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Friday, August 5 • 9:30am - 10:45am
306 - The CoSA Digital Preservation Improvement Project and How It Worked for Four State Archives

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The panelists review the accomplishments and challenges of four state archives that participated in the recently completed CoSA three-year electronic records program self-assessment initiative based on the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model (DPCMM). Discussed are strategies and tactics used to improve digital preservation capability and lessons learned that can be instructive to other archives and repositories seeking improved digital preservation capability.

Corridan: Digital Preservation
Young: 25 and Counting: How MDAH Has Met TDR Requirements
Ashley: Case Studies: Continuous Digital Preservation Capability Improvement


Charles Dollar

Principal, Dollar Consulting
Four decades experience in electronic records management and digital preservation as a historian, archivist, archival educator, and consultant. SAA and AIIM Fellow, and recipient of the Emmett J. Leahy Award


Lori Ashley

Principal Consultant, Tournesol Consulting
Independent records management and digital preservation consultant with a passion for developing cross-functional approaches to jumpstart and sustain collaboration among stakeholders who share accountability for effective and efficient life cycle controls over valued records and information... Read More →
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Sara Casper

Government Records Archivist, South Dakota State Archives

Jim Corridan

Director and State Archivist, Indiana Archives and Records Administration
Appointed State Archivist in Indiana in 2005 and concurrently from 2006 to 2012 served as Deputy State Librarian. Has served as former President of CoSA and chairs multiple Advocacy Committee's for the archives community.
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Adam Jansen

State Archivist, Hawaii State Archives
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Chelle Somsen

State Archivist, South Dakota State Archives
State Archivist and CoSA Board member.

Julia Marks Young

Director, Archives & Records Services Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
State Archivist and digital preservation thought leader in CoSA

Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303