Enacting Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation
The cultural heritage community has engaged with environmental sustainability in many areas, but is still in the early stages of implementing sustainability principles in digital preservation activities. Building off “Toward Environmentally Sustainable Digital Preservation” (American Archivist 2019), the workshop facilitators will introduce the sustainability framework proposed by the authors and lead a discussion session in which participants explore sustainable actions within the context of the framework and think through how they can implement these actions at their organizations. Based on these conversations, the facilitators and attendees will then work together to build initial implementation strategies. The facilitators envision that the workshop will be a starting point for participants in their efforts to enact environmentally sustainable digital preservation.
NOTE: This will be a participant-driven workshop, which means that the quality of the workshop outcomes depends on the engagement of participants; all participants should be prepared to actively take part in the discussion.
15 November 2022
09:00 to 10:00 Singapore local time
Maximum Number of Participants:
40 pax, on a first-come-first-served basis
Registration Fee and Details:
To Be Advised
About the Trainers:
Keith Pendergrass is the digital archivist for Baker Library Special Collections at Harvard Business School, where he develops and oversees workflows for born-digital materials. His research with Walker Sampson, Tessa Walsh, and Laura Alagna explores ways to integrate environmental sustainability principles into digital archives and preservation standard practice. He holds an MSLIS from Simmons College and a BA in History from Amherst College.
Bethany Scott is Digital Projects Coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries (UHL) and Product Owner of the Libraries’ open-source digital access and preservation ecosystem. As a representative of UHL Special Collections, she contributes knowledge on digital preservation, born-digital archives, and archival description to the Libraries’ digital initiatives. She received an MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Elizabeth-Anne Johnson is Electronic Records Archivist at the University of Calgary, where she develops workflows to acquire, process, preserve, and provide access to born-digital archival material. A graduate of the University of Manitoba Archival Studies programme, her research interests include digital preservation, conveying the materiality of digitized material, and the digital and environmental humanities.