Overwhelmed by digital records? Not sure where to start with accessioning, processing, storage, preservation, and access? This webinar provides an introduction to the ecosystem of digital records to help you start thinking about the materials you already have as well as the new materials you have coming in. It provides an introduction to core concepts explored more fully in other courses in the DAS curriculum while providing practical examples and workflows you can start implementing to get your institution on the road to a digital preservation system.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between hardware and software and their impact on digital preservation
  • Describe how core archival concepts, such as appraisal or processing, are translated to digital records
  • Discuss different approaches to implementing digital preservation


Who Should Attend?

Archivists and practitioners responsible for planning and implementing digitization projects at the beginning and intermediate level


If you are thinking about pursuing the DAS certificate, this is the course to start with!


What You Should Already Know:
Participants are expected to have had basic archival training.


DAS Core Competency:

  • 1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.
  • 3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
  • 4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.


If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Webinar Information
Date Presented:
March 24, 2016 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Thinking Digital [DAS]
Speaker Information
Veronica Martzahl   [ view bio ]
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