use. Session lead Jay Gattuso, National Library of New Zealand

23 Sep

Overview This webinar presents a case study of digital preservation and digital library development at the London School of Economics. It will cover the nature of digital library collections we are working with now and a bit about our experiments and future directions for other kinds of born-digital material; the high-level architecture and functional components we have in place, and a discussion about our general approach and what we feel we can avoid having an opinion about for now; discussion…

16 Apr

Overview 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…

20 Jul

Practical experiences with archiving PDF files This webinar deals with archiving PDF files. As PDF files in our repository have myriad data producers, the heterogeneity of PDF files is overwhelming. Unfortunately this means the creation of errors as well. Usually, the original data producers cannot be contacted any more, therefore we have to do the best we can with the PDF material. As we ingest PDF files and (almost no) PDF/A-files, the validation is done with JHOVE. JHOVE flags issues…

31 Mar

Ingest more for less! An expensive part of ingesting digital collections into digital repositories is the quality assurance (QA) phase. Traditionally, data and metadata are quality assured before ingest, to ensure that only data which complies with the repository data formatting and documentation standards is preserved. This webinar will look at the Minimal Effort Approach from the Statsbiblioteket in Denmark. In Minimal Effort Ingest, we postpone the QA of data and metadata until after the data has been ingested and…

27 Apr

This webinar presents the Outer OAIS-Inner OAIS (OO-IO) Model, which is a model building on OAIS allowing different functional entities to be shared among archives. This is especially used in Distributed Digital Preservation (DDP) which is crucial for various parts of digital preservation, but is not covered in detail in the OAIS reference model. Here distributed digital preservation is “the use of replication, independence, and coordination to address the known threats to digital content through time to ensure their accessibility”.…

14 Dec

The British Library has a large digitisation portfolio and currently there are about 25 initiatives at the British Library which vary in terms of scale, funding models and process. Digitisation is delivered both internally and through partnerships and the Library has been investing in infrastructure and business process developments. The presentation will explain the processes in place for planning and delivery of internal digitisation projects, including standards and technical developments to support ingest and access to digitised content via the…

27 Feb

Through the Jisc funded Filling the Digital Preservation Gap project the Universities of York and Hull have been investigating how research data created within their institutions might be preserved using Archivematica. This webinar will provide an insight into the project. The Universities initially investigated Archivematica to assess its potential for use in this scenario. Having concluded it is a suitable solution, they then worked with Artefactual Systems to improve Archivematica to enable it to work better within a research data management infrastructure. The final phase of the project saw each…

19 Apr

Overview: The webinar will present the large experience of the BnF in mass digitisation and digitisation processes (OCR, digital archiving, …). The BnF also offers access to its digital library Gallica obtained through the library’s commitment to the digitisation of selected items of its collections. Gallica now contains over 3,5 million digitised documents: manuscripts, sound materials and music score, books, images and newspapers issues, in French and other languages. They cover all domains of knowledge, with a specific focus in…