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Getting Started in Digital Preservation (London)

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation:

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED and CHANGE OF VENUE - Owing to demand have moved this event to 'The FRANKS ROOM in the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre', 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Following on from the very successful 'Decoding the Digital' conference, the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to invite you to the first of four events designed to raise awareness of digital preservation issues, increase involvement with digital preservation activities and sign-post the support and resources available to help you on your way. This event provides an introduction to digital preservation, builds an understanding of the risks to digital materials, includes practical sessions to help you apply digital preservation planning and tools, and features speakers sharing their own experience of putting digital preservation into practice.

Who should come?

The sessions are aimed at librarians, archivists and collection managers in all sectors and in all sizes of institution who want to find out more about digital preservation and the implications for their organisation of having to retain, manage and provide ongoing access to large quantities of digital material. Throughout the day participants will gain confidence in addressing digital preservation issues and knowledge of achievable steps to put theory into practice and safeguard vulnerable digital content.

Where and when?

Friday 4 February 2011 (1030-1600). This event has been so popular that we have moved the venue across the road (from the BL) to a larger room at Wellcome Collection Conference Centre:



How do I get a place?

This event is now FULLY BOOKED. Please consider attending the similar events in Glasgow (28th Feb), Cardiff (21st March) and York (15th March)


What if I can't make it?

Further events will be held between February and April 2011 in Glasgow, Cardiff and York (details will follow).  Participants will be encouraged to tweet using the #starting_dp hashtag to create a live twitter feed from the event.

Programme outline

10.30 Welcome

10.35 Introducing digital preservation (pdf 2,349kb) - Dr William Kilbride, DPC

11.05 Small steps and lasting impact: making a start with preservation (pdf 1,008kb)  - Patricia Sleeman, ULCC

11.35 Break

11.50 Risk assessment for digital preservation (pdf 1,018kb) - Dr William Kilbride, DPC

12.00 Exercise - risk assessment in practice - Dr William Kilbride, DPC

12.45 Lunch

13.30 PLATO: planning digital preservation (pdf 2,024kb) - Bram Ven Der Werf, Open PLANETS Foundation

13.50 Group sessions: planning digital preservation

14.40 Break

15.00 Case study: experience of using digital preservation tools (pdf 1,035 kb) - Ed Fay, London School of Economics

15.25 Where to go from here, and final discussion

16.00 Close