Event: International Digital Preservation Day

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Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. 1:00pm to 5:00pm


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About this Event

The University of North Texas Libraries will be celebrating the first ever International Digital Preservation Day on November 30, 2017 with the following events/social media initiatives.

**Data Day @ the Libraries

Stop by Willis Library Room 140 between 1 pm and 5 pm and deposit your data! Our Repository Librarian for Scholarly Works, Pamela Andrews, and Geographic Information Systems Librarian, Douglas Burns, will be available for one-on-one consultations to talk about how you can preserve your datasets by depositing them with the UNT Data Repository.

Panel: Every Day is Digital Preservation Day @ the UNT Libraries. 4pm–5pm, Willis Library Room 140

UNT was among the earliest institutions invested in promoting open access to scholarly communications and securing our digital legacy. Our Libraries’ national and international projects, service, activism, and hospitality show that every day is a “digital preservation day” at UNT.

To showcase some of our wide range of experiences, activities, projects, and collections, we will host a panel entitled: “Every Day is Digital Preservation Day @ the UNT Libraries.”

During this panel, the following panelists will address some of our digital preservation activities:

o Dr. Daniel Alemneh– Head, Digital Curation Unit

Dr. Alemneh will moderate the panel on digital preservation initiatives at UNT Libraries and highlight some major projects and collections, such as the Portal to Texas History and CyberCemetery; and some popular initiatives including Open Access and Digital Frontiers annual conferences. In addition to the recently completed self-audit using the criteria of the Trusted Repositories Audit & Certification (TRAC); Daniel will highlight local milestones, including announcing the official completion of UNT’s retrospective theses and dissertations digitization project.

o Jeremy Berg– Cataloging Librarian
Mr. Berg will report on the retrospective digitization activities which have made available more than 13,000 UNT theses and dissertations from 1936 to the present, and talk about the collaborations of multiple stakeholders involved with integrating and ensuring long-term access to these materials.

o Mark Phillips Associate Dean for Digital Libraries

Mr. Phillips will discuss UNT’s roles in local, state-wide, national, and international preservation activities, ranging from harvesting UNT websites, to the Texas Register archive established through a partnership with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, to the End-of-Term Presidential Harvest (EOT) and International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a global network of experts archiving the web for future generations.

o Deborah Caldwell– Graduate Student Investigator at Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) Project
Ms. Caldwell will discuss efforts to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information through her work with the PEGI group, and how others can get involved with digital preservation projects.

o Dr. Ana Krahmer – Director, Digital Newspaper Unit

Dr. Krahmer will discuss the need for digital preservation, not just for the obvious hardware and software issues, but with a special look at preservation needs in light of the damage from natural disaster, Hurricane Harvey.

o Hannah Tarver – Head, Digital Projects Lab

Ms. Tarver will discuss the importance of metadata for digital preservation initiatives, current quality enhancement initiatives for improving metadata, and the role it plays in increasing the discoverability of digital objects.

o Marcia McIntosh – Digital Production Librarian
Ms. McIntosh will provide a look behind the scenes at the work of the Digital Projects Lab, and some of the recent digitization and preservation projects the lab has completed.

DH@UNT Blog Posts
Throughout the day, DH@UNT will feature blog posts on the intersection between digital humanities and digital preservation efforts.