Friday, July 22, 2011

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education

The Library of Congress has created the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) initiative to encourage individuals and organizations to preserve their digital materials.  This site contains a calendar of courses and workshops, many free and online.  There is a wealth of information here.

They have outlined a number of activities (needs assessment, core principles, education needs, etc.)  and have create six DPOE regions :
  • Midwest: OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, MO, IA, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS
  • Northeast: ME, VT, NH, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA
  • Northwest: WA, OR, MT, WY, ID, AK
  • Southeast: MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, WV, VA, DC, MD, DE
  • Southcentral: TX, OK, AR, LA
  • Southwest: CA, NV, UT, CO, AZ, HI

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