Exploring Digital (Sep)


location Attlee Suite, Portcullis House | 2 PM-3:30 PM Tuesday 01 September 2015 (BST)

Seminars for people working in Parliament who want to find out more about digital

Managing Digital Continuity, William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition

Digital continuity is an approach to keeping and managing digital information to ensure that it can be used in the way that you need for as long as you need and no longer. In practical terms, information is usable if you can find it, open it, work with it, understand it and trust it. Digital continuity can be put at risk by changes in the administrations, work processes or technology. Managing digital continuity protects the information you depend on to do business. If you lose information because you haven’t managed digital continuity properly, the consequences can be as serious as those of any other information loss.

William Kilbride is Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), a not-for-profit membership organization providing advocacy, workforce development, capacity and partnership in digital preservation. He started his career in archaeology in the 1990s when the discipline’s enthusiasm for new technology outstripped its capacity to manage the resulting data. He joined the DPC from Glasgow Museums where he was Research Manager and before that was Assistant Director of the Archaeology Data Service in the University of York. He was a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Glasgow in the late 1990’s where he retains an honorary position.

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