Storage and Technology Obsolescence: Evaluating Digital Preservation Capacity Using the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model (DPCMM)

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In this panel presentation, Fatemeh Rezaei, Archivist; Kristin Conlin, Reference and Instruction Librarian; and Laura Bell, Archivist at the University of Baltimore discuss how to convey the importance of a digital preservation program in a data-supported framework that ensures continuous access to digital assets to library administration. An initial assessment using the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model (DPCMM) revealed that our library's storage and retention of records were based on individual department standards which were not uniform or implemented with archival principles for storage and retention in mind. In this panel discussion we share our experience using the DPCMM in the Robert L. Bogomolny library at the University of Baltimore, as well as the impact of the results and the departmental conversations that occurred surrounding digital preservation in our library.


Panel presentation at the Spring 2019 MARAC Conference in Morgantown, WV.