[Session 1] Dear Future: What Digital Preservation Means for You

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Get insights from the National Library, Singapore, National Archives of Singapore and Asian Film Archive on digital preservation.

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1. Preserving Our Print Heritage

Leong Hui Chuan and Sim Ju Wei will share an overview of the National Library Singapore’s digitisation and digital preservation efforts for print materials, behind-the-scenes work as well as selected resources on preserving our heritage digitally for future generations.

  • Leong Hui Chuan is a Manager with the Digital Heritage Team at the National Library, Singapore. Her responsibilities include digitisation of library materials, digital content management as well as providing reference and research services.
  • Sim Ju Wei is the Senior Manager of Resource Management at the Resource Discovery and Management division at NLB. She manages the digitisation of newspapers and preservation of digitised print materials in the National Library Singapore’s collection. She also has experience in the management and organisation of digital resources.

2. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

This introductory session on audio-visual preservation by Mavis Cheng provides a basic understanding of audio-visual media, considerations for preservation and access, and how the public can play a part in preserving our digital audio-visual heritage.

  • Mavis Cheng is an audio-visual Archivist at the National Archives of Singapore. She presently leads the digitisation of at-risk analogue formats to bring archival recordings to the public through curated online access initiatives and platforms such as Archives Online, NLB Multimedia Stations and meWATCH.

Dear Future: What Digital Preservation Means for You

In this inaugural public seminar, our speakers will share insights on how digital preservation is carried out to preserve our memories for posterity. Join the zoom webinar sessions on 26 and 27 Oct, as well as a physical guided tour on 30 Oct to find out more.

This seminar is organised by the National Library, Singapore, National Archives of Singapore and Asian Film Archive in conjunction with the World Digital Preservation Day on 4 November 2021.

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  • This programme is conducted entirely online. You may access Zoom via the app or using a web browser.
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  • The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice.

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The National Library Board (NLB) manages a network of 27 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy by providing a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of Public Libraries.

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