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PASIG Webinar: How to Assess your Digital Value at Risk - An Introduction to the Digital Value at Risk (DVAR) Calculator
Original broadcast:  September 26, 2013

One of the challenges facing archivists who are working with born-digital or digitized content is understanding how to develop a systematic approach for identifying the risks of losing digital assets stored in a variety of media. Understanding how much your various digital assets are at risk, and what the consequences of this loss could be for your institution, can help you to develop an optimized approach for digital preservation. Bench marking your digital assets register against key variables such as provenance, type of file format, preservation strategy, storage media, and other factors can also help you to prioritize your investment case for digital preservation. 

The Digital Value at Risk (DVAR) Calculator is a new tool that applies a risk/consequence model towards the potential loss of digital assets over time. Mike Quinn will provide an introduction to the risk/consequence model and provide a live demonstration of the DVAR tool, using case examples that will be relevant to memory institutions, academic, public sector and commercial archivists. Following the webinar, the DVAR tool and user guide will be made freely available to PASIG members.


Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn is a Director at Tessella, a leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research. Tessella's archiving solutions are in use by national libraries and archives on four continents, and includes Preservica, a cloud-based digital preservation service launched in 2012. Mike has over 25 years experience in launching award winning B2B electronic commerce and SaaS solution companies in over 30 countries. Mike has a BSc. in Psychology and Zoology from the University of Manchester. 
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