An initiative by the Pratt Institute and NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program
Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE), formerly a program of the Library of Congress, is now hosted by New York’s Pratt Institute in collaboration with the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program at New York University (NYU)’s Tisch School of the Arts. The Library of Congress issued a nationwide call to identify new stewards of the program, selecting Pratt Institute and NYU MIAP to jointly develop and administer its next phase.
Under its new leadership, DPOE will continue to enhance understanding of digital preservation by providing training opportunities in the long-term management and dissemination of cultural heritage materials in digital formats.
Documents, photographs, and all forms of audiovisual media—whether scanned from an analog source or “born digital” at the point of creation—have a limited life cycle as digital files in their original setting. Practitioners of digital preservation learn to migrate and manage digital content over time to ensure its ongoing quality and accessibility, even in the face of technological change such as software updates and hardware obsolescence, or disruptive events like natural disasters.
Digital files are created, transferred, and stored across a wide range of contemporary and legacy computing environments.
Together, Pratt and NYU MIAP will seek funding to continue the important work of developing and supporting the DPOE program into the future. This partnership plans to continue building a network of digital preservation education opportunities for current and emerging cultural heritage professionals.
With Pratt’s rich history in leading library and information science programs and NYU MIAP’s commitment to born-digital and audiovisual archiving and preservation, the leadership team is well positioned to support the next generation of digital preservationists. Collectively, Pratt and NYU are dedicated to educating information professionals preserving all forms of media.
Check back in 2019 for updates on this project and information about how to participate!