Friday, December 18, 2009

Event: Digital Preservation - The Planets Way. February 2010, British Computer Society, London, UK

I received an announcement about the Planets workshop. Because the formatting had gotten altered (received via discussion list digest mode which often doesn't look pretty), I've pulled information from the Planets web site and pasted it below. For information is available here.

Digital Preservation - The Planets Way, February 2010
The British Computer Society, London

Registration is now open for the Planets training and outreach event on digital long-term preservation in London. Find out how to plan and execute your digital preservation plan for the future.

Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services) will host the fourth in its series of three-day training events at The British Computer Society, London on 9-11 February 2010. Digital Preservation – The Planets Way will examine the need to preserve digital content, the action that needs to be taken and the Planets approach to addressing these issues.

Day 1 will consider the case for preserving digital objects, the technical issues involved, the Planets framework, tools and services. On days 2 and 3 delegates will gain hands-on experience of working with Planets and a scenario (sample collection) to develop a preservation plan and preserve digital objects. The event will include plenty of opportunity for discussion, sharing ideas and best practice and to ask questions and case studies from other institutions about preserving digital content.

You can register for either Day 1 only at a cost of 95 EUR, or for all three days at a cost of 199 EUR.

Due to the nature of the event there is an upper capacity of 100 delegates on Day 1 and 40 delegates on Days 2 and 3.

Final closing date for all registrations is 2nd February 2010.

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch will be provided and are included in the registration fee.

Participants are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop since there will be practical exercises on Days 2 and 3. Bringing your own laptop also means that you can use the sample collection and exercises after the event.

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