Since its inception in 2012, the Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources (Digital POWRR) Project has endeavored to make digital preservation more accessible to a wider range of cultural heritage professionals.

Digital POWRR was recently awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to put on five 2.5 day professional training institutes. Please see this page for the official announcement, and details on how to apply!

Thanks to generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Digital POWRR is also currently operating a peer assessment program, which provides training and support for individuals looking to learn how to incorporate digital preservation assessment techniques into their digital stewardship practices. Please see this page for information on the program, and how to apply.

Current funding for the Digital POWRR Project comes from major grants from both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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Last Modified: 04/20/2023

Welcome to our first three cohorts!

Selection for the inaugural phase of the POWRR Peer Assessment Program has concluded, and we are extremely excited to announce the participants in our first three cohorts! Participants are drawn from  a mix of institutional types from across the United States.

Choosing participants was extremely difficult, as we received a large number of impressive applications …

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Announcing the POWRR Peer Assessment Program

The “Digital POWRR Peer Assessment Program: Empowering Collective Evaluation and Action” project was recently featured on the ASU News website as well as ASU’s Library Channel. Thank you to Britt Lewis, ASU Library Communications Specialist, for the opportunity to talk about this new phase of work for Digital POWRR!


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POWRR at iPres and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018 Conferences

The Digital POWRR team is honored to be representing the project at 2 upcoming digital preservation-focused conferences, iPres 2018, the 15th International Conference on Digital Preservation, and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018, which is held in conjunction with the Digital Library Federation’s Annual Forum.

Stacey Erdman and Jaime Schumacher will be working with Paul Wheatley and …

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Guest Post! “Digital POWRR Institute Reflections” by Krista McCracken

The POWRR team has been deep in reflection mode since the first Institute in December. We’ve been reading the participant evaluations and talking to one another about what seemed to work and what might need some tinkering before the next event. The feedback has been very positive and constructive, and we’re sure it will help us …

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