Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in Long-Term Digital Preservation
Conference 30 Nov - 1 Dec, Wellcome Centre, London, UK
Preserving digital objects, and ensuring their continued accessibility, use and reuse over the long term within a rapidly changing digital environment, have increasingly become a priority for many organisations and sectors in recent years. The impact of change, be it technological, semantic or cultural, has demanded research to develop solutions that are fit for a range of different preservation environments and practices.
This conference will take a closer look at what research is being carried out as regards the challenge of changing environments, and what solutions are being proposed in support of practitioners in the field. New collaborations between different disciplines have yielded interesting perspectives and provided stimulating insights for new approaches to managing and dealing with change in digital environments.
PERICLES, an FP7 EU-funded research project, has been developing an approach that addresses both the active life of digital objects and the impact of change on the ability to preserve digital objects and data. The project consortium invites you to join us for this conference to discuss approaches and solutions representing different perspectives, contexts and practices, proposed not only by PERICLES but by a range of other projects and initiatives.
Who should attend?
The conference is aimed at those engaged in developing digital preservation policies, strategies and procedures, in researching solutions for practice, and in establishing digital preservation infrastructures and workflows. This includes system developers, providers and procurers, preservation researchers, and people interested in seeing systems and tools that address their needs and environment.
The conference will take place on two consecutive days, 30 November and 1 December 2016, with a range of panel discussions and workshops addressing the main topics and themes of the conference.
The event is carried out in association with the Digital Preservation Awards 2016, which will take place on the evening of 30 November. We are very grateful for the invaluable support and contribution from DPC.
Preliminary conference programme
Day 1 – “Beyond OAIS?”
10:00 Keynote: Kara Van Malssen (AVPreserve, USA)
10:30-12:30 Panel session with Barbara Reed (Monash - Recordskeeping Innovation Ltd, AUS), Barbara Sierman (National Library, NL), Pip Laurenson (Tate/PERICLES).
Facilitator: William Kilbride (DPC)
14:00-17:00 Parallel workshops will be covering topics from “active life”, “capability gap and maturity models”, and “ontology-supported preservation” in collaboration with Matthew Addis (Arkivum), Barbara Reed, Dan Gillean and Justin Simpson (Artefactual, CA).
The ceremony of the Digital Preservation Awards 2016 will be held in the evening - see http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/awards/2016-digital-preservation-awards for further details.
Day 2 – “Preparing for Change”
10:00 Keynote: Matthew Addis (Arkivum)
10:30-12:30 Panel session with Justin Simpson (Artefactual), Jean-Yves Vion-Dury (Xerox/PERICLES), and others to be confirmed.
14:00-17:00 Parallel workshops will be covering topics from “applied policy modelling”, “automated management support” and “digital ecosystems and change management”.
For more details and future updates please visit: http://pericles-project.eu/page/conference
N.B. For the legacy of the conference, there will be a professional photographer and filming taking place during the conference. Attendees of the conference consent to being photographed or filmed incidentally and to the PERICLES publication or broadcast of any such photographs or film.
Satellite event - Day 3
We invite all interested parties to join our technical workshop on 2 December 2016 on implementing ontologies into workflow scenarios at the same venue. The workshop in particular hopes to engage both technical developers and service providers, and practitioners and preservation researchers, to collaborate in the explorative work groups in the afternoon.