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An Infopeople Webinar

February 7th, 2012 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenter: Jacob Nadal 

In the third part of our four-part series on Digital Preservation, this webinar will present and explain:

  • core concepts in the storage and maintenance of digital collections.
  • how computers store data and the significant aspects of disk- and tape- based systems, including RAID arrays and “cloud” storage
  • basic trends in storage pricing and availability
  • common reference and assessment models for digital libraries, including the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) and Trusted Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC)
  • how these technologies and standards manifest themselves in a some common digital repository and content management systems.

Participants will be able to evaluate costs and benefits of different storage methods, the applicability of repository software for their needs, and gain a framework for evaluating their immediate and hypothetical storage needs.

Presented by the California State Library and the California Preservation Program, the final webinars in the series will provide a deeper introduction to file formats used in digital libraries and the core issues in reliably storing digital content for the long-term.

This webinar will be of interest to library archivists who are involved in developing digital projects, no special technical background required.

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

Speaker's slides

  • ppt [2.0mb]
  • pdf (Full slide) [1.7mb]
  • pdf (3 slides per page) [315kb]


  • Notes and Bookmarks: None

Chat and Q&A

  • Chat: pdf [21kb]
  • Q&A: pdf [21kb]

This presentation is the third in the series. Archived webinars are available at:

Webinar 1: Fundamentals Dec 8, 2011
Webinar 2: Text and Image Formats Jan 10, 2012
Webinar 3: Storing and Managing Digital Collections Feb 7, 2012
Webinar 4: Audio and Video Formats Mar 20, 2012