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Apr 27 2017

Phase Three of POWRR: Extending the Reach of the Digital POWRR Workshops


The Digital POWRR Project (Preserving Digital Objects with Restricted Resources) is pleased to announce the continuation of the POWRR workshops for the next two years. This project has been made possible in part thanks to the FY2017 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). With this …

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Sep 27 2016

Digital POWRR in Atlanta!

We still have a few spots available for our Digital POWRR Workshop taking place on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA.

This is a FREE, 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 …

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Aug 05 2016

Slack off with Digital POWRR!

We have been really busy this year taking our workshop on the road and meeting so many wonderful folks. We’ve been looking for the best way to stay in touch with you, as well as add new insightful voices to the conversation. In this quest to find a suitable platform for keeping in touch we ran …

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May 18 2016

POWRR was nominated for another award!

POWRR is pleased to announce that we have been nominated for the 2016 DLF Comm/Cap Award!

The DLF Comm/Cap Award is awarded to a team, project, or person whose “efforts contribute to our ability to collaborate across institutional lines and/or work toward something larger, together. The Comm/Caps are about community spirit, generosity, openness, and care …

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May 05 2016

Digital POWRR Workshops!

On June 9, we are conducting a FREE, day-long workshop in St. Paul entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies and we have about 10 spots left! We have another free workshop on July 7,  in San Antonio,and there are about 25 spots left!  These full-day workshops are made possible in part by a major grant from …

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Mar 22 2016

Some Assembly Required – Micro-services and Digital Preservation

This blog is reposted from one that originally appeared at on March 15, 2016.

The following is a brief discussion of the findings of the Digital POWRR Project’s recent white paper, bringing out themes that the white paper’s length restriction obliged its authors to downplay.

The information science and cultural heritage communities have developed a variety of guidelines …

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Mar 01 2016

Digital POWRR Workshop in Little Rock!

On April 22, we are conducting a FREE, day-long workshop at Little Rock Central Library entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies and we have about 10 spots left! This full-day workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop was created as a result of …

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Sep 01 2015

POWRR Wins an Award!

POWRR is pleased to announce that we have won an award! The Society of American Archivists (SAA) presented POWRR with the Preservation Publication Award. Two of our POWRR team members, Stacey Erdman and Aaisha Haykal, attended the annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio and accepted the award on behalf of the project. The Preservation Publication Award …

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May 19 2015

SAA Campus Case Study

Are you an archivist at a small private college? Are you a Lone Arranger at an academic institution with limited resources? Be sure to check out the “Digital Preservation Strategies at a Small Private College” published this month as part of the Society of American Archivists Campus Case Studies Series. The case study was written by …

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May 18 2015

The Digital POWRR Project Final Report to IMLS

From 2012-2014, the Digital POWRR Project, an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded study investigated, evaluated, and recommended scalable, sustainable digital preservation solutions for libraries with smaller amounts of data and/or fewer resources. Among the many outcomes of the project include the POWRR tool grid, the POWRR white paper, and a day-long workshop that …

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