Decoding the digital: a common language for preservation
A Digital Preservation Coalition and Preservation Advisory Centre joint conference, exploring communication and promoting interaction between librarians, archivists and digital preservation managers.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
British Library Conference Centre , 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom
This one day conference seeks to build on the communication between librarians, archivists, curators, conservators and digital preservation managers, and establish a shared understanding of the issues surrounding the preservation of digital collections.
What are the similarities in our approach to the preservation of physical and digital collections, and where do the differences lie? The programme features pairs of speakers talking about the creation, management, preservation and use of digital collections. One speaker from each pair explores how use and access shapes approaches to digital preservation, and the other looks at the same issue from the technological perspective. The conference provides an introduction to digital preservation issues for the uninitiated and encourages those involved in the technology supporting digital preservation to learn how collections are developed and used.
10.15 A user's-eye view of digital content creation - Aly Conteh, British Library
10.40 Formats and standards for digital content - Stephen Gray, JISC
11.40 Same as it ever was: significant properties and the preservation of meaning through time - Gareth Knight, CeRch
12.05 Using the Data Assessment Framework - Catherine Ward, University of Cambridge
13.45 Cutting the beast down to size: the role of risk evaluation in determining preservation strategies - Richard Blake, TNA
14.10 Preservation in practice - what are the options? A case study - Alexandra Eveleigh, UCL
15.00 What users want - Michael Jubb, RIN
15.25 Frameworks for e-content - Neil Grindley, JISC
Cost £50 + VAT (including refreshments).
To book please visit: http://www.bl.uk/blpac/digital.html
A number of sponsored places are available to DPC members.
Members wishing to take advantage of one of these places should email DPC ([log in to unmask]) by 20 July.
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB