Digital Preservation - Foundations and Theory

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Wednesday, July 24, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Eastern

Many institutions have digital preservation programs in place. How did they get there? What principles of library work apply to digital preservation, and what foundational texts and standards apply specifically to the digital preservation world? Rather than focusing on technology, tools, and platforms, this webinar emphasizes the organizational and foundational understanding needed to choose and utilize technology efficiently for the best preservation outcomes. The webinar will provide a strong basis for librarians beginning digital preservation tasks, those engaged in these tasks who want to review their program and refresh their understanding, and managers and colleagues who may not be involved in this work but need to understand the work as it pertains to them.

Learning Outcomes
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of digital preservation theory.
  • Practice and experience translating theory into a digital preservation program.
  • Gain a strong understanding of high level concepts to build upon in future learning.

Lauren Goodley, Digital Archivist, The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University


Pricing is listed to the right on this page. To register, use the register button to checkout. You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. If you are an ACRL member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the ACRL discount rate.

Number of Seats Discount
2-5 15%
6-9 25%
10+ If you are registering 10 or more individuals for a webcast, please email for special discounted pricing. 

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording shared shortly after the live event.


If you have questions or need to make arrangements for additional assistance or accessibility, please contact Margot Conahan (