Wednesday, May 04, 2005

DELOS Summer School 2005

DELOS Summer School 2005
Sophia Antipolis, France
5th-11th June, 2005

The DELOS Network of Excellence is a four-year project funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme to synergize and foster technology for the next-generation of Digital Libraries ( It builds on the work of an earlier project under FP5 which ran from 2000-2003 ( At its Scientific Board Meeting of July 2004 in Corvara it was agreed that DELOS should run a summer school on 'Digital Preservation in Digital Libraries'. The DELOS Network of Excellence is pleased to announce that the summer school programme has been developed and is now available for registration. This delivery of this event is co-sponsored by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and ERPANET.

The aim of the summer school is to assist participants in understanding how to address digital preservation challenges in the context of the digital library. The workshop will also provide a networking opportunity for participants to meet with other students and researchers, international experts, and practitioners across disciplinary and national boundaries.

Workshop Format

During this 6-day summer school, internationally established lecturers will each lead half-day sessions and most will be available through the week for further discussion. By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • gained an appreciation of the issues surrounding digital preservation within the context of digital library development and management; developed a grasp of the core research in the area of digital curation and preservation;
  • developed a coherent and practical understanding of activities surrounding digital preservation;
  • gained experience with issues surrounding workflow modelling, metadata definition, and ingest process management;
  • acquired an appreciation of the different approaches to selecting and appraising potential digital acquisitions;
  • become familiar with the OAIS model and gained a knowledge of the approaches to repository design and deployment;
  • a working knowledge of the issues surrounding audit and certification of digital repositories;
  • a working knowledge of the techniques and practices that underlie digital curation;
  • developed a firm understanding of the issues of authenticity, integrity, and reliability in relation to digital libraries; and
  • considered how digital curation and preservation requirements can be integrated into approaches to digital library development.


A detailed programme can be viewed on the DELOS website at

Lecturers include:

Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard (Staatsbibliotek Denmark), Michael Day (UKOLNand the DCC), David Giaretta (CCLRC and DCC), Stephan Heuscher (iKeep AG,Digital Archives Services), Professor Ross Harvey, (Charles Sturt University), Hans Hofman (National Archives of the Netherlands), Anne Kenney (Cornell University), Professor Andreas Rauber, (Vienna University of Technology), Professor Seamus Ross (University of Glasgow), Professor Manfred Thaller, (University of Cologne)


The summer school will take place at Sophia Antipolis (near Nice and Antibes in the South of France).

To Register

The registration fee is:

  • €200 for students from EU Universities (although bursuaries covering even this fee may be available for some students).
  • €500 for professionals and students from universities, public libraries, archives and museums.
  • €650 for staff from commercial enterprises.

The fees include: Reception Sunday evening (5 June), Wine tasting (7 June), Summer School Dinner (9 June), lunches each day, coffee and tea in the morning and afternoon, pre-course reader, and course materials. The course fees do not include accommodation, travel, or other expenses.

Note: Bursaries will be available to students for all member states, and to both students and professionals from the new member states and

The closing date for registration is 10 May 2005.

Register at

For more information contact Seamus Ross at

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