2015 Digital POWRR Workshop at Portland State University


Information on the 2015 Digital POWRR Workshop in Portland, Oregon, Sponsored by the SHN

The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is co-sponsoring a one day Digital POWRR workshop in Portland, Oregon, focused on hands-on digital preservation. The workshop will be held July 1st at Portland State University. This is a hands-on workshop that deals with the "How" of digital preservation, rather than the "Why." Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open-source tool; learn about several DP tools and services; and create an institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals. This workshop is designed specifically for front-line practitioners who routinely complete collections processing work. If you understand the need for digital preservation, and are now seeking to build daily workflows that incorporate accessioning digital materials, processing them, and planning for their long-term preservation, you are POWRR's target audience.

Please note that this is not a workshop on how to digitize materials. However, the skills taught can be applied to both born-digital as well as digitized collections.

You may register for the July 1st Digital POWRR Workshop on the POWRR website until 6/17/2015 using this form. For general information about the Digital POWRR project, including workshops, see the Digital POWRR website, here.

We are accepting applications for the Digital POWRR workshop scholarships. Scholarships are between $350 and $500 and can be used for registration, lodging, and or accommodation as needed by the participants. The scholarships will be awarded after the completion of the workshop when all receipts are recieved. To apply: http://goo.gl/forms/KMia5srVLo

Photo credit: Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), from a Digital POWRR workshop at Roosevelt University in Chicago, co-sponsored by the BMRC

This workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.