Booking is now open for the forthcoming ‘Digital Preservation For Archivists’ training event to be held at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, on 12 March 2015. Organised by the Irish Region, in conjunction with the ARA Section for Archives and Technology the training day will be facilitated by Simon Wilson of the University of Hull and will include two case studies from Ireland.
Simon is Senior Archivist at the University of Hull, based at the Hull History Centre. In 2010 Simon was seconded to the role of Digital Archivist on the AIMS Project (a collaboration between the Universities of Hull, Stanford, Virginia and Yale) which sought to identify commonality in processing born-digital archives. The combined experience from the project led to the AIMS White Paper http://www.digitalcurationservices.org/aims/white-paper) published in 2012 advocating good practice with regard to born-digital material. Since then Simon has spoken widely on practical digital preservation and in particular seeking to encourage individuals and organisations to take their first steps in digital preservation. Simon is currently Chair of the Archives and Records Association Section for Archives & Technology.
The full program of flyer for this training day is available for download here.