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Digital Preservation � The Planets Way

Date: 9-11 February 2010
Venue: The British Computer Society, London, UK

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As more information is being created in digital form, the task of storing and keeping this information accessible for the long term has become more urgent and more complex than ever.

Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services) will host the fourth in its series of three-day training events at The British Computer Society, London on 9-11 February 2010. Digital Preservation � The Planets Way will examine the need to preserve digital content, the action that needs to be taken and the Planets approach to addressing these issues.

Day 1 will consider the case for preserving digital objects, the technical issues involved, the Planets framework, tools and services. On days 2 and 3 delegates will gain hands-on experience of working with Planets and a scenario (sample collection) to develop a preservation plan and preserve digital objects. The event will include plenty of opportunity for discussion, sharing ideas and best practice and to ask questions and case studies from other institutions about preserving digital content.

Planets is a joint European project co-funded by the European Commission as part of Framework Programme 6 and delivered by a Consortium of 16 National Libraries, Archives, research and technology institutions. Planets has already released a number of preservation tools that can be used freely and/or downloaded, and by mid 2010 will make available a Preservation Framework and suite of digital preservation tools and services.

Why attend?

Who should attend?

The event aims on Day 1 to educate CEOs, Heads of IT, Curation and Preservation and preservation / curation / IT staff about the issues concerning preserving digital content and about the benefits of Planets. Days 2 and 3 of the event offer an opportunity for digital preservation staff (e.g. librarians, archivists, digital librarians and archivists, repository mangers, software developers, policy managers etc.) to gain hands-on experience of the different Planets tools for characterisation, planning and testing.


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Registration for this event has now closed.

You can register for either Day 1 only at a cost of 95 EUR, or for all three days at a cost of 199 EUR.

Due to the nature of the event there is an upper capacity of 100 delegates on Day 1 and 40 delegates on Days 2 and 3.

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch will be provided and are included in the registration fee.

Participants are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop since there will be practical exercises on Days 2 and 3. Bringing your own laptop also means that you can use the sample collection and exercises after the event.

Registration for this event has now closed.

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The event will be conducted in English.

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