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Symposium on Digital Preservation

From: Linda West <linda_west>
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2002
RLG-JISC Selection and Collaboration in Digital Preservation
Library of Congress, Washington DC
24-25 March 2003

This 1.5-day joint symposium, sponsored by RLG and the UK Joint
Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by the Library of
Congress, will address the critical issues of selection and
collaboration in preserving digital materials.

Digital preservation is an international issue with many
transferable lessons. Leading speakers from the USA and Europe will
describe their experiences and future plans. Through presentations,
discussions and breakout groups, participants will have
opportunities to contrast different approaches, consider which
approaches will be relevant for their own institution and interests,
and further explore opportunities for collaboration in digital
preservation across organizational and national boundaries. This
event is the latest in a series of collaborations between JISC and
RLG begun in 1996 and resulting in conferences, research projects
and publications.

Attendance at the conference itself will be free to staff of RLG
member institutions and UK HE/FE institutions but numbers are
limited and early booking is advised. We anticipate a small number
of places will also be made available to others to attend on a cost
recovery basis (nonmembers of UK HE/FE institutions or of RLG should
register their interest in attending on the conference web page).

Accommodation, travel and meals (other than conference lunches and
refreshments) will the responsibility of participants. A number of
hotel rooms will be available for booking by conference participants
at a discounted rate.

The outline program for the conference is as follows:

Day 1

    Registration and Coffee

    Welcome--Neil Beagrie, JISC and Mark Roosa, Library of Congress
    Opening Keynote: Why do we need selection models?--Reg Carr,
    University of Oxford

    Influences on Selection Decisions (National Perspectives)
    Panel chair: Maggie Jones, JISC

    *   From Form To Content, The New Selection Policy Of The
        National Library of the Netherlands, Anne Katrien Amse,
        Koninklijke Bibliotheek

    *   Building Universal Holdings: The Library of Congress
        Approach, Beacher Wiggins, Library of Congress

    *   [title: TBA], Clive Field, The British Library


    Blending Local Interests and Consortial Strengths
    Panel chair: Paul Conway, Duke University

    *   Focus: local structures and organizational issues, Dale
        Flecker, Harvard University

    *   Focus: Consortial strengths and benefits,, Sheila Anderson,
        Arts and Humanities Data Service

    Learning from Traditional Collaborative Models--Robin Dale, RLG

    Afternoon break
    Breakout groups
    Summarizing discussions
    Close (5 pm)

Day 2

    Welcome and Housekeeping

    Approaches to Content Selection
    Panel chair: Nancy Elkington

    *   Focus: electronic records, Kevin Ashley, University of
        London Computing Centre

    *   Focus: e-journals (JISC Journal Archiving Study), Neil
        Beagrie and Maggie Jones, JISC

    *   Harnessing the Web: The MINERVA Program at the Library of
        Congress, Diane Kresh, Library of Congress

    *   Focus: e-prints, Stephen Pinfield, University of Nottingham

    International Challenges
    Panel chair: Neil Beagrie, JISC

    *   International Challenges: What lies between global and
        local? Margaret Hedstrom, University of Michigan, School of

    *   National Libraries Consortium for Web Archiving, Michele
        Kimpton, Internet Archive

    *   Balancing Concerns of Libraries and the International
        Publisher, Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President, Strategy,

        Putting it all Together / Open Discussion

        Closing Keynote:  Clifford Lynch
        Close (1 pm)

Further details and registration are available online at

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