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Making It Work Together: Integration and Automation in Digital Curation Platforms

In cultural heritage institutions there are a multitude of platforms to manage collections and data. They include those for management, preservation, storage, access, and many others. Often, these tools must work in concert but are not linked in anyway, causing frustration both to front-end and back-end users. With the availability of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), cultural heritage organizations have been able to better integrate their workflows and automate some of their processes, bridging the gaps across their platforms. These links have created greater efficiency in our work and greater access for our users.

Join the National Digital Stewardship Residents for a talk at Georgetown University Library by Michael Shallcross, Assistant Director for Digital Curation at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library about his work on integrating digital curation platforms in the ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace integration project. There will also be a brief demonstration and discussion of the tools and processes created at Georgetown for integration of Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) digital preservation system with various digital curation tools. A light breakfast will also be served courtesy of Georgetown University Library.

Due to space restrictions, registration is limited to 15 staff members from WRLC institutions.

Schedule:

9:30am -9:45 am: Attendee arrival and breakfast courtesy of Georgetown University Library

9:45 am -10:45 am: Talk/Demonstration/Q&A by Michael Shallcross, Assistant Director for Digital Curation, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

10:45 am-11:15 am: Demonstration and Explanation of APTrust tool by Joe Carrano, National Digital Stewardship Resident and Terry Brady, Senior Programmer Analyst, Georgetown University Library

Date(s): 
August 9, 2017
Time: 
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Location: 
Murray Conference Room, Georgetown University Library, 5th Floor, Georgetown University
Contact Information: 

Joseph Carrano, NDSR Resident, Library Information Technology, jfc100@georgetown.edu, 202-687-4523

RSVP by: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Event Accessibility

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least 5 business days prior to an event by filling out the request form at library.georgetown.edu/ar or calling 202-687-7446. The Library will consider and make reasonable efforts to fulfill requests for accommodation.