Digital Preservation Advanced Practitioner Course 2014


TIMBUS_logoAfter the success of last year’s workshop, we are delighted to announce the return of this training event organised by APARSEN and presented in collaboration with TIMBUS.

This week-long event in Vienna, will bring together practitioners and researchers at the leading edge of digital preservation. The training will aim to cover issues across the digital preservation lifecycle by addressing topics within four main themes: identifying the key issues of digital preservation, understanding the value of digital data, managing and preserving your data and establishing trustworthy repositories. The training will be presented as a mix of presentations, practical exercises and group discussion.

aparsen-logoThe course is the second iteration of what will become a yearly event to be presented from 2015 by the Virtual Centre of Excellence developed out of APARSEN. It will bring together those at the forefront of digital preservation research and training, and it is intended for managers and staff already working in digital preservation. It assumes a working knowledge of existing standards like the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) as well as an understanding of how issues of preservation apply to their own institution.

Target Audience:

This training 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.


Feedback from 2013 Participants:

My knowledge has deepened and I have a greater awareness about digital preservation policies and topics […] I wish this course could have been longer!

[…] have a much better understanding of all different issues associated with DP. Also got some good solutions to take back to try and implement.

Great to have so many experts from so many projects across Europe talking about cutting edge/latest developments. Also really good to network with other people on the course and share experiences with each other. Very well organised!


Registration and programme:

Course fees are 250€ for 5 days, and this includes lunch and refreshments but not accommodation.

Registration is open until 17:00 (GMT) on 3rd July via the APARSEN website where the full programme can also be found:


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