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Preservica and CoSA announce new Practical Digital Preservation 201516 training

Registration and dates for the program of online workshops and webinars is now available through the CoSA/​SERI (State Electronic Records Initiative) website.

September 24, 2015

Registration and dates for the program of online workshops and webinars is now available through the CoSA/SERI (State Electronic Records Initiative) website.

Oxford, UK and Albany, NY US | Thursday, September 24 2015 | Preservica, a world leader in digital preservation technology, research and consulting, and the Council of State Archivists, the professional association serving the 56 state and territorial archives in the United States, are pleased to announce dates and registration details for a brand new joint program of Practical Digital Preservation (PDP) training for 2015/16.

The CoSA and Preservica Practical Digital Preservation (PDP) 2015/16 training is a series of online workshops and webinars that are free to all CoSA members and $25/person/webinar for non CoSA members, and are designed to help attendees move beyond the theory of Digital Preservation and gain the practical understanding and vital skills necessary to meet mandate to preserve and provide access to vital long-term state and government digital content and records.

Matt Blessing, President of CoSA, said, “Having the knowledge and practical experience of how to properly manage and preserve a growing volume of digital records and other content is a vital skill for our members to have. We are therefore delighted to announce the availability of the Practical Digital Preservation (PDP) 2015/16 training program in conjunction with Preservica, and look forward to a growing community of CoSA members and associate organizations sharing best practice in Digital Preservation.”

Preservica Chief Executive Jon Tilbury adds, “Preservica’s Digital Preservation and Access technology is already in use at over a dozen State Archives as well as many other government institutions around the world. We look forward to working with CoSA and associate organization members to share practical experiences of Digital Preservation”.

Practical Digital Preservation (PDP) 2015/16

Online workshops (2 x 2 hours, 2-4pm EST)
FREE to all registrants

  • Practical OAIS Digital Preservation – Part 1 Nov 10 2015
  • Practical OAIS Digital Preservation – Part 2 Nov 17 2015
  • Practical OAIS Digital Preservation – Part 1 Mar 8 2016
  • Practical OAIS Digital Preservation – Part 2 Mar 15 2016
  • Practical OAIS Digital Preservation – Part 1 May 10 2016
  • Practical OAIS Digital Preservation – Part 2 May 17 2016

1 hour live “hot-topic” online Webinars (2-3pm EST)
FREE to CoSA Members; $25 per person non-CoSA members

  • Achieving ISO Standards for your digital archive – 27 Oct 2015
  • Ingesting records from multiple sources and systems – 8 Dec 2015
  • Automating Email archiving and preservation – 23 Feb 2016
  • New ways of providing public access to your archive – 26 April 2016
  • Real-world Digital Preservation and resources round-up – 21 June 2016

> Registration and more detail on the CoSA/SERI Website

Notes to the Media

About Preservica

Preservica is a world-leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research. Our cloud-hosted and on premise active preservation solutions are used by leading archives, libraries, state, government and business organizations across four continents to safeguard and share valuable digital content, collections and electronic records for decades into the future.

Recently named a “Cool Vendor” in Content Management by Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory firm, Preservica’s award-winning active preservation and access solution is a standards-based (OAIS ISO 14721) trusted repository that includes connectors to leading Enterprise Content and Records Management systems to provide long-term usability, trustworthiness and preservation of vital electronic records, emails and other digital content.

Preservica is part of Tessella group, the international analytics, software services and consultancy company.


About CoSA and SERI

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is a national organization comprising of the individuals who serve as directors of the principal archival agencies in each state and territorial government. These individuals also serve as State Historical Records Coordinators who chair their respective State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs), a program established by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) is a major educational program of CoSA. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, SERI provides training and awareness-building for electronic records management and digital preservation.Working collectively through their membership in CoSA, the state archivists encourage cooperation among the states and SHRABs on matters of mutual interest, define and communicate archival and records concerns at a national level, and work with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives (NARA), and other national organizations to ensure that the nation’s documentary heritage is preserved and accessible.

In July 2011, the Council of State Archivists launched an initiative focused on improving efforts to manage, preserve, and provide access to state government electronic records nationwide. The initiative is managed by the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) committee.

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