[Humanist] 23.174 events: digital preservation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Jul 19 08:33:18 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 174.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 11:56:16 +0300 (EEST)
        From: dobreva at math.bas.bg
        Subject: Planets Training Event in Digital Preservation in Sofia, Bulgaria,16-18 September 2009


Deadline for applications extended to Wednesday 29 July 2009

‘Digital Preservation – The Planets Way’: Strategies for Central and
Eastern Europe

Outreach and training event organised by Planets project
Date: 16-18 September 2009
Venue: Arena di Serdica hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria

Website: http://www.planets-project.eu/events/sofia-2009/

Contact: sofia-grants at planets-project.eu

Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services)
will host a three-day outreach and training event at the Arena di
Serdica hotel in Sofia on 16-18 September 2009.
The project has joined forces with the Central European Initiative to
offer 15 bursary places to participants from nine countries to attend
the event.  Participants from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and
Ukraine are eligible for this support.

This will be the first major specialist digital preservation event
targeted at information and preservation professionals from Eastern
and Central Europe, and is designed for CEOs, Heads of IT, and
preservation / curation / IT staff from collection, education, memory
and heritage institutions across the Central and Eastern European

‘Digital Preservation – the Planets Way’ will explore the case for
preservation of digital objects, the actions required, and the Planets
solutions to the issues.  The first day of the event will focus on the
challenges of digital preservation and introduce the Planets tools and
services.  On days two and three delegates will gain hands-on
experience of working with Planets and a scenario (sample collection)
to develop a preservation plan and preserve digital objects.  The
event will include plenty of opportunity for discussion and the
sharing of ideas and best practice.  Lectures, workshops and
discussions will be provided by distinguished experts from the EU: we
anticipate the team of lecturers and workshop leaders will include
specialists from the British Library, HATII at the University of
Glasgow, National Archive of the Netherlands, Vienna University of
Technology, University of Cologne, and the Austrian National Library.

You can see full details about the bursary scheme at:
You should submit your completed application by 17:30 CET on Wednesday
29 July.  If you have any questions about the scheme, please e-mail us
at: sofia-grants at planets-project.eu.

We hope you will join us to experience how the tools and methods
developed by the Planets project can assist in developing and
sustaining your long-term digital preservation strategy.

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