Continuing the Safety Net series of educational programs on the topic of emergency planning and response, FEDLINK is pleased to present

Fundamentals of Digitization:  Digital Disaster Planning

Disaster plans are just as important for digital collections as they are for analog collections.  Jessica Branco Colati, Director of Preservation Services at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), will introduce the elements of a disaster plan for digital collections and the issues to be considered when conducting a risk assessment.

Who should attend?  This session is designed for those who are interested in working on a disaster plan for their digital collections.

Date:  July 10, 2012
Time:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place:   Library of Congress, Madison Building, 6th Floor, Dining Room A
101 Independence Ave., SE Washington, DC 20540
Metro/Directions:  Capitol South (Orange/ Blue Lines) - For directions, please visit:

Registration:  This event is free, but registration is required.
Please register here:
The program will be available via webcast for those who are unable to attend in person.  Please indicate when registering if you will be attending virtually.

Instructor bio:  Jessica Branco Colati manages NEDCC's education and outreach activities and works with the Center's Executive Director to lead future Preservation Services initiatives. She has more than ten years of experience processing and preserving both physical and digital collections for archives, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, and consortial library organizations.  Her professional interests include ensuring the durability of digital objects as well as the care and preservation of physical collections.  She most recently served as the Director of Digital Repository Services at the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries in Denver, Colorado.  Jessica earned a B.A. in History from Tufts University, and an M.L.I.S. from Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Sponsor:  FEDLINK Preservation Working Group

Information:  Call (202)707-4834.  Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Cancellations:  Please call (202) 707-4834 to cancel.


Anne Harrison
Library of Congress, FEDLINK<>
101 Independence Ave. SE  LA217
Washington, DC  20540-4935
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