Introducing BACKER: Building Archival Capacity for Keeping Electronic Records

By Michelle Gallinger posted 09-17-2021 03:15 PM

  

CoSA Received IMLS National Leadership Grant

We are pleased to announce that CoSA is the recipient of an IMLS National Leadership Grant in the amount of $475,000 over three years to develop and deliver new and expanded technical assistance, educational programming, and training to state and territorial government archives to strengthen their digital records preservation and accessibility capacities. The project includes 1) updating self-assessment tools and best practices for digital preservation programs; 2) direct assistance and mentoring to improve digital preservation programs, including digitization planning and related policy development; and 3) accelerating development and implementation of digital preservation planning and cultural competence awareness and skill-building educational and training programs in a variety of formats in order to facilitate continued learning and sharing among archives staff. The work of the grant is named BACKER: Building Archival Capacity for Keeping Electronic Records. 

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