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[InetBib] Digital Preservation – The Planets Way: 16-18 September 2009, Arena di Serdica hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria

Digital Preservation – The Planets Way: 16-18 September 2009, Arena di Serdica 
hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
***Apologies for 
cross-postings***                                                «The challenge 
is to preserve digital material 
                             for a longer period than digital material has 
actually been in existence.»
                                                                  Marc Straat, 
AdobeAs more information is created or stored digitally there is a need to take 
action to preserve digital collections in the same way as there is a need to 
preserve physical collections of books, journals, images, film, audio and 
manuscripts. The rapid rate at which technology is evolving and digital 
material is degraded presents particular challenges about what to preserve, 
which features to preserve, for how long, for what usage and how to undertake 
preservation activities. Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through 
NETworked Services) will host the second in its series of five three-day 
training events in Europe at the Arena di Serdica hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria, on 
16-18 September 2009. ‘Digital Preservation – The Planets Way’ will consider 
the need to preserve digital content, the action that needs to be taken and 
introduce the Planets approach to addressing these issues.Day 1 will present 
the case for preserving digital content, the challenges of digital 
preservation, introduce Planets tools and services and present the work of two 
institutions in Southern and Eastern Europe that are preserving digital 
collections. Days 2 and 3 will provide practical experience of working with 
Planets using a scenario (sample collection) to develop a preservation plan and 
preserve digital objects.Speakers include Dr. Ross King, Austrian Research 
Centres, and Clive Billenness, Programme Manager, Planets, who will discuss 
digital preservation and its role in general risk management. Two case studies 
including the Open Society Archives (OSA) at CentralEuropeanUniversity will 
also be presented.Days 2 and 3 are an opportunity to meet and learn from the 
experts, creators and developers of Planets. Using a sample collection, there 
will be the chance to gain hands-on experience of Planets tools and services. 
There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, network with peers 
and to take part in practical exercises!You can see the full programme and 
register at http://www.planets-project.eu/events/sofia-2009/You can register 
for either Day 1 only at a cost of 80 EUR, or for all three days at a cost of 
175 EUR. Registration closes on Thursday 10 September 2009. Due to the 
practical nature of much of the event there is an upper capacity of 60 
delegates on Day 1 and 40 delegates on Days 2 and 3.
CEI/Planets Training Event Bursary: Apply now!Planets has joined forces with 
the Central European Initiative (CEI) to award 15 grants to delegates from nine 
named countries to attend this event.  Participants from Albania, Belarus, 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and 
Ukraine are eligible for this support. Please visit 
http://www.planets-project.eu/events/sofia-2009/cei-bursary/ for further 
information and how to apply.The closing date for receipt of applications is 
Friday 7 August 2009. You will be notified about the outcome of your 
application by Wednesday 12 August 2009.
If you have any questions about the event, please send an email to 
trainingevents@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx look forward to seeing you in 
Sofia!Planets (Preservation and Long-Term Access through Networked Services) is 
a four-year project co-funded by the European Union under Framework Programme 6 
to address core digital preservation challenges.  Planets is building practical 
tools and services to help ensure long-term access to our digital cultural and 
scientific assets. For more information about Planets or to sign up to our user 
community, please visit www.planets-project.eu   

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