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Preservation at Scale Workshop at iPres

There is still time to register for iPres 2013 <> to be held in in Lisbon, Portugal Sept. 2-6.  If you are attending consider participating in Workshop 5–Preservation at Scale which will be held during the afternoon of September 5 and morning of September 6.  There is a great line-up of speakers and plenty of time for discussion among colleagues also wrestling with the issues of scale (hardware, software, policies, organizational structure, etc.)

Speakers and topics include:

1. Marcel Ras, Program manager International e-Depot, Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Caroline van Wijk: "Balancing between technique, organization, roles and long-term strategies"

2. Andrea Goethals, Manager of Digital Preservation and Repository Services, Harvard University: "Challenges and lessons learned in migrating an entire repository"

3. Maureen Pennock, Digital Preservation Manager at The British Library: "Organizational perspectives on strategy and non-technical issues"

4. David Rosenthal, Chief Scientist, LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries: "Economics and operational issues in distributed preservation at scale"

5. Ross King, Chairman of the Board of the Open Planets Foundation: "The SCAPE Project"

6. Vinay Cheruku, Director of Content Management Systems, Portico & JSTOR: "Scaling Up - issues and solutions"

7. Tobias Steinke, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek: "Ingest levels for handling preservation of different object types in a large collection"

8. Tim Dilauro, IT Architect, Digital Research & Curation Center, The Johns Hopkins University: "Lessons learned at the Data Conservancy and Johns Hopkins University Library"

9. Lars Bjornshauge, Managing Director at DOAJ: "Challenges in preserving OA content and the long tail of very small publishers"

10. Peter Burnhill, Director of Edina: "Using The Keepers Registry To Assist Collaboration Between Keepers"

The full agenda is available here:, in the workshop Google Docs space:

If you cannot make it, please follow along on Twitter at #presatscale.

Contact Amy Kirchhoff (, Sheila Morrissey (, or Marcel Ras ( for more information.