APARSEN "Access and Usability in Digital Preservation" Training

Italy - Florence

17-18 September 2014 - Events

APARSEN is organizing next September 17th-18th in Florence (Italy) a training event on “access and usability of digital content in a long term vision”.

As digital preservation standards and practices reach new levels of maturity, there is a rising need of a much more increased focus on particular issues, that regard the access and use of preserved digital objects. For example:

  • what policies do we need to put into place to help us manage preservation to ensure access and usability?
  • how can be provided access whilst managing digital rights appropriately?
  • how can persistent identifiers be applied to digital objects so that they remain discoverable over time?
  • how can it be ensured that the digital objects we preserve are usable and understandable?

The event is aimed primarily at: records managers and information officers in organisations that rely on long-lived data; data managers, librarians, curators and archivists in all institutions; innovators and researchers in information technology and computing science.

The topics that will be covered are data policies, digital curator training, digital rights management, linked open data, identification of digital & non digital resources, interoperability framework for persistent identifiers, entity name system, legal deposit service in Italy.

The course is free for APARSEN partners and APA member organisations, the fee for non-members is 50 Euros per person for two days to include refreshments.

The programme and registration form are available at: http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/index.php/training/aparsen-training-schedule/access-and-usability-training/