Added on 16 October 2014

Dr. Francine Berman of the Research Data Alliance and Dr. David Rosenthal of Stanford University’s LOCKSS Program head up the final programme of speakers for the upcoming ‘Investing in Opportunity’ conference on 17th – 18th November, which has been announced this week.

Presenting the keynote session on day one and opening the conference, Fran is the Hamilton Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a leader in digital data preservation and cyber-infrastructure. Drawing particularly from her experiences as co-Chair of the ‘’Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access’’ which has informed a great deal of the 4C ‘Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation’ project’s work, Fran is the perfect choice to introduce the day’s sessions which focus on the sustainability of digital curation.

David will present the keynote session for the conference on day two. Speaking about economic models for long-term storage, David’s interests ideally complement and set the scene for the rest of the day, introducing the 4C Project’s ‘Curation Costs Exchange,’ as well as a forward look to the future and challenges in planning and policy.

With just one month remaining until the event, a further 25 places have been released and are available on a first come first served basis. 'Investing in Opportunity' is a free conference but places are limited so booking is essential. If you book a place and can't attend, please let us know no later than 14 days before the event, otherwise we will charge you a non-attendance fee of £150.00.

Brought to you by the 4C project and the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition), the conference will compare the strategic economic aspirations of funders and policy makers against the practical experience of digital preservation, including perspectives from practitioners, vendors and users of digital preservation services.  It will identify emerging best practice and will provide a forum for needs and practical requirements to be articulated. 

Participants will be invited to review key 4C Project deliverables, considering the implications of these resources and providing the opportunity to shape these to suit community needs before they are submitted to the European Commission.  In particular participants will have a final chance to influence the soon to be published Digital Curation Roadmap.

Find the final programme with full speaker listing, and to register for the ‘Investing in Opportunity’ conference on the Events page of the DPC website.

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