Today, as part of the celebrations for World Digital Preservation Day, the ICA is launching its 4th online training course “Managing Digital Archives”. The aim of World Digital Preservation Day is to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, personal good practice. In 2021 the theme ’Breaking Down Barriers’ is an opportunity to demonstrate how digital preservation supports digital connections, unlocks potential and creates lasting value. 
“Managing Digital Archives” is part of how the ICA hopes to encourage and support digital preservation by equipping learners with the knowledge to develop the infrastructure to manage their digital archives now and to provide contemporary access, as well as preserve them over time to ensure their survival and access in future. The course provides a thorough grounding in the management of archives in digital format, from selection and ingest, description and metadata management, to preservation techniques and access provision. 
This training course was developed by Nancy McGovern, former chair of ICA’s Digital Records Expert Group and Margaret Crockett, ICA’s Training Officer, with contributions from Kari Smith, Institute Archivist MIT and Pauline Soum-Paris, Project Archivist at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The course includes sections on: collecting, ingest, preservation, infrastructure, access and stewardship. It will be available in English and French and has been translated by David Rajotte with Claude Roberto providing the narration. 
Want to know more about Digital Preservation? 
Read the ICA blog written by Carolina Oliveira and Dr. Moises Rockembach:The preservation of Brazilian government websites
Register for ICA’s new online training course “Managing Digital Archives”. 
Register here! 
Costs for the online course:  
for ICA members €189  
for non-members €255  
Join ICA to take advantage of the reduced member rate.