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Trust and Digital Preservation #DPTrust



4th Jun 2013

This is a two-day APARSEN Training Event organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition in association with the Digital

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This is a two-day APARSEN Training Event organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition in association with the Digital Repository of Ireland and sponsored by the European Commission.

This event will focus on the topic of ‘Trust’ in relation to the preservation of digital objects. Long established as a key issue for those engaged in digital preservation, it will examine how we can establish trust in preservation processes and actions from a number of different perspectives.

The workshop is a distinctive addition to digital preservation training activities in Europe. 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.

This training event is co-funded by the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development FP7/2007-2013 – ICT-2009.4.1: Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation (grant agreement No 269977), the APARSEN Project.

Attendees are welcome to attend one or both days.

Day 1

The first day, presented in a workshop format, will include presentations from the APARSEN project on its work on the audit and certification of repositories, and the capture and maintenance of authenticity and provenance information for digital objects. Presentations from guest speakers will also examine trust in relation to data sharing and reuse, and establishing trust in digital preservation practitioners. Attendees will also be encouraged to participate actively in a panel discussion on the topics covered. Day one is intended for researchers, practitioners and managers looking for a practical introduction to latest thinking on the topic of Trust in digital preservation. It will help them evaluate options, understand emerging trends and make informed recommendations for action.

Day 2

The second day will be a ‘deep dive’ into the issues of certification, authenticity and provenance, providing practically focused training on each topic. This will include more detailed and more presentation and discussion of emerging trends and case studies derived from the APARSEN project, and will make use practical exercises. Day two is intended for practitioners seeking to implement practical solutions or seeking to improve existing workflows in their institutions.

This training event will interest:

  • Records managers and information officers in organisation that rely on long-lived data
  • Risk managers, executives and chief information officers seeking to minimise information risk or maximise information potential
  • Collections managers, librarians, curators and archivists in all institutions
  • Tools developers and policy makers in digital preservation
  • Innovators and researchers in information technology and computing science
  • Vendors and providers of services for preservation, records management and forensics
  • Innovators, vendors and commentators on digital preservation and cognate fields
  • Analysts seeking to develop tools and approaches for information management



Note: Registration is now closed, as the event is full!

All the places at this workshop are subsidised. DPC is sponsoring places so that members can attend for free. To see a list of members see:

Non-members are welcome at a cost of 30 euros (25GBP) for day one or 45euros (40GBP) for both days.

For details of topics covered, agenda, and registration, please visit the DPC's event page:


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We’ll be tweeting live from the event using the hashtag #DPTrust and the presentations will be available afterwards. Follow @aparsenproject for more upcoming events.

DRI is funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) via the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Irish Research Council (IRC).

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