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Shaping our future memory standards

PREFORMA International Conference

11-12 October 2017

National Library of Estonia
Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn

Programme

Wednesday 11 October

10:00 – 11:00 Registration and welcome coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Opening Plenary: Shaping our Future Memory Standards

Conference Hall, Chair: Antonella Fresa, Promoter Srl

Welcome messages (Janne Andresoo, National Library of Estonia; Tarvi Sits, Estonian Ministry of Culture)

Conformance checking and file format validation in PREFORMA (Börje Justrell, National Archives of Sweden, Coordinator of the PREFORMA project)

Why can’t they (files, formats, software, users, standards…) all just get along? The why and how of standardizing open source audiovisual preservation formats. (Tessa Fallon, Co-Chair of the CELLAR Working Group)

  • Abstract:  An overview of the rationale for standardizing FFV1, Matroska (and FLAC) and why the Internet Engineering Task Force was chosen as the standards body.  This talk will provide insight into the standards process, including challenges and misconceptions about the work involved.

12:30 – 13:00 Demo & posters pitches

Conference Hall, Chair: Antonella Fresa, Promoter Srl

Presentation of the three conformance checkers (veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova, MediaArea)

Presentation of the posters (posters’ authors)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break and visit to the poster session

14:00 – 15:30 Main Track: Long-term preservation of digital cultural content

Conference Hall, Chair: Antonella Fresa, Promoter Srl

The digital preservation landscape: challenges and opportunities (Raivo Ruuselapp, National Library of Estonia)

Selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation (Natasa Milic-Frayling, University of Nottingham, UNESCO/PERSIST)

14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Track: Live demos and hands-on sessions

Exhibition Desks, Exhibitors: veraPDF Consortium, Easy Innova, MediaArea

Live demos of the conformance checkers

Hands-on sessions showing how to install, configure and use the conformance checkers, how to define your own preservation policy using the tools and how to check whether your digital files comply with the standard specifications and with your own acceptance criteria

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and visit to the poster session

16:00 – 17:00 Panel discussion: Experiences from memory institutions using the PREFORMA tools

Conference Hall, Chair: Bert Lemmens, PACKED

Panellists: Erwin Verbruggen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision; Erik Buelinckx, KIK-IRPA; Klas Jadeglans, Riksarkivet MKC; Sònia Oliveras i Artau, AJGI; Bengt Neiss, KB; Stefan Rohde-Enslin, SPK; Marju Niinemaa, EVK

16:00 – 17:00 Parallel Track: Live demos and hands-on sessions

Exhibition Desks, Exhibitors: veraPDF Consortium, Easy Innova, MediaArea

Live demos of the conformance checkers

Hands-on sessions

17:00 – 18:00 Guided tour of the National Library of Estonia
20:00 Social dinner

Thursday 12 October

09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 11:00 Main Track: The future of digital preservation

Conference Hall, Chair: Mirjam Rääbis, Estonian Ministry of Culture

Situation and perspectives for digital preservation among cultural heritage institutions (Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, SPK)

The digital preservation landscape: yesterday, today, tomorrow (Milena Dobreva-McPherson, University of Malta; Raivo Ruuselapp, National Library of Estonia)

09:30 – 11:00 Parallel Track: Live demos and hands-on sessions

Exhibition Desks, Exhibitors: veraPDF Consortium, Easy Innova, MediaArea

Live demos of the conformance checkers

Hands-on sessions

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break and visit to the poster session

11:30 – 12:30 Panel discussion: Business models around open source software

Conference Hall, Chair: Rolf Källman, National Archives of Sweden

Panellists: veraPDF Consortium, Easy Innova, MediaArea, Peter Bubestinger-Steindl

12:30 – 13:00 Closing Plenary: Conclusion

Conference Room, Chair: Mirjam Rääbis, Estonian Ministry of Culture

Looking after PREFORMA (Börje Justrell, National Archives of Sweden)

People who are interested in learning more about the PREFORMA tools are encouraged to participate in the hands-on sessions bringing their own laptops and a few sample files to be checked.

For further information check the Speakers and Exhibitors webpage.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement n° 619568

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