Preservica and ARA to deliver Digital Preservation Training

Practical Digital Preservation Training will be free for ARA members


Preservica and the ARA will deliver practical Digital Preservation training, tools and resources which will be free of charge to ARA members. The first training is expected to be offered before the end of 2014.

The Digital Preservation training programme will focus on pragmatic methods and techniques for managing, preserving and providing access to public and commercial sector digital records, and will promote the development of a dynamic, ongoing community of ARA members sharing good practices for Digital Preservation. The programme, which is free of charge to ARA members, will include a series of one day hands-on educational workshops across ARA UK and Ireland regions, webinars and tools on “how to” topics covering implementation, specification and practical case study interviews and presentations.

John Chambers, CEO of ARA, said:  “One of our key aims is to advance the training and professional development of our members. Having the knowledge and hands-on experience of how to properly manage and preserve an increasing volume of digital content is a vital skill to have, and so we are delighted to be working with Preservica to deliver this programme of practical Digital Preservation workshops, webinars and resources for our members. We both also look also look forward to supporting a growing community of members sharing best practice in Digital Preservation”.

Preservica Chief Executive Jon Tilbury adds, “Preservica’s Digital Preservation and Access technology is already in use at a number of ARA member organizations and we look forward to working with ARA to share practical experiences of implementing and managing Digital Preservation governance and systems”.

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