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Wednesday, March 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Surprise! Look what we have!
Creating an inventory of your digital assets seems like an easy task – and it may be quite simple. But what if your assets are spread out and located in various locations? Defining these locations may be the first challenge, followed by finding the correct people to contact, and then determining the best tools to capture and document the information your inventory requires.

The University of Minnesota Libraries Digital Preservation and Repositories Technologies department recently completed an inventory as an early step in developing its digital preservation program. This high-level view allows us to better understand our assets and begin to move forward as we build our program and make policy decisions.

Data assets were located in various databases, on various servers, as well as local computers requiring the use of multiple tools. Individual results were used to produce graphic representation for each collection, and then combined to produce graphic representations of the entire set of materials that require long-term management.

This session will highlight the steps in completing the inventory for the UMN Libraries, including the tools used and work done to compile results.

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Carol Kussmann

Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota

Wednesday March 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
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