2017 Internet2 Global Summit

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More Than Just Backups: Understanding Digital Preservation Workshop (Separate registration required)

Time 04/27/17 08:30AM-12:30PM

Room Meeting Room 14

Session Abstract


Registration fee through 3/24 - $60.00
Registration fee after 3/24 - $70.00

Saving the digital content being produced by the academy has become a race against time. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of digital preservation that every technologist should understand. Learn why simply relying on backups is insufficient and even dangerous.

Areas covered:

> Why backups alone are not a preservation strategy
> What contextual metadata is recommended for reuse of research data and
> Why multiple technical infrastructures should be included with geographic
separation of your preserved data.
> How preservation costs can be lowered by establishing a national peering
> Leveraging the Internet2 backbone for large scale transfer of preservation
content to the cloud.

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