PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY: STEWARDSHIP OF DIGITAL ASSETS -- A pre-conference to the Museum Computer Network's 2005 Conference, November 1-2, 2005, The Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
WHAT IS PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY?
This conference, taught by leading experts in digital preservation, addresses the question of managing and preserving digital assets over the long term. Institutions are rapidly acquiring collections of digitized or born-digital resources. Without intervention, these materials will not survive even a single human career. Participants will learn about evolving best practices for digital preservation. This conference will help institutions take the next steps to preserve their investment and create a framework for ensuring sustainable collections. The conference is co-sponsored by the Museum Computer Network (MCN) as a pre-conference to MCN 's 2005 Conference, "Digits Fugit! Preserving Knowledge into the Future."
CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Mandates for Digital Preservation
- Internal Cooperation and External Consortia Obsolescence and Risk
- Technology: Storage and Backup
- Financing Digital Preservation
- Legal, Economic, and Moral Obligations
- Sustaining Digital Preservation
Museum professionals, librarians, archivists, information technology professionals, and administrators responsible for managing and preserving digital resources.
WHAT DOES THE NEDCC CONFERENCE COST? $285.
To encourage diverse participation in the Persistence of Memory conference, NEDCC is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of registration. In awarding the scholarships, particular attention will be given to diverse professionals, applicants from under-funded organizations, and applicants from organizations that serve under-represented communities and who show justifiable need for the conference.
WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE? Friday, October 21, 2005
For conference information, visit www.nedcc.org.
For questions, contact Ginny Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org.