Sustainability: Securing the Value of Digital Data Assets

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aparsen-logoRegistration has opened for the latest APARSEN training event, organised by DANS and focusing on issues relating to sustainability and digital preservation.

Society is generating a vast amount of digitally encoded information, upon which it depends. Some of this will be needed for a long time. Those who have responsibility for preservation may well have asked themselves the following:

  • How can I justify the resources needed for digital preservation?
  • How long must the resources be committed?
  • How can I estimate the resources needed and how can I keep these to a minimum?
  • How can I plan to cope as the volume increases over time?

The APARSEN project has been working to collect, evaluate and develop key answers to these questions. This two day training event will focus on the topic of “Sustainability” in relation to the preservation of digital objects and will present some of these answers. The training aims at presenting state of the art developments in relation to four key sustainable preservation practices. These are:

  • The infrastructural dimension through the analysis of suitable storage solutions that help enable reliable permanent access
  • The operational dimension through the identification, evaluation and proposal of competitive Digital Preservation Services
  • The monitoring and performance management of DP activities through cost models and their components
  • The underlying business dimension of digital preservation sustainability by means of modern management approaches and instruments such as value propositions, business cases and business modelling

The training will be offered as a mix of expert presentations, group exercises and discussion. Registration is now open via the APARSEN website at a cost of €50 for both days: http://bit.ly/1aCaME3

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This training event is generously subsidised through the APARSEN project by the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development FP7/2007-2013 – ICT-2009.4.1: Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation (grant agreement No 269977).

 

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