Webinar: ‘Getting Started with Disk Imaging’

NDSR Art Webinar: Getting Started with Disk Imaging
Tues, Jul 9, 2019
12:30-1:30 PM EDT
Registration is free and open to all.

This webinar, featuring Ben Fino-Radin, founder and lead conservator of Small Data Industries, introduces the concept of Disk Imaging, focusing on the why, when, how and the long-term. The presentation will address the questions: Why make disk images? Should I use checksums? When should I do one versus the other? Or when to do both? Following this, Ben will demonstrate the intake and technical process for creating a disk image using FTK Imager software. The discussion will then focus on the ‘What next?’ by discussing the best options for the long-term storage and stability of this preserved data.

A recording of the webinar will also be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.

Ben Fino-Radin is the founder of Small Data Industries, a lab whose mission is to support and empower people to safeguard the permanence and integrity of the world’s artistic record. Before founding Small Data Industries, Ben served as Associate Media Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where in addition to the conservation of digital art, he managed the design and development of the institution’s digital repository. Prior to this, Ben led preservation initiatives at Rhizome as their Digital Conservator. He holds a MSLIS and MFA in Digital Art from Pratt Institute, and has served as an adjunct at NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program.

Webinar: A/V and Preservation Metadata with Peggy Griesinger

Please join NDSR Art for a webinar by Peggy Griesinger on A/V and Preservation Metadata.

This enrichment session will provide an overview of audiovisual and preservation metadata standards and their practical application in cultural heritage institutions. Attendees will receive a basic introduction to the PREMIS standard as well as a number of audiovisual metadata standards. Through a case study of the presenter’s NDSR-NY project at the Museum of Modern Art, attendees will learn methods for: identifying metadata requirements for a project, designing local metadata implementations based on community standards, and creating sustainable workflows for metadata production and management.

NDSR Art Webinar: A/V and Preservation Metadata
Wed, Jan 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

About the presenter: Peggy Griesinger is the Metadata Technologies Librarian at the University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries, where she works in collaboration with library colleagues to create, analyze, and transform standards-compliant metadata for library collections and other related projects. She was the 2014-2015 National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She received her Master of Library Science from Indiana University in 2014, with a specialization in digital libraries.

A recording of the webinar and presentation slides are available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.

‘Wikidata for Digital Preservation’ Webinar

On October 23, NDSR Art presented a talk and conversation with Katherine Thornton, Digital Conservator and CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, at Yale University Library. Kat described the approach she has been using to create metadata for software and file formats as linked open data. She also discussed the role of linked open data in the Emulation as a Service Infrastructure program.

Wikidata for Digital Preservation – Webinar
October 23rd, 2018
12:00-1:30 pm (EST)

A recording of the webinar is available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal.



Presenter Info:

Katherine Thornton earned a PhD in Information Science from the University of Washington in 2016. She has been a volunteer contributor to the Wikidata project since 2013.


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Many thanks to Kat and all who participated!