Training Events

From Preserving Data to Preserving Research: Curation of Process and Context

22 September 2013, Valletta, Malta, International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2013,

and 2 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, at iPRES 2013,

  • Introduction to the digital preservation of processes and contexts

Preservation of Processes in TIMBUS

Analysing scenarios and challenges

Presentation of a Context Model for capturing and describing processes

Discussion of context for a specific case study, partially on paper, partially based on software tools supporting the automatic capture of context

  • Describing Experiments via Research Objects

Introduction to Research Objects

Definition, benefits and real examples of Research Objects

Research Object model, aggregation, annotation, attribution and evolution

Workflow-centric Research Objects, description and provenance

  • Research Object Demo

Introduction to software architecture and technology

Portfolio of Research Object tools

Demonstration video

  • Data Citation


How data is cited today;

Available technologies for identifiers (ARK, DOI, HANDLE, PURL, URI/URN/URL);

Approaches and initiatives for citing data (CODATA, Data Cite, OpenAire);

Challenges and opportunities

Research Context Preservation in SCAPE

Digital Preservation Advanced Practitioner Training

5 – 19 July 2013, Gilbert Scott Conference Suite, University of Glasgow

  • Governance and Management of Digital Preservation Services

Cost-Modelling for digital preservation
Digital preservation policies
Legalities life-cycle management
Audit and certification of digital preservation services

  • Digital Object/Data Creation

Digital preservation in digitisation workflow
PIDs / Handles: Unique, persistent identifiers for digital objects
Metadata for preservation
Preservation of business processes
Software escrow
Managing authenticity and provenance of digital objects through their lifecycles

  • Planning Preservation

Risk management for digital preservation
Monitoring and content profiling
Digital preservation planning
Tools for preservation

  • Digital Preservation InfrastructuresData Storage

Data Replication
Authorisation and Authentication Infrastructure
Data Staging
Data-Intensive Computation

Resilient Business Processes

16 October 2012,  Dublin, Ireland

  • Introduction to Process Preservation
  • Risk Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • BCM Demo
  • Infrastructure, Architecture and Storage
  • Legal Aspect of Digital Preservation

DPC Briefing Day on Digital Resilience

21 May 2012, London, UK

  • Community-Wide Disasters: Community-Wide Response
  • Business continuity planning and digital preservation
  • Risk management and digital preservation
  • Business processes and preservation: TIMBUS
  • Digital Continuity – how breakfast cereals are saving digital information

DPC Briefing Day on Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Preservation

21 November 2011, Bristol

  • The nature of the problem
  •  Issues of Ownership: case studies in depositing and licensing from the Wellcome Library
  • Case study 2: legalities, migration and emulation
  • Escrow services for long term access: emerging trends and issues
  • Emerging Trends: Let's All Meet Up in 2015 - what will IPR for digital preservation look like then