Thursday, 7 May 2009
The best introduction to digital preservation ever?
Recently I've been involved in organising a series of 'digital preservation roadshows' for archivists in the UK. The series is aimed at archivists who have had little chance to look at digital preservation issues; the idea is to provide an introduction and some practical, inexpensive, tips and tools that will help people make a start. We've had a lot of positive feedback from the first roadshow (Gloucester, April 29th), though there were calls for a little more easing into the topic and its terminology that we'll need to take on board for the next event (York, June 26th). I wonder whether our delegates might have appreciated this video, produced by the Digital Preservation Europe project. If it's not the *best* introduction to digital preservation I've seen, it's most definitely the funniest. It made me laugh anyway :-) .