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Digital Preservation Advanced Practitioner Course 2014


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Dates: 7th – 11th July 2014
Venue: Palais Mollard, ONB, Herrengasse 9, 1010 Wien –
Local Organiser: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library)
Cost: 250€ including lunches and refreshments (does not include accommodation).

The TIMBUS project is delighted to announce the return of this week-long training event, presented in collaboration with APARSEN, after the success of last year's course. The event will bring together practitioners and researchers at the leading edge of digital preservation, providing attendees with training at an advanced level. The training will aim to cover issues across the digital preservation lifecycle by addressing the following topics:

Volume 3, Issue 2 of the TIMBUS Newsletter is now available!

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Book on 'Legal Aspect of Digital Preservation'

The book 'Legal Aspect of Digital Preservation'
by Thomas Hoeren, Barbara Kolany-Raiser, Silviya Yankova, Martin Hecheltjen and Konstantin Hobel
came out of research done in the TIMBUS Project and is now for sale.

Full description for Legal Aspects of Digital Preservation

Digital preservation has become culturally, as well as economically, indispensable. The preserving of business processes is an emerging challenge for each company, regardless of industry sector and size. This book focuses on the legal aspects of digital preservation and offers legal guidance in that area. This important book illustrates the implications of preservation actions on intellectual property rights and data protection. These can include: Potential violation of data protection laws through the storage of personal data, and potential infringement of a copyright-holder's exclusive right to reproduce and store their copyright protected data. The book considers the scope of protection under both IP and data protection rights, and offers strategies on avoiding potential infringement. Further IT contracting issues and selected existing legal obligations to preserve data are described with a particular emphasis on digital preservation. The clear exposition of the legal framework, and the detailed analysis of Legal Aspects of Digital Preservation will be of great utility to practitioner advising companies who are digitally preserving business processes, as well as those companies themselves, developers of preservation systems, and researchers in the field of digital archiving.

  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 01 October 2013
  • Format: Hardback 224 pages
  • Categories: IT & Communications Law
  • ISBN 13: 9781782546658 ISBN 10: 1782546650

iPres 2013 Best Paper Award goes to TIMBUS

iPres 2013, 2-6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal,



Digital Preservation of a Process and its Application to e-Science Experiments

icon paper (2 MB)

Stephan Strodl, Rudolf Mayer, Gonçalo Antunes, Daniel Draws, Andreas Rauber


TIMBUS Training Presentations on YouTube

Videos from theTraining Day on Digital Preservation of Business Processes that took place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 are now available on YouTube:


This course is relevant if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:

  • Are you integrating your digital preservation activities with business continuity and enterprise risk management approaches?
  • Do you need to preserve more than data?
  • Do you hold preserved information about computing environments, dependencies, policies, even process descriptions that are needed to understand your repository contents?

Remember to set the videos to HD for better readability!

Course Content:
- Introduction to Process Preservation
- Risk Management
- Business Continuity Management
- BCM Demo
- Infrastructure, Architecture and Storage
- Legal Aspect of Digital Preservation