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Edinburgh Preserves

Edinburgh Preserves is delighted to announce details of our next learning and networking event.

This informal event will take place in National Records of Scotland’s West Register House. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about recent digital preservation initiatives from organisations within and beyond the greater Edinburgh area, over casual evening drinks and nibbles.

There will be a particularly international dimension this year, as we will be joined by visitors from the University of Marmara in Turkey, who have a particular interest in information management and digital preservation.

The event is aimed at anyone with an interest in all-things digital preservation e.g. recordkeeping professionals, technical staff, legal staff, senior managers etc.


  • 1600 Arrivals and refreshments
  • 1630 Welcome from NRS
  • 1640 ‘Choosing between Preservica and Archivematica for research data preservation’
    Sean Rippington, University of St Andrews
  • 1700 ‘The current state of play in information management in Turkey’
    Lale Ozdemir, University of Marmara
  • 1720 ‘Two new tools for getting started with digital preservation’
    Penny Wright and Ruth Marr, Skills for the Future Trainees, SCA/NRS
  • 1740 ‘Update on digital preservation progress at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’
    Dr. Elspeth Haston, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • 1800 Further refreshments and networking
  • 1830 Close


Attendance is free but places are limited: please register at Eventbrite. Last year’s event at Edinburgh’s Museum on the Mound was very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment!


P.S. Folks may be interested in combining attendance at Edinburgh Preserves with another archives-themed event taking place at the Edinburgh Fringe on the same afternoon. Alternative Facts: Is the Truth in the Archives? is a spoken word event featuring Rachel Hosker, Archives Manager at the University of Edinburgh, and will take place between 13:50 and 14:50 in New Town Theatre, a very short stroll from West Register House.

Image of West Register House © Copyright Sarah Charlesworthand licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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PASIG 2017 Oxford 11-13 September

PASIG is a place to share practical experiences, successes, pain points, and, increasingly, a forum for fostering coordination and collaboration to enable the most effective use of our resources. Join us at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this Autumn as the international digital preservation community gathers for three days of exchange and sharing.

PASIG is hosted this year by Bodleian Libraries & Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC). 

About PASIG 

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience in a vendor-neutral forum on how to put preservation and archiving into practice, including:

  • guidelines, best practice, assessment/audit criteria and standards,
  • architectures, designs, workflows and deployments,
  • tools, systems and services,
  • trends, directions and emerging products/solutions,
  • case studies, reviews and practical findings, and
  • comparisons and choices such as community or proprietary, onsite or hosted, customised or standardised solutions.


As a forum, PASIG provides its participants three main benefits:

  • Connecting practitioners with each other to share information, designs, and best practices.
  • Connecting practitioners and vendors, to both inform market & product development, and help practitioners make the most of the best systems, components and expertise that technology and service companies can offer.
  • Advancing the state of understanding, knowledge and practice of digital preservation and archiving among stakeholders worldwide, regardless of size, industry, content or relative maturity.


For the full Conference Programme (draft) see the official event page.




£150 Early Bird (until 18 August 2017)

£200 Full Price

£75 Bootcamp day ticket only - 11 September 2017


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