Navigating the Complex World of ‘Born Digital’ Collecting and Preservation

By 2020, it’s estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth.

What's it all about?

By next year, New Zealanders could be generating, or associated with, over 600 Petabytes of new data every single day. If all of this data was collected, every day the Library might have the equivalent of 133,800,000 DVDs of content dropped off in its doorstep.

How does an institution committed to collecting and preserving the nations memory go about selecting, preserving and providing access to born digital material in the continually changing and complex world of digital platforms and connected devices?

Join National Library’s Digital Preservation Analyst Jay Gattuso in a lively presentation about the challenges and opportunities of collecting, preserving and providing access to a range of complex born digital objects and the experiences they create. Jay will discuss issues such as managing and decision making around digital collecting, why the cloud has changed how we think about collections, what it means to provide meaningful access to the intangible, to the legal ramifications of collecting born digital material.

There will time for questions and conversation.


Also, Cast your eagle eyes over a rare selection of our vintage computers which we still use to preserve and access early ‘born digital’ material. 

Find out more about 'Ctl Alt Delete' here. 

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National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday 23 May
12:30pm - 1:00pm

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Jay Gattuso

Digital Preservation Analyst

Digital collections and collecting. Automation of repeatable tasks to free up human power for complex tasks. Digital forensics and related techniques, R and D and established. Context/content aware file format migration.

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