Practical Digital Preservation on a Shoestring for Illinois Archivists Illinois State Archives


The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) is hosting Practical Digital Preservation on a Shoestring: Triage for the Underfunded for 25 Illinois archivists and archival volunteers. This four hour online course, taught over two 2-hour sessions, will be held on May 16 and 18, 2022 from 1-3:00 pm. The course is presented by LYRASIS.

This course will help participants develop a pragmatic approach to digital preservation, including how to implement a practical workflow for triaging digital materials in your care. The focus will be on low-cost and free tools and services and the instructor will demonstrate these tools in action through a full life-cycle workflow.

ISHRAB and its representatives will award scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis until all 25 seats have been filled. The completed application form may be submitted by U.S. mail, FAX, or email. All decisions made by the ISHRAB and its representatives will be final.

Funds for this opportunity are provided by a State Board Programming Grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

If you have any questions or to submit an application, please contact:
David Joens, Director
Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Bldg.
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
217-782-3492
217-524-3930 (fax)
djoens@ilsos.gov