The DELOS 2007 International Summer School on Digital Preservation and Digital Libraries successfully ran in PISA from the 3rd to the 9th of June 2007. The thirty-five attendees benefited from lectures by international experts, participation in practical breakout groups, and general discussion. Attendees at the School can access the presentations, mind-maps used by teams reporting back from the breakout groups, and the experimental tools.
A brief summary of the feedback provided by participants on the Summer School is now available (see Feedback Report).
The 2008 DELOS Summer School on Digital Preservation in Digital Libraries will run from the 8th to the 14th June 2008. It will take place in Italy. It will be co-sponsored by DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), PLANETS, and CASPAR. The DELOS SS08 Summer School website will be accessible from 1 October 2007 at http://www.dpc.delos.info/ss08 and registration for the Summer School will open on 1st December 2007.
Prof Seamus Ross, Hans Hofman, and Prof Maria Guercio (Co-Directors of the DELOS SS07 on Digital Preservation), 12 June 2007.
The DELOS Network of Excellence summer school programme on 'Digital Preservation in Digital Libraries: Realising Possibilities'. The DELOS Network of Excellence is a four-year project funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme to synergize and foster technology for the next-generation of Digital Libraries.
Participation in the School assists attendees in understanding how to address digital preservation challenges within the context of the digital library. In addition, the School provides a networking opportunity by creating the opportunity to meet with other researchers, international experts, and practitioners across disciplinary and national boundaries.
The school will take place at Santa Croce in Fossabanda (Pisa, Italy) during the week beginning 3 June 2007. We hope that the audience will be young researchers and professionals with an interest in the topic. Internationally established lecturers will each lead one half-day session and most will be available through the week for further discussion. The learning outcomes for the course as a whole appear at the bottom of this document.
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The venue for the Summer School, Santa Croce in Fossabanda, is a 14th century monastery set a short stroll from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The rooms for lectures and breakout groups provide an evocative and pleasant atmosphere. Onsite accommodation is available.
Lecturers will reside at the Conference Centre. Students are encouraged to reside in the Conference Centre for the duration of the School, giving students ample opportunities to know each other and to exchange ideas among themselves and with the lecturers, who are expected to stay for most of the duration of the School.
How to Get There
Getting to Pisa is relatively easy:
Tuition, before 15 May 2007, is 300 Euros and includes Reception Sunday evening (3th June), Excursion (6th of June), Summer School Dinner (7th June), coffee and tea in the morning and afternoon, pre-course reader, and course materials. Note that this excludes accommodation and meals.
For university students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers a limited number of partial bursaries are available. These bursaries will be granted under a first come, first served policy. If you are a student or a postdoctoral researcher, select "student" as your sector type on the registration form, you will then be asked to provide additional information to allow us to verify your status. Unless we notify you with one week of your registration that we have a problem with your request for a bursary you can assume that, if you are a bona fide student, that you will be allocated a bursary. (Note: when we have no further bursaries to award the system stops awarding them.)
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This one-week intensive school will consist of nine half-day sessions. Established lecturers will each lead a session and most of them will be available through the week for further discussion. All morning and afternoon session timings include 30 minutes for coffee or tea breaks.
Sunday, 3 June 2007
18:30: Overview of the Summer School and Introduction to the Lecturers
19:30: Opening Reception
Monday, 4 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: Introduction to Digital Preservation & Preservation Challenges
14:00 - 17:30: Metadata Approaches for Digital Preservation
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: Registries and File Formats
14:00 - 17:30: Approaches to Preservation (including breakout activity and demonstration of migration and emulation)
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Preservation Methods
14:00 - 17:30: Afternoon Tour to Lucca
Thursday, 7 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: Current and Emerging Storage Technologies
14:00 - 17:30: Repository Models: From Experimentation to Services
Friday, 8 June 2007
9:00 - 12:45: A systematic approach to preserving authenticity
14:00 - 17:30: Mechanisms for Assessing Preservation Service Performance
(All morning and afternoon session timings include 30 minutes for coffee or tea breaks.)
- Michael Day, UKOLN
- Maria Guercio, University of Urbino & CASPAR
- Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands
- Perla Innocenti, Digital Curation Centre (UK)
- Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
- Peter Rödig, Universität der Bundeswehr München
- Seamus Ross, HATII at the University of Glasgow
- Stefan Strathmann, NESTOR
- Manfred Thaller, University of Cologne
- Ken Thibodeau, NARA
By the end of the Summer School, students will have:
- gained an appreciation of the issues surrounding digital preservation within the context of digital library development and management;
- developed a grasp of the core research in the area of digital curation and preservation;
- developed a coherent and practical understanding of activities surrounding digital preservation;
- gained experience with issues surrounding workflow modelling, metadata definition, and ingest process management;
- acquired an appreciation of the different approaches to selecting and appraising potential digital acquisitions;
- gained a knowledge of the approaches to repository design and deployment;
- a working knowledge of the issues surrounding assessment, audit and certification of digital repositories;
- a working knowledge of the techniques and practices that underlie digital curation;
- develop a firm understanding of the issues of authenticity, integrity, and reliability in relation to digital libraries; and
- considered how digital curation and preservation requirements can be integrated into approaches to digital library development.
A list of recommended reading has been made available.
All attendees are invited to a welcome party the evening of Sunday, June 3rd and to a social dinner the evening of Thursday June 7th. On the afternoon of the 6th of June a bus trip to Lucca will be organized, including a guided tour of the city. Lucca is located about 20 kms from Pisa and is one of the few Tuscan towns to retain its original urban structure as the ancient centre as enclosed and protected by Roman walls. Lucca developed within them until the end of the 19th century, creating an interesting superimposition of historical styles.
If you have any further queries or require additional information, please contact either:
- Prof. Seamus Ross (email@example.com)
- Francesca Borri
Via Moruzzi, 1
56124 Pisa, Italy
Tel: +39 050 315 3470
Fax: +39 050 315 3464