Thursday, August 03, 2006

Event: Open DELOS Seminar on Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation

Open DELOS Seminar on Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation

A two-day seminar for digital preservation specialists and practitioners National Library of Estonia, Tallinn 4th and 5th September 2006

The DELOS Digital Preservation Cluster is pleased to announce that it will be presenting results from the work of the Cluster at an open seminar in Tallinn, Estonia. The seminar is being co-hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Business Archives, and will be held at the National Library of Estonia.

Initial Digital Preservation Cluster results will be presented at this seminar, including the testbed framework for digital preservation experiments. Presentations will also cover work completed on modelling preservation activity, including incorporating preservation into digital library design, and the development of a digital library reference model.

Other invited presentations will address digital preservation issues from library (National Libraries of New Zealand and Estonia) and archive perspectives (National Archives of Estonia). The full seminar timetable is presented below.

Online Registration Form
To register, please complete the online registration form at
Registration is open until August 20th, 2006.

Seminar Timetable

Monday, 4 September 2006
Chair: Raivo Ruusalepp (Estonian Business Archives)
13:00 - 13:45: Arrival, registration, coffee
13:45 - 14:00: Welcome and opening (Raivo Ruusalepp, Estonian Business
14:15 - 14:45: Delos digital preservation cluster: activities and results (Prof. Seamus Ross, HATII, University of Glasgow)
14:45 - 15:30: Delos report Framework for Testbed for digital preservation experiment (Prof. Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, and Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands)
15:30 - 16:00: Coffee
16:00 - 16:45: Preservation Modelling (Prof. Manfred Thaller, Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Informationsverarbeitung, Universität zu Köln)
16:45 - 17:15: Digital preservation problems in a library (Liina Enok, National Library of Estonia)
17:15 - 17:45: Panel-led Discussion (Seamus Ross, Liina Enok, Manfred Thaller, and Andreas Rauber)
17:45: Close

Tuesday, 5 September 2006
Chair: Hans Hofman (National Archives of the Netherlands)
08:45 - 09:15: Coffee
09:15 - 10:00: Digital Library Reference Model, TBA (DELOS)
10:00 - 11:00: National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) Programme at the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mãtauranga Aotearoa) (Steve Knight, Digital Innovation Services, National Library of New Zealand)
11:00 - 11:30: Coffee
11:30 - 12:15: Encapsulate or not? Wrapping records in their metadata (Leeni Langebraun and Kuldar Aas, National Archives of Estonia)
12:15 - 12:50: Panel-led Discussion (Steve Knight, Leeni Langebraun)
12:50: Closing comments (Prof. Seamus Ross)

The seminar will be held at the National Library of Estonia <>, Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn.
Further directions and a route planner can be found using the interactive map of Tallinn>.
View a comprehensive list of accommodation in Tallinn at

Seminar Fees
Participation in this seminar is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited to 50. The places will be offered on a first come first serve basis. To book your place at the seminar, please register here <> by August 20th, 2006.

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