Navigating the complex world of ‘born digital’ collecting and preservation
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- Date: Thursday, 23 May, 2019
12:30pm to 1:00pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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How does the National Library decide what digital material to preserve
By 2020, it’s estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth. By next year, New Zealanders could be generating, or associated with, over 600 Petabytes of new data every single day.
If all of this data was collected, the Library might have the equivalent of 130 million DVDs of content dropped off on its doorstep every day.
How does an institution committed to collecting and preserving the nation's memory go about selecting, preserving and providing access to born digital material in the continually changing and complex world of digital platforms and connected devices?
Hear about the challenges and opportunities
Join National Library’s Digital Preservation Analyst Jay Gattuso in a lively presentation about the challenges and opportunities of collecting, preserving and providing access to a range of complex born digital objects and the experiences they create.
Jay will discuss issues such as managing and decision-making for digital collecting, why the cloud has changed how we think about collections, what it means to provide meaningful access to the intangible, to the legal ramifications of collecting born digital material.
There will time for questions and conversation.