Athenaeum21's Dr Christine Madsen and Megan Hurst presented "Digital Preservation Policy & Strategy: Where Do I Start?" at December's National Information Standards Organization (NISO) / National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) joint virtual conference "Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources,” curated and moderated by Jill O'Neill.
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. Madsen presented a simple framework for getting started (or re-started) on digital preservation in your organization.
Dr Christine Madsen is co-founder and principal of Athenaeum21 Consulting, 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.
NFAIS is an institutional membership organization of content and technology providers, specifically those that support the authoritative information needs and activities of professionals across a spectrum of scholarly disciplines and fields of research. NISO is a standards organization that develops, maintains and publishes technical standards related to publishing, bibliographic and library applications.
View Dr Madsen's slides here.