Digital preservation consortium — building the case
12 Feb 2019 | 3:00 PM GMT
The biggest challenge for small organizations working in an environment of often limited resources — is facing up to what (in the case of digital preservation) is both a technological and a financial conundrum. In this webinar recording join Sam Johnston, County Archivist at the Dorset History Centre and Wendy Walker, County Archivist at the West Sussex Record Office as they guide you through how their archive teams led the charge, with an awareness of the importance for advocacy to ensure that senior officers and elected members (councillors) understood the institutional value and benefits of an OAIS compliant digital preservation solution. By taking a collaborative approach and creating a consortium, the archive teams worked together to overcome a number of challenges, combining resources and buying power to build a digital preservation consortium, enabling wider access to a cloud hosted OAIS compliant digital preservation platform at even more affordable price.
Hear from Sam and Wendy as they discuss:
- Establishing stakeholder understanding and buy-in
- Their approach to building a consortium and involving a wider group of local government
- The benefits of taking a collaborative approach
- Leveraging digital preservation and access to elevate the value of their archives