Friday, May 10, 2:30-3:30pm
Room: Canfor Policy Room (1600)

Presenters: Emma Molls, University of Minnesota; Emma DiPasquale, University of Michigan

Description: Library publishers continue to identify digital preservation as being a high priority, however, according to the 2019 Library Publishing Directory, a large number of libraries are still in the early planning stages of implementing a preservation strategy for publishing programs. Not only are more libraries venturing into publishing, but the type of content published by libraries is changing. Enhanced ebooks are moving from a sandbox into a production environment, presenting challenges in retaining rich content in new technologies, while journals are incorporating more content types beyond PDF and HTML. Preservation is a long-standing library value that promotes future access and collection development, but for library publishers, digital preservation can also have major implications when it comes to indexing, client expectations, and platform migration.

This session will help attendees kick-start their digital preservation strategy and provide attendees with a custom digital preservation policy. The session will provide a brief overview of preservation for digital publications and present examples of existing digital preservation strategies. The presenters will guide attendees through a series of self-assessment exercises in order to give each attendee time for reflection on their own publishing program. Finally, attendees will map out their identified digital preservation goals with actionable next steps. Attendees will leave this session with a draft digital preservation statement ready for program adoption, and with concrete steps on implementing a digital preservation strategy.