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Using Starter to get buy-in from your stakeholders

Joan Curbow — Reference Librarian and Archivist Buena Vista University Library

Overcoming 4 common digital preservation challenges with Preservica Starter

Working with limited resources

Gaining consistent buy-in

Future-proofing your records and files

Starting a digital archive with a budget

How did Joan Curbow, librarian and archivist from a small university archive in Iowa, convince her stakeholders to invest in Preservica Starter?

Joan’s main challenges were a lack of time and budget, resource restrictions and not having the right tools. With Preservica Starter, Joan was able to get buy-in from her stakeholders and elevate the value of the archive within a couple of months. Here are Joan’s top tips:

Find allies and ignite their imagination

  • Use the access portal to capture stakeholders’ imagination
  • Create collections that tell a story
  • Help them understand the need for digital preservation

Talk to the IT Department in their language

  • Use the right language to change the conversation, so you can explain what you need and why you need it
  • The visual helps convince the IT department that Preservica has so much more to offer than Sharepoint

Continue to build

  • Continue to build interest and support
  • Keep saying yes to opportunities to share the story
  • Keep elevating the value of the archives and highlight that you are not just about analog content

Timeline – engaging with Starter and getting buy-in

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