NDSRDC 2017 Symposium

Blending Collaborations and Bridging Gaps: Digital Preservation Communities of Practice

August 17, 2017
The World Bank
1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433

The recording of the event is now available here: https://archive.org/details/ndsr-dc-2017

Most presenter’s slides are available here: https://osf.io/view/NDSRDC2017/

Our list of speakers has been posted here and the schedule has also been posted here.

If you have questions please contact ndsrdc17@gmail.com

With threats to funding becoming increasingly common, the digital preservation community has an obligation to focus its efforts on creating tools and practices that will allow for collaboration and long-term sustainability in the face of limited resources. At the same time, it is essential for cultural organizations to earn the trust of the communities they serve in a time when faith in many traditional institutions are at historic lows.

The 2017 NDSR DC symposium will emphasize community-supported efforts that have allowed for project-based or grant-funded digital stewardship activities to transition into long-term, sustainable services. Much like NDSR is funded in order to create a community of practice for digital preservation, the symposium will highlight work being done by both local and distributed communities to support preservation and access to electronic resources. This program is centered around ways these communities leverage both local and international connections to build more robust relationships and greater interoperability between their services.

Through talks, panels, and interactive break-out sessions, NDSR DC 2017 will forge connections between attendees in order to strengthen these efforts and to highlight successful collaboration initiatives, strategies, and tools. Our program will highlight both US-based and international communities that have seen tangible successes in forming partnerships and shared services. Additionally, the approach of local community-based digital preservation will demonstrate an alternative community model that could inform a more ethical means of digital stewardship and equitable knowledge sharing of how to implement these tasks.


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