Make some digital progress in 2021

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AWM is committed to supporting its members and the archive sector to implement sustainable digital preservation. So AWM is pleased to announce its outline programme for this year’s Digital Progress Programme.

As usual the focus is on providing our members with practical advice that they can directly implement in their work, and giving them opportunities to share and learn from each other. Here’s this year’s outline programme – firm dates will be given as soon as they are available.

February / March – Have a go with the DPC’s Rapid Assessment Model

This new model has just been launched by the Digital Preservation Coalition.The RAM aims to provide a service with a simple tool which is ‘designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability’. Join other AWM members in a virtual 2- hour workshop where attendees will have a go at completing a RAM for their own service. AWM will facilitate the session which will provide members with a chance to try out the tool and share their experience.

May / June – Digital Copyright

Natalie Korn Associates, experts in IPR in the cultural sector, will be providing virtual training in copyright in the digital environment. Over two half day sessions the following will be covered:

1. Introduction to copyright and digitisation

2. Introduction to Creative Commons licences

3. Introduction to dealing with Orphan Works

4. Exceptions to copyrights

5. Social media

6. Digital assets management

7. Scenarios

As with previous formal training courses there will be a nominal charge to attendees from member organisations. Non-members will be able to attend for a fee.

Autumn – Capturing digital preservation metadata

Our popular practitioner sessions return. This time we will be having explanations on how to capture digital preservation metadata from those who have already done it. Watch this space for more details.

Member check-ins

As well as these key events we will be having our usual ‘check-in’ at our member meetings throughout the year to see how members are progressing and to share their experiences and concerns. We look forward to seeing you there.

More details will be provided in due course about each of these events. In the meanwhile if you have any questions please contact the Programme organiser, Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan at

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