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This online seminar, created especially for the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) community, explores practical aspects of digital data management and provides methods to ensure appropriate digital curation is economically and efficiently achieved. The presentation will address strategies CRM firms can use to manage their own digital content and will offer insight about how digital data can be used to best advantage. We will explore the legal foundation for digital data management and curation in the United States, will offer tools on how to organize data produced during a CRM project, and will present methods investigators can use to ensure data are easily preserved, accessible, and archived upon project completion. The ways CRM firms can market and promote their own quality work through digital preservation are also addressed. Without a planned approach for data management, important information may be overlooked or lost because it is damaged, forgotten, or misplaced.
The expert providers for this webinar, Frank McManamon and Leigh Anne Ellison, are professional archaeologists with the Center for Digital Antiquity. They operate tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record) a professional, domain-focused digital repository broadly available for archiving and curation of archaeological and cultural heritage materials. They have worked with a range of professional archaeologists, public agencies at all levels of government, private CRM firms, cultural resource managers, and historic preservationists to organize, preserve, and make accessible their digital data.
Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time