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Thursday, March 19 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Demystifying Digital Records Processing... Step by Step, Byte by Byte

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is a hands-on session.  Space may be quite limited--you may be asked to double-up at workstations.  Seating is first-come, first-served.

After briefly providing some background information on the acquisition of a digital processing workstation and the development of digital records processing workflows, this hands-on work session will provide an overview of at least one possible workflow for accessioning and processing born digital archival records. Attendees will walk through the process themselves and learn how to use specific (free) tools to better understand and process the materials at hand. Some possible tasks could include documenting basic file structure for ingesting and processing digital files, generating basic metadata about files (e.g. identify the number, size, and types/formats of files), identifying duplicate files and/or empty directories, and creating checksums (as a baseline for preservation). Come and take the next step with us!

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Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Digital Records Archivist, University of Minnesota Libraries
Lara Friedman-Shedlov is Description and Access Archivist for the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, a unit of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. For the past 15+ years, her work has focused primarily on the challenges of making archival... Read More →
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Carol Kussmann

Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota

Thursday March 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
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