TIMBUS Partners


Digital Preservation Advanced Practitioner Course 2014


Dates: 7th – 11th July 2014
Venue: Palais Mollard, ONB, Herrengasse 9, 1010 Wien – http://www.onb.ac.at/services/17285.htm
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:

DAY 1 – Monday, 7th July: Introduction to digital preservation
The Integrated View of Digital Preservation
Types of Digital Objects – looking inside digital objects
Outline of OAIS Concepts
Problems in Digital Preservation

DAY 2 – Tuesday, 8th July: How valuable are your digital assets?
Using Digital Objects
Identifying the Designated Community
Automated Reasoning for Digital Preservation
Value proposition
Business cases

DAY 3 – Wednesday, 9th July: Managing and preserving your data
Threats to your data
Preservation plans
Preservation techniques
Preservation policies

DAY 4 AM – Thursday, 10th July: Is your repository trustworthy?
Data Quality
Audit and certification

DAY 4 PM– Thursday, 10th July:Process and Context preservation
The Need for Process Preservation
Context Modelling – DIOs and DSOs in ArchiMate
Data Citation

DAY 5 – Friday, 11th July: Preservation metadata
Preservation Metadata – PREMIS
Metadata for the Computing Environment

The training will be presented as a mix of presentations, practical exercises and group discussions.

The course is the second iteration of what will become a yearly event to be presented from 2015 by the Virtual Centre of Excellence developed out of APARSEN. It will bring together those at the forefront of digital preservation research and training, and it is intended for managers and staff already working in digital preservation. It assumes a working knowledge of existing standards like the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) as well as an understanding of how issues of preservation apply to their own institution. Training will be delivered by leading practitioners and researchers in the field of digital preservation, including partners from the EU-funded TIMBUS project.

This training event is aimed primarily at:
- Records managers and information officers in organisations that rely on long-lived data;
- Data managers, librarians, curators and archivists in all institutions;
- Innovators and researchers in information technology and computing science.

Programme, registration and costs:

- Cost: 250€ including lunches and refreshments (does not include accommodation).

- This training event is co-funded by the European Community's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development FP7/2007-2013 – ICT-2009.4.1: Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation (grant agreement No 269977), the APARSEN Project.