Archivists/Technologists: Working Together to Build a Digital Preservation Environment with iRODS
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 1-4 pm, Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI Free to MAC attendees
Are you an archivist or librarian faced with developing a repository for digital archives? You require the expertise of programmers and other technologists to build your digital preservation environment‹-but how to convey the importance of archival principles when they sometimes seem to be speaking another language?
This free workshop introduces communication strategies for archivists working with technology teams to design digital preservation environments.
Using the development of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR) project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an example, the workshop will examine how archivists can influence technology programs by becoming part of the core implementation team. iRODS (the integrated Rule-Oriented Data-management System) plays a central role in the CDR¹s architecture, and its preservation capabilities will also be explored.
Jill Sexton, Information Infrastructure Architect and Carolina Digital Repository Project Manager at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, will be the featured speaker.
The Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) is hosting this workshop as part of its NHPRC-funded project to build Spartan Archive, a permanent digital preservation environment for the university's born-digital archival records.
For more information and to register, please visit http://msuirods2012.wordpress.com/.