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Upcoming FREE Digital POWRR Workshop in Little Rock

DeKalb, IL  On April 22, 2016, the Digital POWRR team will be conducting a FREE, day-long workshop at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock, AR entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies. This full-day workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. The workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study on identifying practical digital preservation solutions for small- and mid-sized libraries. This is a hands-on workshop that deals with the "How" of digital preservation, rather than the "Why" by providing hands-on, practical experience. Attendees will practice the accession of a digital collection using a simple, open source tool; learn about several digital preservation tools and services; and create an institution-specific action plan for making progress towards digital preservation goals.

From 2012-2014 the Digital POWRR Project conducted a study to investigate, evaluate, and recommend scalable, sustainable digital preservation solutions for libraries with smaller amounts of data and/or fewer resources with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Currently the Digital POWRR Project has moved into a new phase that extends the reach of the POWRR Preservation Workshops made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To learn more and register for the workshop, go to  

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA). The POWRR team appreciates their support and generosity. To learn more about SSA, click here.

Registration is limited to 30 participants each day. First priority will be given to members of SSA. If registration exceeds past the 30 participants, please add your name to the waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations or openings. 

Please note that this is not a workshop on how to digitize materials.However, the curriculum could be helpful to implement a digital preservation plan into a digitization project. The skills taught can be applied to both born-digital as well as digitized collections.

Can’t make it to Little Rock? Check out our website to see a list of future workshops in 2016.

This workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and is generously co-sponsored by the Society for Southwest Archivists.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on Tue, 2016-02-23 13:52