Starting from the question 'What is a digital record?' - this workshop will unpack various aspects of Digital Archiving which will include digital sentencing, retention, and disposal. Consideration is given to the different systems where digital records may be found, and how different systems and repositories can add or detract from the integrity and authenticity of that record.

Digital Preservation and Continuity emphasise long-term preservation of records, risk management around digital records, technical metadata for digital archiving and also touches on the notion of interoperability in assessing your agency's digital information governance maturity.

This workshop will introduce you to the differences between digital archiving, preservation, and perpetuation. The workshop will also introduce you to some terminologies, standards, and the digital preservation capability maturity model (DPCMM).


At the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Understand the differences between digital archiving, preservation, perpetuation, data archiving and data backups
  • Explain what preservation is and the four stages and processes involved in digital preservation
  • Explain the different types of preservation activities and introduce some common standards
  • Understand what digital continuity is and introduce the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model (DPCMM)
Dianne  Jeffery

Dianne Jeffery

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