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Digital Preservation � The Planets Way

Date: Mon 19 � Wed 21 April 2010
Venue: Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome, Italy

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While we can produce and share information in digital form at an increasing rate and store data in an ever smaller space, the span of time over which we can confidently keep hold of it is diminishing.

To retain information to comply with regulatory/governance reasons, for business continuity, or for other valuable purposes, we must take action to ensure that this information will still be available in the future.

The final in the series of three-day training events, 'Digital Preservation - The Planets Way', will take place in Rome on 19 - 21 April 2010 with the support of the Pontificia Università Gregoriana.

Day 1 will focus on the need to preserve digital objects, address the technical challenges that institutions must face and introduce the Planets framework, tools and services as an integrated approach to digital preservation. The National Library of the Netherlands will present a case study to illustrate the work it is doing to implement Planets.

On Days 2 and 3 delegates will have the opportunity to see demonstrations and take part in three practical exercises illustrating how Planets can be used to develop and test a preservation plan using a sample collection. The Ministry of Culture will consider digital preservation activities in Italy.

The event will include plenty of opportunities for networking, discussion, sharing ideas and best practice and to ask questions.

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?

Please note that as the course format and content will follow that of previous events in the series, the event is aimed primarily at new delegates and not repeat attendees.


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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 70 delegates on Day 1 and 40 delegates on Days 2 and 3.

Final closing date for all registrations is Fri 9th April 2010.

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.

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Further information

The event will be conducted in English.

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