DC Area Sept. 24: Sun Digital Preservation and Archiving Seminar and Networking Reception

Fri, 2009-08-28 11:15 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Mountainview, CA Save the date! You are cordially invited to join Sun Microsystems Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) and host George Washington University–Sept. 24, 2009 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm with a networking reception to immediately follow–for a day focused on open computing solutions and best practices in the digital preservation and archiving space. The event will be held at George Washington University, Melvin Gelman Library.
Sun’s PASIG 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, Johns Hopkins University, and other leading global libraries and universities.
The goal of this meeting is to find out how local institutions can work together and share best practices between themselves and also optimize the use of Sun Microsystems technologies, Education programs, and communities. The Sun PASIG (http://www.sun-pasig.ning.com) grew out of Sun’s fifteen year commitment to the Library community and has focused on sharing best practices among global thought-leaders in Digital Libraries and Archiving over the last three years. This will be the first PASIG-related regional conference directed at fostering local collaboration ever held. Ideas and input from this meeting will be incorporated into the semi-annual global PASIG event in San Francisco October 7-9.
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 Johns Hopkins U., the Library of Congress, George Washington U., Sun Microsystems, and other local institutions will discuss their projects and new technologies around open storage, sustainable preservation architectures, and new reference architectures.
Registration information to follow: http://www.sun-pasig.ning.com.

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