Demystifying Digital Preservation Systems: ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, 26th June, 2011

The American Libraries Association (ALA) are hosting a presentation on “Demystifying Digital Preservation Systems” as part of the ALA 2011 Annual Conference on Sunday 26th June (the conference runs from 23rd – 26th).

Distributed, hosted, and cloud storage are now viable options to incorporate into our digital preservation management systems. But when we hand over our data to a third party, we don’t necessarily have a clear understanding of what preservation actions are performed on it, how and where our content is replicated, and whether these storage systems are OAIS compliant. Representatives from Amazon, Chronopolis, DuraSpace, and OCLC will address these issues (and more!), and Peter Van Garderen will kick the session off with an introduction to Archivematica, a “comprehensive digital preservation system,” that can interoperate with any of these storage services.” [Read More]

ALA are also looking for reporters to cover the event.  The reports will be published in September.

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