Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation: A One Day workshop
6 December 2000, York England
Preservation 2000: An International Conference on the Preservation and Long Term Accessibility of Digital Materials
7/8 December 2000, York, England
Sponsored by The Cedars Project (JISC funded), Research Libraries Group and OCLC in association with the UK Office for Library Networking
As we enter the new millennium, many organisations and individuals share
concerns about our ability to bring with us the
vast array of digital materials accumulated in libraries, archives, museums and other cultural and heritage organisations. Preservation 2000 promises to bring together experts and enthusiasts from a variety of disciplines and organisations to discuss and debate recent advances in this critical area. This state of the art conference will make the most of both the interdisciplinary and international dimensions which are key to facing the challenges imposed by long term access to digital
The aim of the conference is to facilitate meaningful dialogue between the wide array of organisations and individuals currently working with digital archives and preservation. The main goal for the conference is to share, disseminate and discuss current key issues concerning the preservation of digital materials.
The conference will focus the programme around three main strands:
A call for papers was issued earlier this year and reviewing is now taking place. A provisional programme will be available in early August which is likely to include:
Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation: A One-Day workshop, 6 December 2000
In addition, a one-day workshop will be held in conjunction with the conference which will focus on the necessary information infrastructure for preserving digital materials over the long term. This intensive day will include presentations and papers on current work in digital preservation metadata and standards for description as well as provide an opportunity for those interested in the area to participate in discussions and debate concerning developments in this key area. A maximum of 60 places are available for the workshop.