Palo Alto, CA PASIG, the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group, will January 11-13, 2012 in Austin at the AT&T Conference Center on the campus of University of Texas at Austin. This meeting represents the reincarnation of PASIG as an independent, community-led organization--open to and welcoming of practitioners, researchers, industry experts and vendors in the digital preservation and archiving field. We're excited by the depth of speakers and topics, and the energy from the community in putting together this exchange.
Early registration discounts expire TODAY Wednesday, 11/30. Registration is $200 through November 30, 2011, and $325 thereafter. The room block at the AT&T Executive Conference Center is available on a first come, first served basis. Alternative hotels are listed on the web site.
- Gordon Bell, Microsoft Research
- Jay Boisseau, Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
- Jay Verkler, CEO of Family Search
- Mike Wash, CIO of NARA
- Digital Preservation Bootcamp -- an optional, introductory session on digital preservation issues, concepts and tools
- Longterm Digital Preservation Storage Futures
- Preservation Research, Breakthroughs and Futures
- Practitioners Knowledge Exchange
- Lightning Talks "from the Field"
- Domain Deep Dive: Media Preservation
- Research Data: Management, Preservation and Archiving
- Governance, Audit, Standards & Maturity Models
- Supercomputing & Digital Preservation
- Cloud-Based Preservation Services
Day 1: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Digital Preservation Bootcamp
Training in concepts, issues, tools, strategies & approaches for Digital Preservation and Archiving. This half day block of training sessions will focus on an introduction to the field and needs in digital preservation, and give attendees a foundation of concepts, terminology, standards and tools used broadly in the field. This half day of “Digital Preservation 101” is open to practitioners of all levels, but will be targeted specifically for those looking to gain exposure to the field.
Registration & Lunch
1 PM - PASIG Begins
PASIG Welcome & Introduction to Steering Group
Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist - Stanford University
Long-term Digital Preservation Storage Futures
A state-of-the-art review of storage technology and industry trends with a focus on applying these developments to the unique needs of digital preservation and archiving, and systems at scale. Speakers will include:
Preservation Research, Breakthroughs and Futures
Current developments and trends in digital preservation research and practice.
4:45 - 5:30 PM
Plenary - Jay Boisseau, Director of TACC - Texas Advanced Computing Center
Under Jay Boisseau's leadership, TACC has grown in size and stature to become one of the leading academic advanced computing centers in the US. Boisseau initiated a strong and growing research and development program at TACC while enhancing the computational resources to provide world-class capabilities, culminating in the recent award to TACC of the largest NSF award in UT Austin history: $59 million to acquire one of the most powerful computing system in the world in 2007 and to support US open research for four years.
Jay Verkler, Family Search (TBC)
“Putting it all together for content that matters.”
Preservation & Archiving Architectures and Operations: Practitioners Knowledge Exchange.
Structured presentation and comparison of preservation systems design and operation. Detailed overviews of PASIG community members' systems, operating practices, and lessons learned.
Participatory presentations on late breaking developments, compelling breakthroughs or burning issues from the PASIG Community (archives & industry; practitioners and thought-leaders).
Domain Deep Dive: Media Preservation
Research Data Management, Archiving and Preservation
Governance, Audit, Standards and Maturity
Mike Wash - NARA CIO
6:30 - 9 PM
Day 3: Friday, January 13
Plenary - Gordon Bell, Microsoft Research.
Gordon is a principal researcher in the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Laboratory, working in the San Francisco Laboratory. His interests include extreme life-logging, digital lives, preserving everything in cyberspace, and cloud computing as a new computer class and platform. He proselytizes Jim Gray’s Fourth Paradigm of Science.
Digital Preservation & Supercomputing
The intersection and opportunities of supercomputing facilities and services with digital preservation and archiving.
Cloud-Based Preservation Platforms and Services
Tapping cloud-based services for local preservation needs in storage, computing and services.
Optional Open Sessions & Parallel Tracks
- Working Groups for Domains- Continued discussions in Media, Research Data, Formats, Storage- Self-organizing working groups for Medical, Government, Corporate archives- Vendor Product Demos & Consultations- PASIG Steering Group Wrap Up & Future Plans