The Art of Digital Stewardship: Content, Context, and Structure


Getting Started with Disk Imaging, NDSR Art Webinar moderated by Rachel M. Ward

Getting Started with Disk Imaging / NDSR Art Webinar

Registration is free using the following link:

9 July 2019 (Tuesday) 

12:30-1:30pm EST

This webinar, featuring Ben Fino-Radin, founder and lead conservator of Small Data Industries, introduces the concept of Disk Imaging, focusing on the why, when, how and the long-term. The presentation will address the questions: Why make disk images? Should I use checksums? When should I do one versus the other? Or when to do both? Following this, Ben will demonstrate the intake and technical process for creating a disk image using FTK Imager software. The discussion will conclude with a focus on the ‘what next?’

Ben Fino-Radin is the founder of Small Data Industries, a lab whose mission is to support and empower people to safeguard the permanence and integrity of the world’s artistic record. Previously, Ben served as Associate Media Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where in addition to the conservation of digital art, he managed the design and development of the institution’s digital repository. He also led preservation initiatives at Rhizome as their Digital Conservator. He holds an MSLIS and MFA in Digital Art from Pratt Institute, and has served as an adjunct at NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program.

Moderated by Rachel M. Ward / NDSR Art Resident at Small Data Industries and Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University 
A recording of the webinar will also be made available on the ARLIS/NA Learning Portal. The NDSR Art Webinar series is made possible through generous funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a 2016 Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program grant.

Preserving Your History: Legacy Planning and Archiving for Artists, NYC (as mentioned in Rachel M. Ward's breakout session)

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, July 18, 5:00pm-6:30pm. More and information register here

Registration is now open! 

We're very excited to open registration to this symposium. It's free and open to the public, with the option to pre-order lunch catered by Dooby's. Please check out the Register page. We're also still accepting proposals for lightning talks

Looking forward to seeing you in June! 

Call for lightning talk proposals.

We are accepting proposals for lightning talks from the community. Lightning talk sessions will present a contribution, project, or theme related to the use of technology in art, digital preservation, digital archives, digital curation, or any topic related to the intersection of art and art information, particularly as it relates to digital media. This call for proposals is open to artists, students, educators, content creators, curators, archivists, and/or librarians.

Fill out this form to submit your proposal.

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