Workshop: Digital preservation sustainability on the EU policy level

United Kingdom - London

8 September 2014 - DCH-RP dissemination events


In the framework of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) the APARSEN and SCAPE projects will co-organize a workshop with the title
'Digital preservation sustainability on the EU policy level', where DCH-RP will has a stall.

8th September 2014, from 13:00 to 17:00

City University - London, United Kingdom

Click here to register for the workshop. They can accommodate a total of 100 participants.
The workshop is free of charge. It is not necessary to register for the DL2014 conference in order to attend this workshop.

Workshop objectives
The main objective of the workshop is to provide an overview of solutions to challenges within Digital Preservation Sustainability developed by current and past Digital Preservation research projects. The event brings together various EU projects/initiatives to present their solutions and approaches, and to find synergies between them. A special focus will lie on SCAPE (Scalable Preservation Environments), which will have its final project presentation at this event.

The workshop co-organised by the FP7 projects SCAPE and APARSEN covers a wide spectrum of fields of expertise which are related to Sustainability and Digital Preservation.
The workshop consists of two parts: 1) a panel discussion, and 2) a clinic.

In the opening panel session three experts from SCAPE, APARSEN and OPF will discuss the current status of Digital Preservation Sustainability on EU policy level. The aim of the panel discussion is to present, discuss, and evaluate main results of the projects and initiatives and how these will be sustained after the end of the projects. The attendees will have the opportunity to bring in their own questions related to Sustainability and Digital Preservation.
After the panel discussion the attendees can visit stalls run by invited Digital Preservation projects, where they can get information about the projects. Each project/initiative will run a stall and present their view on Digital Preservation sustainability in their particular field. In this “clinic” the projects / initiatives will act as ‘doctors’, so the visiting audience can discuss their preservation issues and get advice from experts.

As part of the workshop SCAPE will make its final, overall presentation, where the attendees have the possibility to meet many of the developers. The project team will present tools and services developed since the start of the project in 2011.
A special focus will lie on newly and further developed open source tools for scalable preservation actions; SCAPE’s scalable platform architecture; and its policy-based Planning and Watch solutions.

Workshop program

13:00-14:40 Panel Session (moderator: Hildelies Balk, Head of the section European Projects for Research and Development, National Library of the Netherlands, and involved in both APARSEN and SCAPE, NL)

13:00-13:15 – APARSEN (Dr. David Giaretta, Director of Alliance for Permanent Access, UK)

13:15-13:30 – SCAPE (Dr. Ross King, Project Coordinator for SCAPE, AT)

13:30-13:45 – OPF (Ed Fay, Director of Open Planets Foundation, UK)

13:45-14:30 – Panel discussion

14:30-14:40 – Wrap up and Conclusions

14:40-14:50 Elevator Pitches

14:50-15:00 Short break

15:00-17:00 Clinic Session (all projects involved) – coffee during this session


Projects Represented in the Clinic:

APARSEN - Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network

SCAPE - Scalable Preservation Environments

DPC - Digital Preservation Coalition

TIMBUS - Timeless Business


DURAARK -Durable Architectural Knowledge

OPF - Open Planets Foundation

SCIDIP-ES - Science Data Infrastructure for Preservation - Earth Science


DCH-RP - Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation

EUDAT - European Data Infrastructure