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Keynotes, Sessions, Agenda for Preservation & Archiving Special Interest Group Jan. 11-13, 2012

From Tom Cramer, Chair, Preservation & Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), Chief Technology Strategist & Associate Director, Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources

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. 

Conference registration and hotel information is online at:
Speakers and Agenda
The meeting will feature the best elements of past meetings, with a heavy emphasis on practitioners' concerns of preservation strategies, best practices, storage, engineering, architectures, and operation of preservation and archiving systems, at scale. The Austin meeting will feature keynotes by: 
  • 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
and in depth sessions on...
  • 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
A full agenda for the meeting is below. 
The Oracle Storage Archive Manager (SAM) User Group will be holding a separate, free meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at the conference center. Contact Art Pasquinelli> for details. 
Special thanks to our sponsors for making this vendor-independent PASIG possible (Family Search, Microsoft Research, Tessella, and Oracle), as well as the conference hosts, University of Texas Libraries, Texas Digital Library, and Stanford University. 
PASIG Austin - Full Agenda as of November 28, 2011
Final times and speakers to be confirmed.

Day 1: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
8:00 AM

8:30 AM
Bootcamp Welcome

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. 

Led by William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition) and Don Post (IMERGE Consulting) with Tom Cramer, David Giaretta, Mark Evans, and other invited tutors. 
Digital Preservation -- Things I wish someone had told me before I started
Digital Preservation in theory and practice
The Same But Different: data storage, business continuity management and preservation
OAIS and Emerging Standards: what does success look like? 
Round Table
Wrangling Digital Chaos: characterisation and ingest
Preservation Metadata: it's not just for finding things
How to Avoid Reinventing the Wheel: procurement and outsourcing
Round Table discussion
Registration & Lunch

1 PM - PASIG Begins

PASIG Welcome & Introduction to Steering Group
Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist - Stanford University

1:15 PM 
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:
Raymond Clarke, Introduction & Chair 
Senior Enterprise Storage Consultant/Long-term Digital Preservation Strategist - Oracle Corporation
Inaugural Vice Chair and on-going Board Member of the former SNIA Data Management Forum
Leah Schoeb
Chair, SNIA Green Storage Initiative
Performance Specialist & Sr. Technical Marketing Manager - VMware, Inc
Michael Petersen
Founder, past President and Chief Strategy Advocate for SNIA
Cloud Long-term Retention Standards Strategists
Information Services Consultant, Author - Imerge Consulting
Chris Wood
Marketing Analyst and Author
Senior Product & Solutions Development Specialist - Oracle Corporation
Gary Francis
Senior Director, Storage - Oracle Corporation

3:45 PM 
Preservation Research, Breakthroughs and Futures
Current developments and trends in digital preservation research and practice.  

SCAPE -- Scalable Preservation Environments
Bram Van der Werf, Executive Director - Open Planets Foundation
New Formats for Preservation
Microsoft Research
Preservation Best Practices - Now and Future
Don Post - iMerge Consulting

4:45 - 5:30 PM
PASIG Keynote
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.

Evening Reception, AT&T Executive Center
Day 2: Thursday, January 12

8:30 AM
Jay Verkler, Family Search (TBC)
“Putting it all together for content that matters.” 

9:15 AM
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.
Family Search - Preservation Systems at Scale 
Library of Congress - NAVCC - Carl Watts
Novant Health Care - Robert Dick
The French National Library (BnF) SPAR: From Design to Operations 
Thomas Ledoux - Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

11 AM
Lightning Talks
Participatory presentations on late breaking developments, compelling breakthroughs or burning issues from the PASIG Community (archives & industry; practitioners and thought-leaders).


1 PM
Domain Deep Dive: Media Preservation

Preservation of Audiovisual Material as the National Cultural Heritage Institute
Ernst Van Velzen, CIO - Dutch Sound and Vision Institute
Technical, Structural and Preservation Metadata for Digital Media Preservation 
Kara van Malssen, Senior Consultant - AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS)
Media Preservation at Indiana: Splicing Together the Scholarly Data Archive, AV Materials and Institutional Infrastructure
Jon Dunn, Kurt Seiffert - University of Indiana

2:00 PM 
Research Data Management, Archiving and Preservation

Data Management Planning
Reagan Moore - University of North Carolina
UCSD's Research Cyberinfrastructure for Curation and Preservation
David Minor - San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego
Commodity Services for Hosting Research Databases: 
A Case Study in BRISSkit (Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software Services)
Dr. Jonathan Tedds, Senior Research Liaison Manager
Astronomical Surveys & e-Research, University of Leicester
Data Management Planning and Digital Curation Services
California Digital Library

3:45 PM
Governance, Audit, Standards and Maturity

Don Post, Introduction & Session Chair
Measuring Capacity for Digital Preservation: A Maturity Model
Dr. Charles Dollar
Standards and Best Practices for Digital Preservation: What's Next
David Giaretta - Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science Network

4:30 PM
Closing Plenary
Mike Wash - NARA CIO 

6:30 - 9 PM 

Dinner, Texas State History Museum

Day 3: Friday, January 13

8:30 AM 
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.

9:15 AM 
Digital Preservation & Supercomputing
The intersection and opportunities of supercomputing facilities and services with digital preservation and archiving.
CINES: Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data
Olivier Rouchon - Centre Informatique National de l'Enseignement Supérieur (CINES)
Scientific Data Repositories and Cyberinfrastructure at NERSC
Jason Hick - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Supercomputing for Mass Digitization and Preservation 
Jozef Dzivak, Director and CIO, Conservation and Digitalization Center - National Library of Slovakia
Digital Preservation and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
Dan Stanzione - TACC

11 AM
Cloud-Based Preservation Platforms and Services
Tapping cloud-based services for local preservation needs in storage, computing and services.

DuraCloud Direct-to-Researcher (DTR) Preservation Services
Jonathan Markow, Chief Strategy Officer - DuraCloud
Cloud-based Services for Preservation
Natasha Milic-Frayling - Microsoft Research
Cloud Services Implementation -- A Proof of Concept
Mark Evans, Tessella
SDSC Cloud Storage Services
Richard Moore, Deputy Director - San Diego Supercomputer Center
SNIA's Cloud Archive & Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) 
Mark Carlson, Chair, SNIA Technical Working Committee
Cloud Technology Standards and Strategies Consultant - Oracle Corporation

12:30 PM

1:30 PM
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