Novice to Know-How: Online Digital Preservation Training

Organisation The National Archives

Created as part of The National Archives’ digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’, the Novice to Know-How online course aims to provide beginners with the necessary skills to develop and implement simple digital preservation workflows within their organisation. There are 7 sections within the course, covering:

  • Introduction to Digital Preservation
  • Files, Files Formats, and Bitstream Preservation
  • Using DROID (Optional)
  • Select and Transfer Digital Content
  • Ingesting Digital Content
  • Preserving Digital Content
  • Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content

The course is open on a rolling basis, with registration open on a monthly basis. The course takes around 2-3 days to complete as is open from the 1st of each month and are offered on a first come first serve basis. Learners will have until the 28th of that month to complete the course. Organisations which hold archival collections will be prioritised and access is free to all.

Rights CC BY-NC 4.0
Published 2021
Format Online course
Creator Digital Preservation Coalition