Intro to Digital Preservation with Restricted Resources Workshop
Presented by Chicago Collections Consortium in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Date/Time: April 29th, 9am-12pm
Location: DePaul University, John T. Richardson Library Scholar's Lab 2350 N. Kenmore Ave. Chicago
Facilitators: Jaime Schumacher (Northern Illinois University, Digital POWRR) and Molly Szymanski (NDSR, Art Institute of Chicago)
Who should attend: Cultural heritage professionals who work in a “boots on the ground” role directly with digital materials, are comfortable with basic technology but would benefit from more instruction, and want to start creating a rudimentary assessment on digital preservation readiness at their institution.
A quick crash-course in digital preservation issues facing cultural heritage organizations. After attending, participants will:
-Be able to make more informed decisions about digital preservation tools and services based on their organization's resources
-Become familiar with strategies for educating themselves, their stakeholders, and their funders regarding the importance and need for digital preservation
-Have had the opportunity to troubleshoot current challenges at their organizations in a collaborative, supportive environment.
Jaime Schumacher is the Senior Director of Digital Collections & Scholarship at Northern Illinois University Libraries. Jaime served as the original Director for the Digital POWRR Project in its first phase of funding from the IMLS. She earned her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a B.S. in Computer Technology from Purdue University. Previously, Jaime was an Information Systems Consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Chicago, IL.
Molly Szymanski is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Art Institute of Chicago, exploring strategies for archiving and preservation of born-digital materials. She earned her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan after spending 10+ years working with community-based organizations and seeing an urgent need to manage, preserve, and foster access to critical digital resources.