Have you considered the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) videos produced for CoSA? They started as PowerPoints, were imported into Captivate, and then published to YouTube. I have the Captivate files, which can be used within an LMS. If you want that format, just let me know. You can add quizzes to them for your own use if you like. The Captivate versions were also exported in HTML5 and were posted here https://archives.utah.gov/community/SERI/SERI-resources.html. Others are still in process of production or being approved for publication, but should be out soon. They provide a general overview of the issues related to digital preservation, and the intended audience is for archivists just starting to learn about the complexities, and perhaps records officers in government agencies wanting to know more. Some parts are a little technical, but most people should be able to follow along. The first six reflect a multi-day training program held in Puerto Rico that was adapted for general use. Others are being added to delve into specific concepts a little more deeply.
Elizabeth Perkes Electronic Records Archivist Utah State Archives 346 South Rio Grande Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801-531-3852 [log in to unmask]
We are looking to implement an internal digital preservation training program for several constituencies of staff, from an introduction to concepts for non-digital practitioners and executives to risk identification and mitigation to deep dive training in formats and standards. We've identified 11 distinct staff roles and 13 training goals related to the various roles.
I am curious what programs you all have in place for staff training. Do you cover digital preservation in your onboarding or annual training programs? Do you cover digital preservation in staff development programs? Do you have digital preservation training modules in an LMS available to staff? Do you target modules to different staff groups? Do you rely on SOPs for individual staff training rather than having training modules or outside trainers?
Any information would be helpful, even if the answer is that you don't have format programs.
Director of Digital Preservation
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)