Born Digital: Personal Digital Archiving Week at Columbia
NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 –

Preserving digital information is vital in a new era in which we create personal material daily such as photographs and emails that are ‘born digital’, and thus have no physical counterparts. In order to ensure that we the Columbia community can effectively preserve our personal digital histories and advise others on how best to do the same, we invite you to join us at Born Digital: Personal Digital Archiving Week at Columbia to discuss the ever-changing formats, technologies and techniques within digital preservation and brainstorm the challenges, strategies and action planning that lie ahead.

Please join us for the following events:


1. “New Technologies in Personal Archiving”

Jeffrey Lancaster, Emerging Technologies Coordinator

When: Tuesday, April 24th at 2pm

Where: Northwest Corner Building, Room 703

**Open to all Columbia staff, faculty and students – please RSVP to**


2. "Personal and Research Archiving Support"  

Robert Hilliker, Digital Repository Manager, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship

When:  CUL/IS Staff Forum - Wednesday, April 25th at 10:30am and 2:30pm

Where: Lerner 555

CUL/IS Staff only – no RSVP required


3. "Challenges Our Patrons Face in Personal and Research Archiving"

Panel Discussion

When: Thursday, April 26th at 1pm

Where: Butler 523

CUL/IS Staff only - no RSVP required


This information can also be found on Columbia’s Scholarly Communication Program’s event page:

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) partners with researchers and scholars to share new knowledge. Using innovative new media and digital technologies, CDRS empowers Columbia's research community with the online tools and services necessary to make the most of scholarly communication, collaboration, data-sharing, and preservation. More information about their services and projects is available at CDRS is part of the Digital Programs and Technology Services division of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 11 million volumes, over 150,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 500 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources:

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