January 20, 2021

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Program Moving From Library of Congress to Pratt Institute and NYU Tisch School of the Arts

From the Library of Congress:

Following a nationwide call, the Library of Congress today announced that Pratt Institute, in collaboration with the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, will oversee the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program.

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Under its new leadership, DPOE will continue to enhance understanding of digital preservation by providing training opportunities in the long-term management and dissemination of cultural heritage materials in digital formats.

Documents, photographs, and all forms of audiovisual media – whether scanned from an analog source or “born digital” at the point of creation – have a limited life cycle as digital files in their original setting. Practitioners of digital preservation learn to migrate and manage digital content over time to ensure its ongoing quality and accessibility, even in the face of technological change such as software updates and hardware obsolescence, or disruptive events like natural disasters.

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This partnership plans to expand how digital preservationists are educated, manage the ongoing responsibilities of this initiative, enhance the outreach efforts, and broaden the training curriculum. Pratt and NYU MIAP also plan to strengthen and promote existing networks of digital preservation education opportunities for current and emerging cultural heritage professionals.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to DPOE Website (Training Calendar, Access Recorded Webinars, and More)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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