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Seminar on metadata in digital preservation

From: Swiss Editor <swiss.editor>
Date: Monday, June 2, 2003
Metadata in Digital Preservation
ERPANET Training Seminar
Marburg, Germany
Sep. 3-5, 2003

ERPANET <URL:> is pleased to announce its
training seminar on "Metadata in Digital Preservation". It will
discuss various perspectives on metadata to facilitate preservation,
issues on interoperability, the role of standards and schemas, costs
aspects, as well as other state-of-the-art developments. The
expertise of the speakers, together with the experiences and topics
to be discussed will offer seminar participants insight and a
framework for implementation of metadata in relation to digital

This three day training seminar, co-hosted by the 'Archivschule',
will be held in Marburg (Germany) on September 3-5, 2003.

This seminar is aimed at all people involved in the management of
digital information, IT- and metadata specialists, and preservation
staff from any community. The seminar will provide participants with
an overview of the many aspects of metadata, such as the different
roles, interoperability, standards, schemas, and cost aspects, and
will provide a firm basis for developing and implementing metadata

Programme and seminar focus

Opening: September, 3, 2003, 1:30 pm

    * principles and purposes of digital preservation metadata
    * metadata schemas
    * perspectives of different communities
    * interoperability
    * standards
    * cost/benefit aspects
    * implementation steps

Closing: September 5, 2003, 1:00 pm

During the 3 day seminar 4 sessions on different aspects will be
held with prominent experts. Expert speakers will include Michael
Day (UKOLN, University of Bath), Wendy Duff (University of Toronto,
Faculty of Information Studies), Steve Knight (National Library of
New Zealand), Heike Neuroth (Goettingen State and University
Library), Thomas Severiens (Institute for Science Networking
Oldenburg GmbH), and Andrew Wilson (National Archives of Australia).
These sessions will be followed by one discussion panel and two
practical sessions for discussion of issues indicated in the
briefing paper and sharing experiences between participants. The
seminar is designed to be as interactive as possible.

The registration fee is 150 Euros. You can register at
<URL:> For any additional information, please
contact <dutch.editor [at] erpanet__org>

Georg Buechler
ERPANET Content Editor
Swiss Federal Archives
Archivstrasse 24
CH-3003 Berne, Switzerland
+41 31 322 82 18
Fax: +41 31 322 78 23

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