This day-long workshop covers the evaluation of digital preservation risks, standards for digital preservation, and best practices for sustaining digital collections, with an emphasis on collaborative digital preservation efforts. The workshop is open to staff at any Mississippi cultural heritage institution.
As space is limited, registration is required to attend this FREE workshop. To register, contact Diane DeCesare Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name, institution, and email address.
Lunch will be on your own. The museum café is within walking distance of the workshop. Meals are served cafeteria-style, with a choice of several meats and vegetables, bread, and tea for less than $10.00.
Thomas F.R. Clareson is senior consultant at LYRASIS, with nearly 20 years of experience in preservation and digitization services. Previously, Clareson led PALINET’s digital collections creation and management services, preservation services and consulting activities. Clareson now consults nationally and internationally on preservation, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding and advocacy issues. Formerly a representative from the Society of American Archivists to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Preservation. He has successfully conducted more than 200 site surveys covering preservation, digitization and special collections-related issues.
Liz Bishoff is the president of the Bishoff Group, LLC. Previously, she was vice president for Digital Collection Services at OCLC and former executive director of the Colorado Digitization Program. Bishoff has worked with libraries and museums in several states on various aspects of their collaborative digitization initiatives. She is a faculty member for NEDCC's School for Scanning, Persistence of Memory and Stewardship of Digital Assets.
The Museum is centrally located in Jackson on the corner of Lakeland Drive and Interstate 55. Take exit 98B off Interstate 55. Go one block east on Lakeland. Turn left on Cool Papa Bell Drive. Museum parking is located in this lot, along with the Crawdad Hole, Museum Café, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and Smith-Wills Stadium.