30 November 2017 | 09:30 - 13:30 (GMT) Glasgow | The Talklab, 306, University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QE

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The University of Glasgow and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) welcome you to celebrate International Digital Preservation Day at Aye Preserve on the 30 November. At the end of the session, the DPC will launch the Bit List of Digitally Endangered Species.

Aye Preserve brings together individuals undertaking digital preservation in the west of Scotland and wider afield. The half-day event provides an occasion to discuss challenges and solutions and to share experiences across a network of organisations. Attendees will hear from fellow digital preservationists and will also be invited to ask questions and share their own experiences at an open session.

The launch of the Bit List will reveal the digitally endangered species identified by the international digital preservation community over the past 3 months. These species are collections of digital content critically threatened by extinction – due to risks such as unprecedented challenges or lack of ownership.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided at the close of the session.


More about International Digital Preservation Day

International Digital Preservation Day is held on the last Thursday of every November. This year, the first ever International Digital Preservation Day, will draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained, and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials. The aim of the day is to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – business, policy making, personal good practice.


Draft Programme

Please check back for updates as speakers are confirmed.

09.30 Tea, Coffee, and Registration
10.00 Welcome and Introduction
10.15 Digital Preservation in a Nutshell
10.45 Case Study
11.00 Case Study
11.15 Questions and Conclusions
11.25 Open Session (floor open to all attendees)
11.45 Launch of Bit List
12.15 Lunch

Follow the event and share your thoughts on social media using the hashtags #IDPD17 for International Digital Preservation Day & #AyePreserve for west of Scotland-based digital preservation!


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