Lost & found: some issues that digital preservation seeks to address

2019-11-08T05:35:15Z (GMT) by Niklas Zimmer
Presentation given on World Digital Preservation Day 2019, 7th Nov 2019, 13:00 - 14:00, in the Kirby Collection room at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town.

A brief overview to share some of our experiences, activities and challenges around digital preservation at the University of Cape Town. Presently, expertise in digital preservation is growing only slowly in South Africa: relevant training opportunities remain rare because many institutions have yet to recognise the fundamental issues, and get started with sustainably resourcing solutions. While some of our needs may be about driving appropriately funded and structured projects forward, even more important to our capacity-building efforts will be to convene a local digital preservation community of practise that is vitally connected to global exchange of ways of knowing and describing the world.