Open DELOS Seminar on Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation
A two-day seminar for digital preservation specialists and practitioners
National Library of Estonia, Tallinn
4th and 5th September 2006
The DELOS Digital Preservation Cluster is pleased to announce that it will be presenting results from the work of the Cluster at an open seminar in Tallinn, Estonia. The seminar is being co-hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Business Archives, and will be held at the National Library of Estonia.
The DELOS Digital Preservation Cluster (DELOS DPC) is working towards four strategic goals:
- To eliminate the duplication of effort between research activities by creating an integrating framework to co-ordinate and promote research and projects and to enable identification, collection, and sharing of knowledge and expertise.
- To examine core issues that will deliver essential guidelines, methods, and tools to enable the construction of preservation functionality within digital library activities and deliverables are created.
- The establishing of testbeds and validation metrics. These will provide a framework for testing preservation strategies, for establishing the preservation worthiness of digital library implementations, and create greater comparability between research and implementation activities.
- To relate the digital preservation research agenda more directly to the development of exploitable product opportunities and to develop links with the industrial sectors.
Initial Digital Preservation Cluster results will be presented at this seminar, including the testbed framework for digital preservation experiments. The testbed will examine modelling preservation activity, including preservation activity in digital library design, and the development of a digital library reference model. Other invited presentations will include discussions of digital preservation issues from the library (National Libraries of New Zealand and Estonia) and archive perspectives (National Archives of Estonia). The full seminar timetable is described below.
Monday, 4 September 2006
Chair: Raivo Ruusalepp (Estonian Business Archives)
13:00 - 13:45: Arrival, registration, coffee
13:45 - 14:00: Welcome and opening (Raivo Ruusalepp, Estonian Business Archives)
14:15 - 14:45: Delos digital preservation cluster: activities and results (Prof. Seamus Ross, HATII, University of Glasgow)
14:45 - 15:30: Delos report Framework for Testbed for digital preservation experiment (Prof. Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, and Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands)
15:30 - 16:00: Coffee
16:00 - 16:45: Preservation Modelling (Prof. Manfred Thaller, Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Informationsverarbeitung, Universität zu Köln)
16:45 - 17:15: Digital preservation problems in a library (Liina Enok, National Library of Estonia)
17:15 - 17:45: Panel-led Discussion (Seamus Ross, Liina Enok, Manfred Thaller, and Andreas Rauber)
Tuesday, 5 September 2006
Chair: Hans Hofman (National Archives of the Netherlands)
8:45 - 9:15: Coffee
9:15 - 10:00: Digital Library Reference Model, TBA (DELOS)
10:00 - 11:00: National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) Programme at the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mãtauranga o Aotearoa) (Steve Knight, Digital Innovation Services, National Library of New Zealand)
11:00 - 11:30: Coffee
11:30 - 12:15: Encapsulate or not? Wrapping records in their metadata (Leeni Langebraun and Kuldar Aas, National Archives of Estonia)
12:15 - 12:50: Panel-led Discussion (Steve Knight, Leeni Langebraun)
12:50: Closing comments (Prof. Seamus Ross)
The seminar will be held at the National Library of Estonia, Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn. Further directions and a route planner can be found using the interactive map of Tallinn. View a comprehensive list of accommodation in Tallinn.
Participation in this seminar is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited to 50.
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