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Getting Started in Digital Preservation (Cardiff)

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation - Cardiff

21st March 2011

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 third 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?

21st March 2011 (110-1630), Glamorgan Archives, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Leckwith, CARDIFF CF11 8AW (see here for a details of the venue)


How do I get a place?

Places are strictly limited and we expect them to be booked quickly.  Early booking is recommended. Book by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 14/03/2011 providing the following information below. The event costs £25.00 but is free to DPC members. (Click here for a list of current DPC members and click here to find out about joining the DPC).

Please pay by one of the following methods (please note invoices are not normally issued):

  1. BACS electronic transfer referencing name with the payment to; DPC Business Account, HSBC, 13 Parliament Street, YORK, YO1 8XS  Sort Code: 40-47-31   Account number: 13851613
  2. OR post a cheque payable to ‘DPC’.
  3. We can also accept cash payments on the day – with written confirmation in advance that you wish to pay this way.

Whatever method is most approrpiate (BACS/CHEQUE or CASH ON THE DAY), please email the following details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 14/02/2011

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What if I can't make it?

Further events will be held in 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

1030 Tea and coffee

1100 Welcome

1105 Introducing digital preservation William Kilbride (DPC)

1135 Things we wished we'd known: aka a DP confessional, Malcolm Todd (TNA)

1205 Risk assessment for digital preservation William Kilbride (DPC)

1235 Exercise - risk assessment in practice

1320 Lunch

14.00 Planning digital preservation, Caroline Peach PAC

14.20 Group sessions: planning digital preservation

15.10 Break

15.25 Case study: experience of using digital preservation tools, William Kilbride (DPC)

15.50 Where to go from here and final discussion, William Kilbride (DPC)

16.30 Close