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DELOS Summer School in Digital Preservation:  Further Announcement

The third DELOS Network of Excellence summer school programme on 
'Digital Preservation in Digital Libraries: Realising Possibilities'. 
The DELOS Network of Excellence is a four-year project funded by the 
European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme to synergize and 
foster technology for the next-generation of Digital Libraries 
(www.delos.info).

Participation in the School assists attendees in understanding how to 
address digital preservation challenges within the context of the 
digital library. In addition, the School provides a networking 
opportunity by creating the opportunity to meet with other researchers, 
international experts, and practitioners across disciplinary and 
national boundaries.

The school will take place at Santa Croce in Fossabanda (Pisa, Italy) 
during the week beginning 3 June 2007. We hope that the audience will be 
young researchers and professionals with an interest in the topic. 
Internationally established lecturers will each lead one half-day 
session and most will be available through the week for further 
discussion. The learning outcomes 
<http://www.dpc.delos.info/ss06/#learn#learn> for the course as a whole 
appear at the bottom of this document.


      Online Registration Form


      http://www.dpc.delos.info/ss07


      Course Timetable

This one-week intensive school will consist of nine half-day sessions. 
Established lecturers will each lead a session and most of them will be 
available through the week for further discussion. All morning and 
afternoon session timings include 30 minutes for coffee or tea breaks.
 
Sunday, 3 June 2007
18:30: Overview of the Summer School and Introduction to the Lecturers
19:30: Opening Reception
 
Monday, 4 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: Introduction to Digital Preservation & Preservation 
Challenges
14:00 - 17:30: Metadata Approaches for Digital Preservation
 
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45:  Registries and File Formats
14:00 - 17:30: Approaches to Preservation (including demonstration of 
migration and emulation)
 
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Preservation Methods
14:00 - 17:30: Afternoon Tour to Lucca
 
Thursday, 7 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: Current and Emerging Storage Technologies
14:00 - 17:30: Repository Models: From Experimentation to Services
 
Friday, 8 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: A systematic approach to preserving authenticity
14:00 - 17:30: Mechanisms for Assessing Preservation Service Performance
(All morning and afternoon session timings include 30 minutes for coffee 
or tea breaks.)


      Lecturers Include:

Michael Day UKOLN
Maria Guerico, University of Urbino & CASPAR
Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands
Andrew McHugh, Digital Curation Centre (UK)
Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
Peter Rödig, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Seamus Ross, HATII at the University of Glasgow
Stefan Strathmann, NESTOR
Manfred Thaller University of Cologne
Ken Thibodeau, NARA


      Venue

The venue for the Summer School is a 14th century monastery set a short 
stroll from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The rooms for lectures and 
breakout groups provide an evocative and pleasant atmosphere. Onsite 
accommodation is available.


      *Accommodation*

Lecturers will reside at the Conference Centre. Students are encouraged 
to reside in the Conference Centre for the duration of the School, 
giving students ample opportunities to know each other and to exchange 
ideas among themselves and with the lecturers, who are expected to stay 
for most of the duration of the School.  Accommodation costs are not 
included in the cost of the School.  Details of how to book can be found 
on the summer school webpage: http://www.dpc.delos.info/ss07


      Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Summer School, students will have:

    * gained an appreciation of the issues surrounding digital
      preservation within the context of digital library development and
      management;
    * developed a grasp of the core research in the area of digital
      curation and preservation;
    * developed a coherent and practical understanding of activities
      surrounding digital preservation;
    * gained experience with issues surrounding workflow modelling,
      metadata definition, and ingest process management;
    * acquired an appreciation of the different approaches to selecting
      and appraising potential digital acquisitions;
    * gain a knowledge of the approaches to repository design and
      deployment;
    * a working knowledge of the issues surrounding assessment and audit
      of digital repositories;
    * a working knowledge of the techniques and practices that underlie
      digital curation;
    * develop a firm understanding of the issues of authenticity,
      integrity, and reliability in relation to digital libraries; and
    * considered how digital curation and preservation requirements can
      be integrated into approaches to digital library development.


      Course Fees

Tuition, before 15 May 2007,  is 300 Euros and includes Reception Sunday 
evening (3th June), Excursion (6^th of June), Summer School Dinner (7th 
June), lunch, coffee and tea in the morning and afternoon, pre-course 
reader, and course materials.   The course fees do NOT include 
accommodation or  meals other than lunch. Guidance on payment and 
accommodation can be found on the  course webpage: 
http://www.dpc.delos.info/ss07

For university students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers a 
limited number of partial bursaries are available. The number of 
bursaries is limited and will be granted under a first come, first 
served policy.


      Social Programme

All attendees are invited to a welcome party the evening of Sunday, June 
3rd and to a social dinner the evening of Thursday June 7th. On the 
afternoon of the 6^th of June a bus trip to Lucca will be organized, 
including a guided tour of the city. Lucca is located about 20 kms from 
Pisa and is one of the few Tuscan towns to retain its original urban 
structure as the ancient centre as enclosed and protected by Roman 
walls. Lucca developed within them until the end of the 19th century, 
creating an interesting superimposition of historical styles.


      Supporting Organisations

The DELOS summer school is supported by the UK Digital Curation Centre 
<http://www.dcc.ac.uk> (DCC), and DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE)


      Further Information

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

Professor Seamus Ross ([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

or

Francesca Borri
ISTI-CNR
Via Moruzzi, 1
56124 Pisa, Italy
Tel: +39 050 315 3470
Fax: +39 050 315 3464
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