Attn. New England DuraSpace Community: Preservation and Archiving Seminar & Networking Reception, Northeastern U, December 10, 2009

Fri, 2009-11-20 11:57 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Mountain View, CA Register today to join Sun Microsystems Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) and host Northeastern University for an information-packed day focused on open computing solutions and best practices in the digital preservation and archiving space.
Duraspace will lead two breakout sessions–one focused on the DuraCloud service, and one about DuraSpace Solution Communities that provide leadership, tools and coordination around critical community issues to establish the conditions in which collaboration can flourish to provide durable access to our digital heritage.
The day will focus on finding topics of mutual co-operation in the areas of Repositories, Digital Libraries, Data Curation, Management of eScience content, and Long-Term Preservation. Experts from Harvard University, Columbia University, MIT, Sun Microsystems, and other local institutions will discuss their projects and new technologies, including open storage, sustainable preservation architectures, and new reference architectures.
Agenda items will include:
Sun PASIG focus an global trends
Sun in education
Use cases presented by local institutions
Sun technology overview and reference architecture
Breakout sessions discussing partner solutions, Storage Archive Manager (SAM) and Infinite Archive System (IAS)
Sun’s PASIG (http://www.sun-pasig.ning.com/) community provides support for organizations challenged with preserving and archiving important research and cultural heritage materials. Founding members include The Alberta Library, The British Library, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and other leading global libraries and universities. This is the second PASIG-related regional conference directed at fostering local collaboration. Ideas and input from this conference will be incorporated into the semi-annual global PASIG events.
Space is limited and people must register to attend: https://www.suneventreg.com//cgi-bin/register.pl?EventID=2965

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