Digital Preservation – The Planets Way
Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
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As more information is created online it has become increasingly important - for regulatory, governance, business continuity, or simply to keep hold of valuable or valued information - to take action to ensure that this information will still be available in ten and more years' time.
Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services) will host the first in a series of three-day training events in Europe at The Royal Library, Copenhagen on 22-24 June 2009. Digital Preservation – The Planets Way will examine the need to preserve digital content, the action that needs to be taken and the Planets approach to addressing these issues.
Day 1 will consider the case for preserving digital objects, the technical issues involved, the Planets framework, tools and services. On days 2 and 3 delegates will gain hands-on experience of working with Planets and a scenario (sample collection) to develop a preservation plan and preserve digital objects.
The event will include plenty of opportunity for discussion, sharing ideas and best practice and to ask questions and an example of how the Royal Library of the Netherlands is preserving digital content.
Planets is a joint European project co-funded by the European Commission as part of Framework Programme 6 and delivered by a Consortium of 16 National Libraries, Archives, research and technology institutions. Planets has already released a number of preservation tools that can be used freely and/or downloaded, and by mid 2010 will make available a Preservation Framework and suite of digital preservation tools and services.