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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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Mar 25 2015

Register for our workshop in Chicago!

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We have about 10 spots left for our first workshop in Chicago! On April 24, 2015, the Digital POWRR team will be conducting a FREE, day-long workshop at Roosevelt University entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies. This full-day workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 …

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Mar 03 2015

DA:MT Tutorial

Back in October, we announced the new reporting tool for DataAccessioner was ready for download. The DA Metadata Transformer (DA:MT) tool was developed by Seth Shaw to transform the raw XML output from DataAccessioner into .csv and HTML files so that they are much easier to read. Many people had asked for documentation to provide …

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Jan 27 2015

Phase Two of POWRR: Extending the Reach of Digital Preservation 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. The project, From Theory to Action: Extending the Reach of Digital POWRR Preservation Workshops, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the …

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Nov 17 2014

Webinar Highlighting the Digital POWRR White Paper

The POWRR White Paper was highlighted during a recent DuraSpace Hot Topic webinar.  One of the presenters was Liz Bishoff, the principal partner of the Bishoff Group LLC.  Liz is also a member of the POWRR Advisory Board. DuraSpace offers several excellent webinars free of charge on topics ranging from Digital Preservation Planning to Research Data Management Support …

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Nov 17 2014

Discussion on the Outcomes of the Digital POWRR Project

Take a look at this opportunity to hear members of the POWRR Team discuss the trials, tribulations, victories, and the future of the Digital POWRR Project.

“The NDSA Infrastructure working group invites you and your colleagues to a call on the outcomes of the Digital POWRR project. In keeping with our ongoing series of conversations, …

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Oct 17 2014

For Those About to Preserve….We Salute You!*

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I was honored to be able to represent the Digital POWRR project at iPres 2014, the 11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. iPres was held in at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia from October 6-10, 2014, and brought together leaders in the field of digital preservation …

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Aug 27 2014

White Paper Release and POWRR Update

The Digital POWRR Project (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources), is a multi-institutional, IMLS National Leadership Grant project that has been making waves in the field of digital preservation (DP) since its efforts began in 2012. Its focus has been on investigating scalable DP solutions for small and mid-sized institutions that are often faced with small staff sizes, restricted …

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Aug 13 2014

DuraSpace and Artefactual have joined forces!

The POWRR Team is excited to share this news with those looking for a hosted, soup-to-nuts, digital preservation solution:

DuraSpace and Artefacual have joined forces!  Check out the news release at the link below:

DuraSpace and Artefactual Partner to Offer New Hosted Service

Jan 29 2014

Digital/Online Materials and their Place in Historical Scholarship

A post by Drew VandeCreek

At the recent meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C., I made a presentation as part of a discussion session (i.e., not a regular panel – we sat in a circle and talked after very short presentations made by people sitting as part of the circle) exploring digital …

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