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Getting Started in Digital Preservation (York)

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Getting Started in Digital Preservation - YORK

15th April 2011

Following on from the very successful 'Decoding the Digital' conference, the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition are delighted to invite you to the last of four events designed to raise awareness of digital preservation issues, increase involvement with digital preservation activities and sign-post the support and resources available to help you on your way. This event provides an introduction to digital preservation, builds an understanding of the risks to digital materials, includes practical sessions to help you apply digital preservation planning and tools, and features speakers sharing their own experience of putting digital preservation into practice.


Who should come?

The sessions are aimed at librarians, archivists and collection managers in all sectors and in all sizes of institution who want to find out more about digital preservation and the implications for their organisation of having to retain, manage and provide ongoing access to large quantities of digital material. Throughout the day participants will gain confidence in addressing digital preservation issues and knowledge of achievable steps to put theory into practice and safeguard vulnerable digital content.


Where and when?

15th April 2011 (1030-1600), DPC Head Office, Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Heslington, York Yo10 5DG (SP1 on this map of the campus)


How do I get a place?

Please book by filling in the online registration form below before the 8th March 2011. Early booking is recommended. The event costs £25.00 (VAT exempt) but is FREE to DPC members. Click here for a list of current DPC members and click here to find out aboutjoining the DPC. If you are NOT a DPC Member please pay by one of the following methods. We don't issue invoices.

  1. BACS electronic transfer referencing name with the payment to; DPC Business Account, HSBC, 13 Parliament Street, YORK, YO1 8XS  Sort Code: 40-47-31   Account number: 13851613
  2. OR post a cheque payable to ‘DPC’ and posted to 'DPC, Innovation Centre, Science Park, Heslington, York YO10 5DG, UK'
  3. We can also accept cash payments on the day – with written confirmation in advance that you wish to pay this way.  We can issue a receipt..

Registration Form

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What if I can't make it?

Participants will be encouraged to tweet using the #starting_dp hashtag to create a live twitter feed from the event.


Programme outline

10.30 Welcome

10.35 Introducing digital preservation William Kilbride (DPC)

11.05 Small steps and lasting impact: making a start with preservation Beccy Shipman (University of Leeds)

11.35 Break

11.50 Risk assessment for digital preservation William Kilbride (DPC)

12.00 Exercise - risk assessment in practice

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Planning digital preservation Caroline Peach (BLPAC)

13.50 Group sessions: planning digital preservation

14.40 Break

15.00 Case study: experience of using digital preservation tools Jen Mitcham (Archaeology Data Service)

15.25 What's next: where to go from here and future directions Simon Wilson (University of Hull) Simon Wilson Handouts (pdf)

16.00 Close

Please contact carol (at) dpconline.org if you have any questions regarding this event