MIT to Offer "Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems"
MIT to Offer "Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems" Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Written by: Carol Minton Morris
From Lance Stuchell, Project Coordinator, Digital Preservation Management Workshops, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop June 13-18, 2010 in Cambridge, MA.
Who Should Attend? The intended audience for the workshop series is managers at organizations of all kinds who are or will be responsible for managing digital content over time. The workshop begins on Sunday evening with an opening session, continues Monday through Thursday 9am to 5pm, and concludes on Friday at noon. Additional information about the workshop content and logistics is available at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/dpm/workshops/fiveday.html.
Instructors and Keynote Speaker Nancy McGovern is the lead instructor for the workshop. Also see brief bios for the current instruction team at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/dpm/workshops/instructors.html. The Keynote speaker for the June workshop is Patricia (Trisha) Cruse, the Director of Preservation for the California Digital Library.
Application for Registration Available at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/dpm/workshops/registration.html. Workshop participants apply and are then accepted into the workshop – a two-step process. The form for applying to participate in the workshop will be available by 9am ET on Monday, April 5, 2010 and remain open until the workshop is full (28 participants). Applicants will be notified within 48 hours if they are accepted for the June workshop. We have already had a very high level of interest in the workshop and encourage early application.
About the Workshop The Digital Preservation Management workshop was originally developed at Cornell University Library by Anne R. Kenney and Nancy Y. McGovern and was hosted at Cornell from 2003 - 2006. Since 2006, Nancy McGovern has continued curricular development and directing the workshop from ICPSR at the University of Michigan. The workshop series has been developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This is the final scheduled workshop in this series funded by the NEH. The DPM workshop team intends to offer a five-day workshop in Spring 2011 – location to be determined.
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