The increasingly digital records of our communities and our organizations require all of us to become digital stewardship and digital preservation practitioners. The challenge seems daunting but the good news is we don’t have to do it alone. A distributed network of practitioners and learners across the globe are increasingly finding ways to learn together and share and pool their resources to tackle these challenges and provide enduring access to our digital heritage. This talk will provide an overview of key principles for practicing digital stewardship and an orientation to how to connect with and engage with the international community of practice developing and refining the craft of digital stewardship and digital preservation.
Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator working on digital infrastructure for libraries. Owens currently serves as the inaugural Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress. In addition, he teaches graduate seminars in digital history for American University’s History Department and digital preservation for the University of Maryland’s College of Information, where he is also a Research Affiliate with the Digital Curation Innovation Center.