Webinar: Results of CARL’s Digital Preservation Capacity and Needs Survey

[Update: the recording for this webinar is now available via CARL’s YouTube account]

Free Webinar: Results of the Digital Preservation Capacity and Needs at Canadian Memory Institutions Survey
Thursday, January 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

In November 2019, CARL released the Final Report of the Survey on Digital Preservation Capacity and Needs at Canadian Memory Institutions, 2017-18. This study was undertaken by CARL’s Digital Preservation Working Group (DPWG) under the leadership of Grant Hurley.

In this webinar, Grant Hurley will walk through the key findings of the survey, including the status of digital preservation activities across Canadian memory institutions and the challenges they face in keeping digital collections safe for the long-term. The report has directly informed the current work plan of the Digital Preservation Working Group, which is exploring three themes that emerged from the survey related to infrastructure, policy, and staffing.

Grant Hurley is the Digital Preservation Librarian at Scholars Portal, the information technology service provider for the Ontario Council of University Libraries. He oversees the maintenance of the Scholars Portal Trustworthy Digital Repository and coordinates the Permafrost hosted digital preservation service for OCUL members. Grant serves as a member of the CARL Digital Preservation Working Group, the Portage Preservation Expert Group, and on committees for the Archives Association of Ontario and the Association of Canadian Archivists.