Digital Cultural Heritage and the Limits of Preservation

Trinity College Library are hosting a series of events to mark International Digital Preservation Day on the 30th November 2017 – from a Community Workshop “Wikithon” (with the Digital Repository of Ireland), culminating in this evening lecture:

Digital Cultural Heritage and the Limits of Preservation

Speakers: Anna Gerber and Britt Iverson, of Visual Editions, a London-based “creative studio and reading lab”

Dr Amber Cushing, assistant professor at the School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin

The staff of Trinity College Library are excited to welcome expert speakers from nearby and overseas, who will explore the meaning of digital preservation from two angles. Amber Cushing (UCD) will give an overview of the challenges facing the owners and curators of digital cultural materials, with particular reference to her recent research on the digital curatorial landscape in Ireland. Anna Gerber and Britt Iverson (Visual Editions) will then present some of their projects at the cutting edge of digital narration, resulting in forms of publishing that might resist preservation. Together, the speakers and audience are invited to play with the question: What are the limits to long-term preservation in the digital world?

Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin main campus

6.15 – 8.15 PM

Please register online for this FREE event