A Hands-On Introduction to Digital Preservation

  • 12 May 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online
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The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents

A Hands-On Introduction to Digital Preservation

This workshop will demonstrate a low cost digital preservation workflow for novices. Participants will be introduced to the principles underlying digital preservation, be given a demonstration of some open source tools that can be used in a preservation workflow, and be given the opportunity to try out these tools. There will also be an introduction to some web archiving tools.

Participants will learn about the OAIS reference model and the NDSA levels of preservation. They will also be given the opportunity to learn and practice some open source software such as

  • Teracopy to copy files and create checksums
  • Data Accessioner to copy digital content between media, create and validate checksums and add metadata
  • Metadata Transformer to convert XML metadata files
  • Bagger to create packages containing digital content along with a manifest file listing the contents and checksums which can be used to verify the package and its contents
  • Conifer to capture websites for long term preservation

When: Wednesday May 12th 9:00am to 12:00pm (please be advised that participants arriving late may find it difficult to follow along)
Where: Online. Instructions will be sent after registration.
Cost: $80 (AAO members); $50 (AAO student members); $120 (non-members)

Additional Information: In order to fully participate in this workshop, participants should be able to download and install five open source software tools (participants can follow along without installing the tools, but they may not get the full value of the workshop). Instructions for downloading the tools can be found online, and we suggest participants try to download and install these tools before registering, as we are unable to provide IT support for installing these programs.

Participants should also be comfortable with navigating a directory (e.g. using Windows Explorer or Finder) to find files and folders in a computer system.

About the Instructor: Mary Grace Kosta obtained her MA in linguistics from the University of Calgary, and worked for 25 years as a linguist, museum registrar, government manager, and teacher. She then obtained her MLIS with a specialization in archives from the University of Western Ontario, and has worked for the past eight years as the Congregational Archivist for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. She has completed courses in records management through the University of Toronto, metadata and information taxonomies through the University of Dundee, and web archiving through the University of Wisconsin. She is instrumental in the delivery of archives practicum and museum cataloguing programs for students at the University of Western Ontario. She served as the chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Archives Association of Ontario. Presently, she is on the steering committee for the Society of American Archivists, Archivists of Religious Collections Section, as well as a member of the Repository Working Group for Archival Resources for Catholic Collections, and on the Joint US-Canada AtoM Users Group.

Format: Lecture and demonstration

Recording: This workshop will NOT be recorded.

Registration: A minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 50 participants may register for this event. Institutional members can register three participants at the member rate per participant. If you require additional time to prepare payment, please contact aao@aao-archivists.ca to set up an invoice.

Please be advised that this event is governed by the AAO’s Code of Conduct and is subject to the AAO’s Cancellation Policy. Questions about the workshop should be directed to the PDC co-chairs at professionaldevelopment@aao-archivists.ca.


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