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Data Accessioner 1.2 Released!

The Digital POWRR Project is pleased to announce the latest release of Data Accessioner 1.2. Data Accessioner is an open source application, free for anyone to use or extend, providing a simple Java Swing GUI which allows archivists and digital preservationists to safely migrate data off external media and onto a file server for basic …

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Welcome to our Phase 2 Peer Assessment Program Cohorts!

Selection for the second phase of the POWRR Peer Assessment Program has concluded, and we’re pleased to announce the participants in our three new cohorts. Participants in the program are selected through a competitive application process, and are drawn from  a mix of institutional types from across the United States.

The team received well over …

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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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Digital POWRR at NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2017

Two Digital POWRR team members (Stacey Erdman and Jaime Schumacher) will be on hand at NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2017 conference in Pittsburgh on October 26th to speak on the “Continuing Education for Digital Preservation” panel. The panel meets at 2:45-4:15 PM, but feel free to look for us at the conference for informal chats!

Original POWRR Workshop Available in Webinar Format!

As one of the final deliverables to the NEH for Phase 2 of POWRR, several members of the instruction team condensed content from the day-long Digital POWRR workshop into four “e-learning modules.” The modules are now available to stream on our website and utilize Adobe Presenter to deliver content within your browser window.

Module 1 …

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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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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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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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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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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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