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Thu 29 Nov 2018
15:30 - 17:00

Venue: Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Provided by: Cambridge University Library Staff Learning & Development


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The past and future of digital preservation / Why is AV so challenging? (And what to do for starters…)

Thu 29 Nov 2018


For World Digital Preservation Day, come and celebrate the thinking and work required for the long-term preservation of our collections.

Hear about the challenges of audiovisual content (including both digital and analogue), in relation to Cambridge University Libraries audiovisual collections. Find out about why there is a ‘deadline’ for audiovisual content, and what might be done about it.

Learn about why we're at a crossroads in regard to digital preservation and where we might go from here.

Two short talks by Somaya Langley and Dave Gerrard of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project. Plus an opportunity for Q&A and discussion of audiovisual and digital preservation challenges.

Target audience

Any staff member at Cambridge University Libraries who may come into contact with digital or audiovisual content of any kind, now or in the future.




Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 29 Nov 2018   15:30 - 17:00 15:30 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room map Dr Suzanne Paul

An awareness and high-level understanding of the challenge faced by Cambridge University Libraries in relation to digital preservation and, in particular, preservation of our audiovisual collections.


Communicate the key challenges of audiovisual content; why it is so ‘at risk’ and why the time remaining to transfer from carriers is so limited. Raise questions concerning the standard model for digital preservation.




90 Minutes



All Cambridge Libraries : Digital Preservation

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