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Webinars

We run webinars once a month on a variety of digital preservation topics.

Members can select the topics, receive priority booking, and access to the recordings (login required).

30 Nov

Overview This webinar focuses on the benefits of addressing digital preservation challenges as a community. It introduces a number of current resources, initiatives and projects, and explains how you can get involved, contribute to them, and get lots of value back. This session  includes: Community fail: what has gone wrong in the digital preservation community? The benefits of collaboration: how working together is good for us all, but most importantly *you* Get involved: a sample of the best collaborative initiatives and…

26 Mar

Overview This webinar introduces the bwFLA project which has developed a functional approach to digital preservation with an emphasis on workflows. bwFLA deals with the sharing of reliable data, preservation computer systems and their emulators, For more information about the project visit: http://bw-fla.uni-freiburg.de/ Session lead Annette Strauch, University of Ulm

26 Jun

Overview Demonstrating Digital Preservation on Demand: Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) – CD-ROM Ingest and Scientific Processes. bwFLA has developed a functional approach to digital preservation with an emphasis on workflows. bwFLA deals with the sharing of reliable data, preservation of computer systems and their emulators. System environments play an important role. Through emulation, digital objects can be rendered in their original environment so they maintain their look and feel. This webinar includes: bwFLA digital preservation demonstration bwFLA and CD-ROM ingest: a use case…

03 Feb

Overview This webinar introduces the aims and progress of veraPDF in the first phase of the project. OPF and DPC members were invited to respond to two working documents, which described the software design. This feedback was incorporated in the final project reports. Session lead Ed Fay, Open Preservation Foundation

20 May

Overview For decades memory institutions have put effort into dealing with pieces of the digital preservation puzzle. Unfortunately this has also resulted in quite a lot of fragmentation – solutions in place in different institutions and countries are not easily reusable in others. After carrying out extensive consultations with the European Commission a set of institutions (including OPF members: the Danish and Estonian National Archives) secured funding for a project which tackles the standardisation of the core interoperability aspects for…

25 Jan

PERICLES sheer curation tools: extraction and encapsulation of significant information from the use environment Overview This webinar will introduce and demonstrate the use of the new PERICLES tools for the extraction and embedding of information. The PET tool is a framework to extract useful information from the environment where digital objects are created and modified. This information supports object use and reuse, for a better long-term preservation of data. The PeriCAT Tool is a framework of Information Encapsulation techniques, which…

11 Feb

As the digital preservation community is increasingly deploying tools into productive environments, the need to systematically evaluate and share evidence about the quality of these tools has become a pressing need. At the Benchmarking Forum at IPRES 2015, researchers, community organizations and practitioners discussed opportunities and challenges in adopting software benchmarking as a systematic tool for evaluating digital preservation tools. Outcomes include an initial set of benchmark specifications for targeted scenarios elaborated jointly during the workshop, and a set of…

14 Jun

Programme: 1. Background and context, Börje Justrell (10 mins) 2. The PCP/PPI instrument and how it is implemented in PREFORMA, Antonella Fresa (10 mins) 3. The PREFORMA Challenge, Bert Lemmens (10 mins) 4. How to contribute and next appointments, Claudio Prandoni (10 mins) 5. Q&A Outline: Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is a competition-like method designed to steer the development of innovative solutions towards concrete public sector needs. These solutions are developed by external suppliers that are awarded a contract through a…

08 Sep

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. The first webinar focuses on DPF Manager. Programme: DPF Manager introduction DPF Manager Demo How to contribute Future of DPF Manager Q&A Outline: DPF Manager is a multi-platform application and a framework designed to empower end users and developers to gain full control over the technical properties and structure of TIFF images intended for Long Term Preservation. In considering the suitability of particular Data object for the purposes of preserving…

15 Sep

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. The second webinar focuses on MediaConch. Program: Background and context of MediaConch project, Dave Rice (5 minutes) Functionality and usage of MediaConch software, Dinah Handel (10 minutes) Demonstration of software, Dave Rice and Dinah Handel (10 minutes) Future directions of the project, Dave Rice (5 minutes) Outline: MediaConch is an extensible, open source software project consisting of an implementation checker, policy checker, reporter, and fixer that targets preservation-level audiovisual files…

22 Sep

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. The final webinar focuses on veraPDF. Overview The PREFORMA project’s prototyping phase finishes at the end of 2016. The veraPDF consortium will be producing a v1.0 release candidate of the software library and applications in December 2016. This webinar demonstrates the current state of veraPDF development and presents the consortium’s plans for 2017. Webinar attendees will be shown: the consortium’s current development priorities, i.e. what we’re working on; the veraPDF…

02 Nov

The first part of the webinar is dedicated to the E-ARK “Common Specification for Information Packages”. This specification defines a standardised set of rules for the structure and use of metadata within any Information Package, regardless of its size, the data it includes or the type of organisations which shall deliver, preserve or reuse it. The aim of the specification is to concentrate on the needs of interoperability and define clearly these technical details which are needed for the exchange…

09 Nov

The webinar is dedicated to the practical preservation of relational database. The first part of the webinar introduces the updates which have been done to the original SIARD format in collaboration by the E-ARK project and the Swiss Federal Archives. Most notably, the SIARD 2.0 format adds additional scalability and support for newer SQL methods like user-defined types. The second part of the webinar demonstrates the creation of SIARD2 packages and their reuse with two tools: Database Preservation Toolkit and…