Digital Print Preservation Educator Materials

DP3 Educator MaterialsIPI has created a set of teaching materials for previous attendees of IPI’s Digital Print Preservation workshops to use to pass on their new knowledge and skills to their institutional colleagues. Since this content is a summary of the workshops, a basic knowledge of the content from having attended one is mandatory. Included in the set is a PowerPoint presentation and a recommended reading list. The individual subsections (such as inkjet or dye sublimation) can be used by themselves, in selected groups, in their entirety, or with additional materials provided by the instructor. In addition, this website ( provides significant additional content on this topic as well as illustrations and images that may be of use.

The PowerPoint presentation summarizes the key content such as technologies, materials, sensitivities to damage, care strategies, and naming conventions. There are instructor notes under each slide (if used in presentation mode) that provide recommended commentary on the slide; however, these can be modified to serve individual instructor needs. The presentation can also be printed out in a handout layout with three slides per page and accompanying ruled lines for attendee note taking.

The recommended reading list is for the instructor to become more knowledgeable on the topic, as well as the attendees, to further their study in this area. It is in no way and exhaustive list of available references, but these titles can be used to develop a basic reference library on this topic for institutions as well as act as a guide for further study and research on the topic.

All image sources in the PowerPoint presentation are cited in the notes. It is up to the instructor to determine the appropriateness of an image’s use for their situation. If a source is not listed, the images belong to IPI and are free to use for this purpose. The images cannot be repurposed without permission. These materials are meant only for internal institutional training and not for public presentation. They are not to be used for any commercial use.

The development of these teaching materials was graciously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The research was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the Educator Materials, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.