OCUL/COPPUL Digital Preservation Management Workshop in Toronto, 2019 - Call for Expressions of Interest

  • Posted on: 17 April 2019
  • By: Kaitlin

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) intends to host a Toronto edition of the popular Digital Preservation Management Workshop series from November 12-15, 2019 at Ryerson University. We are seeking expressions of interest from OCUL and COPPUL members to ensure we can make the workshop feasible. Please communicate your interest in attending this workshop by Friday, May 17 by filling out this short form.

Since its development by Nancy McGovern in 2003, the Digital Preservation Management workshop has served as a fantastic resource for archivists and librarians who are interested in building and refining digital preservation programs at their institutions. There are no prerequisites for attending and individuals do not need to come with a high level of technical skill or expertise. The focus of the workshop includes details on the key standards and concepts in the field and methods for preparing organization-specific action plans geared towards the technical, financial, organization and policy aspects of managing digital objects into the future. The instructors at the workshop will include Nancy McGovern and Kari Smith of MIT Libraries.
Tuition will be approximately $865 per participant and will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments during the workshop plus a group dinner. A final per-person cost will be determined when we finalize the number of attendees. Participants will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs and are encouraged to book under CAUBO rates for hotels in Toronto.
The workshop will begin with a lecture or panel and group dinner on the afternoon of November 12. It will be followed by the three-day workshop at the beautiful Ryerson University Student Learning Centre from November 13-15. Many thanks to Jane Schmidt, Fangmin Wang and Michelle Arbuckle for their support in offering this great venue!
To make the workshop feasible, we will need commitments from at least 22 participants. We intend to limit participation to members of OCUL and COPPUL based on an ongoing partnership to collaborate on the hosting of these workshops. Individuals who express interest will receive priority for registration in the workshop.
Please fill out this form by Friday, May 17 to indicate interest: https://forms.gle/e2cFYJhwSGeY9XJz6
Contact Grant Hurley, Digital Preservation Librarian, at 416-978-5648 or grant [at] scholarsportal.info with any questions.
Background on the DPM Workshop
The Digital Preservation Management Workshop incorporates community standards and exemplars of good practice to provide practical guidance for developing effective digital preservation programs. The goals of the workshop are to foster critical thinking in a technological realm and provide the means for exercising practical and responsible stewardship of digital assets in an age of technological uncertainty. More information is available at https://dpworkshop.org/workshops/fiveday.html.