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Digital Preservation Planning: Principles, Examples and the Future with Planets.

Date: 29th July 2008
Venue: British Library Conference Centre, London.

Digital Preservation Coalition

PLANETS and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) will be holding a joint briefing day: Digital Preservation Planning: Principles, Examples and the Future with Planets, on the 29th of July 2008, at the British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, London.

The event will be an informal and interactive workshop allowing attendees to share knowledge and experience in digital preservation planning, setting strategy and policy plus first-hand experience of Planets tools and technology.

Attendees will also hear from DPC members about the approaches they have used in their organisations and the outcomes. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and for discussion.

Planning is crucial to the process of preserving digital information and data. Planets has taken preservation planning as its research focus. From mid 2010, Planets will deliver downloadable software to help organisations plan and execute preservation activities.

Benefits of attendance

Who should attend?

The event will appeal to anyone involved at any stage in digital preservation policy, strategy and planning cycle. (e.g. librarians archivists, digital librarians and archivists, repository mangers, software developers, vendors, policy managers etc and others working in a wide range of settings).

Programme

Time
Presentation
Speaker
9.00
Registration and coffee
Morning Session   Chair - Frances Boyle, DPC
9.30
Welcome. Digital Preservation Planning - issues, challenges and requirements
10.15
Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
10.45
11.15
Break and Coffee
11.30
Natalie Walters, Wellcome Library
12.00
Christoph Becker, Vienna University of Technology
12.30
Lunch
Afternoon Session   Chair - Frances Boyle, DPC
13.15
Christoph Becker, Vienna University of Technology
14.30
Manfred Thaller, University of Cologne
15.00
Break and Coffee
15.15
Matthew Barr, HATII, University of Glasgow
16.15
Interactive discussion session
17.15
End

Key to acronyms:

JISC
Joint Information Systems Committee
PLANETS
Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services
UKDA
UK Data Archive
HATII
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow

Fees and registration

The fee for the event is 75.00 per head. Due to the nature of the event there is an upper capacity of 60 delegates.

Registration for the event is via the British Library Box Office at http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/whatson/exhibitions/boxoffice.html Follow the link to the online Box Office, select July 2008 and then scroll down to DPC Planets workshop to Buy Tickets.

(Note that the event is FREE for DPC members. DPC members should register at www.dpconline.org/members/main/080729DPCPlanetsReg.html

Registration for this event is now closed. Should you wish to make an enquiry please contact Jane Humphreys at: jane.humphreys@bl.uk tel: 01937 546748.

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and a buffet lunch will be provided. Please note participants may be invited to bring a wireless enabled laptop.

Further information

If you have any further queries or require additional information, please contact:

Jane Humphreys
Communications Officer, Planets
The British Library
Boston Spa, Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
e-mail: jane.humphreys@bl.uk
tel: +44 (0) 1937 546748
web: http://www.planets-project.eu/