The DELOS Association on Digital Libraries, Digital Curation Centre (DCC), DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), and the Feltrinelli Foundation are delighted to announce that we will be delivering our 4th Summer School on preservation in digital libraries from the 8th to the 14th of June 2008 in Tirrenia, Italy. This is the fourth in this series of summer schools with earlier ones held at Sofia Antipolis (2005), San Miniato (2006), and Pisa (2007).
Participation in the Summer School assists attendees in understanding how to address digital preservation and curation challenges within the context of digital libraries and data archives. In addition, the Summer School offers participants the opportunity to network with other researchers, international experts, and practitioners across disciplinary and national boundaries.
The Summer School will take place at the Grand Hotel Continental in Tirrenia, Italy during the week beginning 8 June 2008. We hope that the audience will be, as it has been in the past, mainly young researchers and professionals with an interest in the topic of digital curation and preservation. 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 Grand Hotel Continental in Tirrenia, is located on the fabulous golden sand beaches about ten kilometres from Pisa with a pine graced nature reserve nearby and views of the mountains. Tirrenia has frequent public connections to Pisa itself. The rooms for lectures and breakout groups provide an evocative and pleasant atmosphere. Onsite accommodation is available.
Lecturers will reside at the Grand Hotel Continental. This will give students ample opportunities to get 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 Summer School.
Accommodation and meals at the Summer School venue will be provided for all recipients of DCC, Feltrinelli Foundation, HATII, or DPE sponsored student bursaries.
For all other registrants, we have negotiated a special discounted rate with the Grand Hotel Continental for Summer School participants. A rate of 120 Euros per night for single occupancy and 180 Euros per night for double occupancy is available for participants from the evening of the 8th of June to the morning of the 14th of June. This rate includes full-board. Upon receipt of your registration payment, you will receive details on how to book your accommodation at the heavily discounted rate.
How to Get There
Getting to Tirrenia is relatively easy with direct flights from many UK and European cities to Pisa:
For those who register prior to May 16th 2008, registration fees are 200 Euros. Registration fees for those who register after May 16th will be 400 Euros. Registration fees include pre-course reader, course materials, evening reception (Sunday 8th June), Summer School dinner (Thursday 12th June), morning and afternoon coffee and tea each day, and lunch each day.
University students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers can access a limited number of DCC, Feltrinelli Foundation, HATII, or DPE sponsored student bursaries which cover tuition fees, single-occupancy accommodation, and full-board at the conference venue. These bursaries will be granted on a first come, first served policy. Please refer to our bursary terms and conditions for more details.
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, 8 June 2008
18:30: Overview of the Summer School and Introduction to the Lecturers
19:30: Evening Reception
Monday, 9 June 2008
9:00 - 12:45: Introduction to Data Curation and Preservation Challenges, Seamus Ross
14:00 - 17:30: Metadata Approaches for Digital Preservation, Priscilla Caplan
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
9:00 - 12:45: Approaches to Preservation and Curation, Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands
14:00 - 17:30: Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Preservation Methods, Andi Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
TRAME Project and Feltrinelli Foundation Seminar on Preservation State of the Art, Chaired by Vilma Karvelyte (DigitalPreservationEurope and Faculty of Communication Vilnius University)
08:00 - 08:10, 'Welcome', (Chiara Daniele, FELTRINELLI Foundation)
08:10 - 09:30, 'What is 'nestor'?: The German Approach to Digital Preservation' (Beate Sturm and Sven Vlaeminck, SUB Goettingen)
09:30 - 09:50, Coffee Break
09:55 - 11:00, 'Authenticity and OAIS: The CASPAR Model and InterPARES Principles' (Prof Maria Guercio, University of Urbino)
11:00 - 12:00, 'Digital Curation Education: Building Sustainable Programmes' (Prof Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
12:00 - 13:00, Buffet Lunch
13:00 - 14:00, 'Digital Audit Framework Development Project' (Sarah Jones, HATII and DCC at the University of Glasgow)
14:00 - 14:45, 'DigitalPreservationEurope, WePreserve, and Awareness Raising' (Prof Seamus Ross, HATII at the University of Glasgow)
14:45 - 15:15, Coffee Break
15:15 - 17:30, Small Group Peripatetic Discussions on Preservation State of the Art
Thursday, 12 June 2008
9:00 - 12:45: Current and Emerging Scientific Data Curation Practices, Michael Day, UKOLN
14:00 - 17:30: Registries and File Formats, Manfred Thaller, University of Cologne
Friday, 13 June 2008
9:00 - 12:45: Repository Models: From Experimentation to Services, Stephen Grace, eResearch Centre at King's College London)
14:00 - 17:30: Mechanisms for Assessing Preservation Service Performance: DRAMBORA, TRAC, and nestor, Perla Innocenti, HATII
(All morning and afternoon session timings include 30 minutes for coffee or tea breaks.)
- Priscilla Caplan, Florida Center for Library Automation
- Michael Day, UKOLN
- Maria Guercio, University of Urbino & CASPAR
- Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands
- Perla Innocenti, HATII at the University of Glasgow
- Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
- Seamus Ross, HATII at the University of Glasgow
- Manfred Thaller, University of Cologne
- Vilma Karvelyte, Faculty of Communication Vilnius University
- Chiara Daniele, FELTRINELLI Foundation
- Beate Sturm, SUB Goettingen
- Sven Vlaeminck, SUB Goettingen
- Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Sarah Jones, HATII and DCC at the University of Glasgow
By the end of the Summer School, students will have:
- gained an appreciation of the issues surrounding digital preservation within the context of institutions working with documents and data;
- 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 an evening reception on Sunday, June 8th and to a social dinner on the evening of Thursday June 12th.
If you have any further queries or require additional information, please contact either:
- Prof. Seamus Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Francesca Borri
Via Moruzzi, 1
56124 Pisa, Italy
Tel: +39 050 315 3470
Fax: +39 050 315 3464