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Getting started in digital preservation

Getting started in digital preservation
Monday 28 February 2011
Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Georgia Tech

The Georgia Tech Library & Information Center is seeking applications for a Digital Initiatives Librarian position reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication and Digital Services.  We seek a technical, service-oriented person interested in digital library services and technologies that support the management of locally created scholarly content. Responsibilities include:

Wayne State's Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management

Wayne State's Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration

Wayne State's Archival Administration concentration

University of Michigan Preservation of Information specialization

University of Michigan Archives and Records Management specialization

Loughborough University UK Digital Curation module

The Department of Information Science at Loughborough University (one year) UK Masters programme in Information and Library Management includes a specialist module in Digital Curation.

Java library implementing Pairtree

The PAIRTREE LIBRARY is a software library that supports the mapping between identifiers and filepaths according to the Pairtree Specification.

MARA 259 - Records and Information Preservation and Security

MARA 259. Records and Information Preservation and Security
Records and archives preservation, recovery and disaster techniques; information systems and networks preservation and security administration and maintenance; risk analysis; electronic and non–electronic media protection methods and materials; encryption management strategies, trusted digital repositories.
Not repeatable.
Prerequisite: MARA 200, 202, 204

MARA 249 - Electronic Recordkeeping Systems and Issues in Electronic Recordkeeping

MARA 249. Electronic Recordkeeping Systems and Issues in Electronic Recordkeeping
Application of recordkeeping and archival principles to the management and preservation of electronic records, multi– and hyper–media resources and email; standards for representation and preservation of nontraditional networked information; electronic records/document management systems and derivations; policy development.
Prerequisite: MARA 200, 202, 204

MARA 202 - Information Technology, Records, and the Information Age

MARA 202. Information Technology, Records, and the Information Age
Overview of impact of information technologies on records and recordkeeping; evolution of record media, communications and computing technologies; records systems and network development; databases; records information models, structures and standards; digital archives technologies.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated computer literacy through completion of required new student online technology workshop.

Pratt Institute Archives advanced certificate program

Pratt's 12-credit Advanced Certificate in Archives can be taken as part of a student's MSLIS degree or as a post master's certificate for those holding an MLS from as ALA accredited program.

Digital preservation FAQs from UK National Archives

The National Archives has developed answers to a number of questions frequently asked about digital preservation from archive services.

California Digital Library: Linked Data/ Semantic Web Developer for Digital Format Registry

We are looking for a semantic web developer for an open-source digital format registry.


The Unified Digital Format Registry project (UDFR, is developing a reliable, sustainable, and publicly available semantic knowledge base of file format representation information for use by the international digital curation, preservation, and repository communities.


National Archives open consultation on policy guidance

The National Archives has developed new draft guidance on the need for a digital preservation policy. It discusses the main success criteria for a policy and its relation to other policy areas.

The closing date is March 1, 2011

New version of the BagIt Python library

This is a new version of the BagIt Python library, as of 3 February 2011.

University of Virginia Law Library Digital Collections Librarian

The University of Virginia Law Library invites applications for a newly created Digital Collections Librarian. The librarian will manage all aspects of digital content and delivery, supervise graduate students in their production of e-text, evaluate new technologies related to digital content and represent the law library in the development of the University repository. There will be opportunity to work with colleagues on technical aspects of research projects.

Preserving Our Cultural Heritage: a Conference for Graduate Students and Beginning Professionals in Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

Indiana University's student chapter of the Society of American Archivists invites you to attend our third conference for students and beginning professionals, to be held March 5-6, 2011 at Herman B Wells Library in Bloomington, Indiana.

List of digital forensics tools

Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections

This report introduces the field of digital forensics in the cultural heritage sector and explores some points of convergence between the interests of those charged with collecting and maintaining born-digital cultural heritage materials and those charged with collecting and maintaining legal evidence.

Director of University Archives & Special Collections (Brandeis)

Brandeis University seeks candidates for Director of University Archives & Special Collections (position ID 501195)

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

- Directs and manages the selection, acquisition, preservation, and provision of access to University records of enduring value and to special collections including manuscripts, rare books, and artifacts. 
- Supports the University’s curriculum and academic scholarship by developing outreach and educational programs that integrate the use of primary source material. 

OpenWMS: Workflow Management System for Digital Objects

The OpenWMS is a platform-independent, open source, web-accessible system that can be used as a standalone application or integrated with other repository architectures by a wide range of organizations. It provides a complete metadata creation system for analog and digital materials, with services to ingest objects and metadata into a Fedora repository and to export these objects and metadata, individually and in bulk in METS/XML Wrapper.

LIS 855: Digital Curation

From the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2010. 

Project Blacklight

Blacklight is a free and open source ruby-on-rails based discovery interface (a.k.a. “next-generation catalog”) especially optimized for heterogeneous collections.


djatoka is open source Java software that builds upon a rich set of APIs and libraries to provide a service framework for the dynamic dissemination of JPEG 2000 image files.

Pairtrees for Collection Storage


This document specifies Pairtree, a filesystem hierarchy for holding objects that are located within that hierarchy by mapping identifier strings to object directory (or folder) paths two characters at a time.

California Digital Library Information Gateway for Technologists

This page links to software, services, best practices, and standards for technologists working with digital libraries.

The Hydra Project

Hydra is a multi-institutional, multi-functional, multi-purpose, technical and community framework.

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