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Digital Preservation in Theory and Practice: A Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Boot-Camp Webinar
Original Broadcast Date:  February 12, 2013

Over the last two decades, digital preservation has emerged as a critical challenge for institutions looking to provide long-term access to their information assets. This webinar will introduce some of the fundamental needs and concepts that underpin digital preservation, and provide a practical, hands-on survey of the best practices, tools and strategies in preservation that have emerged only quite recently. 

The content of this webinar comes from the introduction to the "Preservation Boot-camp" developed for and delivered at the international PASIG meetings, a semi-annual exchange of architectures, operations and best practices of digital preservation among practitioners, researchers and industry experts. The PASIG Boot-camp provides an introduction to the field and needs in digital preservation, and give attendees a foundation of concepts, terminology, standards and tools used broadly in the field. This “Digital Preservation 101” event is targeted specifically for those looking to gain exposure to the field, or current practitioners looking for a review of the formal concepts or broad set of tools currently in use.


Tom CramerTom Cramer
Tom Cramer is the Chief Technology Strategist and Associate Director of Digital Library Systems and Services for the Stanford University Libraries. He directs the Stanford Digital Repository, and oversees the technical development and delivery of the full complement of Stanford’s digital library services, including the digitization, description, discovery, delivery, preservation and management of digital resources that support teaching, learning and research.

He is a founder of the Hydra Project, and the first adopter and an active contributor to Blacklight, two successful open source projects rooted in higher education that provide rich and robust solutions for digital asset management and discovery. He is an architect of Stanford’s digital medieval manuscripts interoperability efforts, and currently spending much of his time driving the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). Tom frequently leads workshops on digital preservation, is the Chair and Co-Director of PASIG (the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group), is a steering group member for Open Repositories, and a member of the DuraSpace Board of Directors.  

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