We offer award-winning training and consultancy services to help actively manage your digital preservation needs
With over 18 years’ experience working on a variety of projects across all sectors, the CoSector Digital Preservation Team is well placed to help your organisation achieve its long term goals and objectives.
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What is Digital Preservation?
Digital Preservation focuses on developing a strategy for the long-term continuity and survival of important digital objects such as documents, images, websites, emails and outputs from research data.
As technology advances, older technologies become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content. Digital preservation allows for the active management of digital information over time to ensure accessibility.
Our highly popular training courses cover all aspects of digital preservation.
The courses are suitable for a variety of skill levels, whether you’re new to the community, or if you’re seeking continued professional development to further develop your existing knowledge and expertise.
In today’s ever-changing, technology-driven world we understand the need for training and development to keep up, and as such we regularly update our courses to ensure we are able to provide the most inclusive and relevant training on the market.
Find out more about our courses below:
Digital Preservation Training Programme face to face:
Digitisation – From Project Management to Access
This one day course is aimed at anyone who has a specific interest in planning how physical materials (for instance, from an archive or library) can be digitised. On this course, you will gain an understanding of the basic principles of designing and executing a digitisation project.
The course will cover the basics of digitisation, from the initial planning through project management to protecting and preserving the resulting digital assets for the long term. It explores preparation, project management, equipment/outsourcing, workflows and policies. It will also look at metadata, copyright and licensing, and managing access to the digitised content.
Date: 28th April 2017
Venue: Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU
By the end of this course, you will understand:
- Project management, planning & selection for digitisation projects
- Technical considerations for digitisation
- Guidelines for best practice when scanning images and text
- The roles that metadata can play in your digitisation projects and the factors affecting your choice of metadata usage
- Income generation
- Protecting digitised assets for the long-term, through long-term preservation
The course tutor, Ed Pinsent is part of the team that developed the award-winning original Digital Preservation Training Programme. Ed is a senior archivist based within CoSector Digital Preservation team at the University of London, and has been involved in many aspects of digital preservation since 2004. He has a traditional archivist and records manager background, and brings to his teaching a wide range of skills and experience from numerous digital preservation projects.
Who should attend?
- Picture librarians
- Digitisation managers
- Research data managers
- Project managers
- Staff involved in the scanning process
- Anyone with an interest in planning and managing a digitisation project, and the ongoing income generation and preservation of the resulting digitised assets
What Previous Attendees Thought:
"Very impressed. The course was very thorough and left me feeling confident knowing how to approach and execute a digitisation project."
"Good instructor, adept at explaining technical terms in layman's terms. Very accessible. Would recommend!"
"Provided an excellent overview of the many considerations, opportunities and pitfalls of a digitisation project"
"I am extremely glad to have been on this course and can now approach our project with knowledge and confidence"
"Very enlightening! Clear step by step guidance given. A very enjoyable course"
To book by PO or invoice please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
An Introduction to Digital Preservation Planning for Research Managers
Learn about digital preservation from the perspective of a research data manager with this eight module, one day session.
The Introduction to Digital Preservation planning for Research Managers course is an introduction to digital preservation, specifically designed to look at planning for long-term preservation from the perspective of the research data manager. This course uses a combination of tutor-led sessions and group work/discussions.
Date: 25th May 2017
Venue: Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU
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Our consultancy service is a way to tap into our extensive knowledge and expertise to learn how your organisation can realise the benefits of of digital preservation.
Based on sound principles of information life-cycles and derived from the team’s extensive experience in working with records management, archival care, digital preservation, library management, and repository management, our consultancy offerings are suitable for organisations in all sectors.
Some of our consultancy Services include:
Training and Workshops
Written Policies and Suggested Workflows
Surveys and Reports
Preservation and Action Plans
all expertly tailored to meet your individual or organisational challenges
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