Nancy McGovern and Kari Smith of the MIT Libraries recently presented a Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshop at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop is designed for managers responsible for the long-term preservation of digital content within any organizational context.
“It’s rewarding to develop and present these workshops. People begin to use our model framework, standards, and tools to map out a plan for a digital preservation program that suits them, that they can sustain. We were really honored to present the first digital preservation workshop in the Caribbean given the particular combination of opportunities and challenges for organizations in those countries,” McGovern said.
The five-day event was sponsored by The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus, and the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago. The National Archivist of Trinidad and Tobago attended along with 25 attendees from the following organizations:
- Faculty of Law Library, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
- Library, The National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago
- Medical Sciences Library, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus
- National Library & Information System Authority (NALIS)
- Open Campus, The University of the West Indies
- Records Centre, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
- Sydney Martin Library, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
- West Indies & Special Collections, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
The DPM workshop is an internationally known program that has been offered almost 50 times since 2003. The workshop series was co-developed by McGovern while at Cornell University Library and is now hosted by MIT Libraries. The DPM workshop has in part been developed and maintained from NEH funding.