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).

Managing Digital Preservation: A SCAPE & OPF Seminar

 Wednesday, 2 April 2014,The National Library of the Netherlands,Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE The Hague


This event for managers with a responsibility for digital preservation in large or small organisationswill focus on the issues that theyface when implementing digital preservation in their organisation. It will explore the tension between stable business processes and the introduction of new technologies. Many managers have a responsibility for digital preservation but they are not necessarily a technical expert in the field.

  • Meet peers who are managing digital preservation
  • Learn about the approach of others who are embedding digital preservation in business practices
  • Hear about strategic approaches and policies in the field of digital preservation
  • Meet experts in digital preservation
  • Find out about research and development project developments

SCAPE Training - Preserving Your Preservation Tools

26 March 2014 to Thursday, 27 March 2014,The National Library of the Netherlands,Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE The Hague


Learning to Think Like a Package Maintainer

Lots of great digital preservation applications and services exist, however very few are actively maintained and thus preserved! This is a big problem! By introducing the steps to develop these and engage the support of the community, this training course looks at what can be done to improve this situation. Specifically, this training course looks at how to prepare packages for submission into the very heart of many digital environments; the operating system and directly associated “app-stores”. Attendees will be given hands-on experience with developing and maintaining packages rather than software and key differences will be discussed and evaluated. Better preservation of preservation tools, means better preservation our digital history.

  1. Understand the complexities of package management and distinguish between the different practices relating to both package objectives and chosen programming language.
  2. Be able to carry out advanced package management operations in order to critically appraise current packages and propose changes.
  3. Understand the importance of clearly defined versioning and licenses and the role of clear documentation and examples.
  4. Apply best practice techniques in order to create a simple package suitable for long term maintenance.
  5. Evaluate a number of options for managing package configuration and behavior relating to package installation, removal, upgrade and re-installation.
  6. Analyse opportunities for automating package management and releases, maintaining a clear focus on the user and not the developer.
  7. Critically evaluate opportunities to generalise package management to allow the easy building and maintenance of packages on multiple platforms.
  8. Assess the potential to apply package management techniques in your own environment.

The agenda can be seen here: http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/SP/Agenda+-+Preserving+Your+Preservation+Tools.

Registration is now open! https://scape-preserving-tools.eventbrite.co.uk

Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA)

3rd International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA), to be held as part of the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL)
26thSeptember 2013 in Valetta, Malta

Legal Challenges in the Preservation Lifecycle – How to Address and how to Solve them!

The half-day tutorial at the 10th International Con ference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPres) 2013, in Lisbon, Portugal on 2 September 2013. http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/index.html



Legal aspects of digital preservation activities and the legal risks that motivate digital preservation are often underrepresented in digital preservation and computer science conferences, tutorials and workshops. But legal aspects are influencing nearly all preservation activities, and at the same time provide a strong motivation for preserving digital artefacts. The TIMBUS project endeavours to enlarge the understanding of the preservation of business processes and services. One focus of the project is the research of legal questions