Monday, February 16, 2009

Event: The Preservation challenge: basic concepts and practical applications

FYI from the Digital-Preservation list.
DPE/Planets/CASPAR/nestor Joint Training Event
The Preservation challenge: basic concepts and practical applications
Barcelona, Spain
23-27 March 2009

DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services (Planets), Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval (CASPAR) and Network of expertise in Digital long-term preservation (nestor) are delighted to announce that they will be delivering the latest in a series of collaborative training initiatives to introduce the Preservation Challenges. This event will be held in Barcelona, Spain from March 23-27 2009. This event is being organised in cooperation with the 'WePreserve' Forum.

Benefits of Attendance
Participation in the workshop will give participants an awareness and understanding of the key digital preservation issues and challenges and an understanding of the reference model for Open Archival Information System (OAIS). It will also provide participants with knowledge of the role and use of metadata and representation information needed for preservation, the preservation planning process and its benefits to overall digital preservation strategies, and an appreciation of the range of roles and responsibilities involved with digital preservation activities.

These concepts will be illustrated by the practical application of tools developed by DPE, Planets and CASPAR, the major European projects on preservation. There will also be a number of brief break out sessions where the participants, divided in small groups, will have the opportunity to review and discuss among them the topics presented during the lectures, with the assistance and the guidance of the presenters themselves.

Internationally established lecturers will assist attendees in understanding the main concepts of digital preservation and how to address them in practice through a number of hands-on exercises. Students will be provided with access to online course materials relating to the topics that will be discussed both prior to and following the training event.

This intensive training programme will consist of three days access to online pre-course training, fourteen sessions in a face to face setting, a WePreserve Forum and access to three days of on-line post-course training.

Expert lecturers will lead each session and most will be available through the whole week for further discussion.

Course Fees and Registration:
For members of the DPE User Community, CASPAR User Community and WePreserve Consortium members - 150 Euros All other participants - 250 Euros.
For more information and to register for this event please visit

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