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A free webinar on October 13th, 4PM (CEST), 10 AM (EST).

IFLA PAC for digital preservation at the National Library of Poland holds 10 webinars to walk beginners through the route to basic understanding of digitization projects. The seventh webinar in the series our expert will present the introduction to digital preservation – a crucial and often misunderstood aspect of digitization projects. The audience is welcome to ask questions by email to t.gruszkowski@bn.org.pl and during the webinar in chat.

The webinar is free, and no registration required.

Dr. Trevor Owens believes that ensuring long-term access to digital information is not straightforward; it is a complex issue with a significant ethical dimension. Owens will provide you with both some theoretical considerations and real-life examples and will help in establishing your own more deliberate and intentional approach to digital preservation.

Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator advancing digital infrastructure and programs for libraries, archives, museums, and related cultural institutions.  At present Owens serves as the Director of Digital Services at the Library of Congress. With nearly 100 employees, Digital Services is responsible for the Library of Congress digital collections, digitization, discovery and metadata management services. This includes internationally recognized web archiving and crowdsourcing programs.

Owens is the author of three books, the most recent of which, The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2018 and has won outstanding publication awards from both the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists.

Full bio available at http://www.trevorowens.org/about/

Tomasz has been with the Digital Collections Department of the National Library of Poland since March 2016, introducing and maintaining digitisation standards at the digital lab, overseeing the public tender for purchase of digitisation equipment. Director of IFLA Preservation and Conservation Centre for digital preservation at the National Library. He has delivered lectures and speeches on digitisation, standards, cultural heritage, digital preservation at conferences and congresses.

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