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Athenaeum21 Presents Framework for Digital Preservation Policy & Strategy at NISO / NFAIS Virtual Conference

5 Dec 2016

“Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources”
NISO / NFAIS Virtual Conference
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 6 at 4PM



Athenaeum21 (A21) presents our framework for Digital Preservation Policy & Strategy at the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) virtual conference, “Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources” on December 7. Join Christine Madsen, Chief Innovation Officer, and Megan Hurst, Chief Experience Officer, of Athenaeum21, and their colleagues from leading universities, the Smithsonian, the Association of Research Libraries, Portico, and CLOCKSS, as we address the past, present and future states of digital preservation policies, metadata and formats, accessibility, types of archives and repositories, back-up systems and issues of security.


As publishers, libraries, and museums increasingly create, collect, and depend upon digital data and collections, preservation policies and strategies are more important than ever. Digital preservation policies should be designed in such a way that they will actually be used and referred to and they should align with overall digital strategy. A21’s presentation will present a simple framework for getting started (or re-started) on digital preservation in your organization.

About the Presenters
Dr Christine Madsen is co-founder and principal of Athenaeum21 Consulting (http://www.athenaeum21.com), where she works with libraries and museums around the world on digital strategy and innovation. She is expert in building large-scale systems that use technology to connect researchers, teachers, and students with library and learning resources. Her background is in digitization and digital scholarship, understanding both how to digitize and why we should. Previously, she has worked as Head of Digital Programmes at the Bodleian Libraries, as well as leading the Open Collections Program (OCP) at Harvard.


Megan Hurst is co-founder and principal of Athenaeum21 Consulting, where she helps clients align their digital strategies with their organizational goals and resources, and with the needs and behaviors of 21st century end-users. Megan has experience producing, delivering, and archiving information in all digital formats, including text, audio, image, and video. Previously, she served as Director of Product Management at EBSCO Information Services, as well as developing Harvard University Libraries’ first digital assessment initiative.


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