Future Formats First: Building Application Infrastructures for Action Services


SCAPE_logo_thumbOn 16-17 September the second SCAPE training event took place at The British Library in London. The event, Future Formats First: Application Infrastructures for Action Services, was focused on using tools and workflows to carry out digital preservation actions at scale.

All practitioners (digital librarians and archivists, digital curators, repository managers, or anyone responsible for managing digital collections) and developers with an interest in building digital preservation workflows using a variety of preservation tools, and then executing them at scale, attended the conference.

The achievements and learning outcomes are available at: http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/SP/SCAPE+Future+Formats+First+Agenda.

Why to attend?

  • Understand tools and workflows for digital preservation at scale
  • Learn about real use case from the British Library
  • Gain hands on experience migrating a large volume of image files, verifying each migration against the original file
  • Find out more and use tools being developed in the SCAPE Project including ImageMagik, jpylyzer and Matchbox
  • Build workflows to invoke multiple operations and share and discover other workflows
  • Use Hadoop and Taverna to execute workflows at scale

About the SCAPE Project

The SCAPE project will develop scalable services for planning and execution of institutional preservation strategies on an open source platform that orchestrates semi-automated workflows for large-scale, heterogeneous collections of complex digital objects.

SCAPE will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system.

These concrete project results will be validated within three large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas.

For more information visit: http://www.scape-project.eu/

Venue:  The British Library, London


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