22 June 2017 | 10:00 - 16:00 (UK) York | De Grey Rooms

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Emulation has steadily grown in acceptance as a key tool in ensuring access to digital data. It's strength lies in recreating some of the original context in which digital data was first created and accessed and its ideal for addressing complex interactive content. But it's also seen as a complicated, technical and often confusing approach. So what is emulation? How does it work? How can you put it into practice? And where will this technology take us in the future?

The Digital Preservation Coalition is excited to bring you a new briefing day that will seek to answer these and many more questions on this rich preservation topic. Our members asked us to combine some of our events together to make planning and travel an easier proposition. As with last year, we're scheduling our annual members networking event - Connecting the Bits - alongside a briefing day on one of the meatier topics you asked us to explore with you in 2017. This time round its all about emulation, and we're aiming to make this an exciting and informative event for anyone considering how emulation could fit into their organisation's preservation capability.

Presentations will:

  • Explain the basics of what emulation is and how it works
  • Illustrate the process of emulating digital content - a getting started guide to using emulation
  • Provide a state of the art analysis of where emulation currently is as a preservation technology
  • Demonstrate how emulation is being used to preserve access to digital content
  • Examine some of the challenges and opportunities that are on the horizon

Who should come?

These workshops will interest:

  • Collections managers, librarians, curators and archivists in all institutions
  • IT managers and procurement managers in memory institutions
  • Records managers in institutions with a need for long-lived data
  • CIOs and CTOs in organisations with commercial intellectual property
  • Vendors and developers with digital preservation solutions
  • Researchers with interests in research data management

Outline programme* 

  • 1000    Arrive/Register
  • 1030    Welcome and introduction to emulation as a process
  • 1115    Examples of emulation in use as a preservation technology
  • 1245    Lunch
  • 1330    Emulation: A demonstration.
  • 1415    Key challenges and opportunities
  • 1500    Tea and Coffee
  • 1530    Roundtable
  • 1600    Close

*subject to change. Speakers to be confirmed.

Registration

Registration is free for members of the DPC and £275 for non-members. There is a limit of 3 places per member (incl. consortia and membership organisations) and these will be available on a 'first come, first served' basis. Additional registrations will be accepted but will be placed on the wait list until registration closes a week before the event, at which time they will be distributed equally amongst members.

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The event is expected to fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended. DPC members can claim their free place by entering the discount code DPCMEMBER.

Cancellations will be accepted until one week before the event, a 'no show' fee of £275 will be charged for those who cancel after this time.


 Image created by Jørgen Stamp www.digitalbevaring.dk

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