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REGISTRATION OPEN for Sun PASIG Event in San Francisco

In October of 2007 Sun Microsystems convened the first Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group to bring leaders together to develop best practices for digital archiving:
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The spring PASIG is set to meet in San Francisco May 27-29, 2008. You may register here.  Fedora Commons community members will be featured:

During day one Sun PASIG overviews will highlight innovative use cases and storage solutions:

• Oxford - Neil Jeffries, R&D Project Manager, Oxford University Libraries, University of Oxford
French National Library (BNF) – Thomas Ledoux, Software Engineer, French National Library (BNF)
• Fedora – Sandy Payette, Executive Director, Fedora Commons will present an update of Fedora repository platform advances.

Day two will focus on overviews, issues and trends.

• Ian Dolphin – Head of eStrategy, The University of Hull will present, “Storage and Data Management Trends,” an overview of European repository and preservation activity with particular reference to current UK developments and will also participate in a Storage Trends Panel Discussion.
• Andrew Treolar, Director, Australian National Data Service (ANDS) Establishment Project, will present, “Towards the Data Commons - Building the Australian National Data Service.” The Australian National Data Service is a federally funded initiative to provide a coordinated national approach to research data management. This presentation will describe the vision for ANDS, how it is structured and the deliverables planned for the first year of operation.
• Carl Grant, CARE Affiliates, will lead the Preservation Working Group. The group will focus on leading edge use cases and references for long-term preservation. There will be much discussion on OAIS architectures. The goal of this group is to set out replicable best practices in preservation.