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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 (Kristel Veimann, 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): download PDF

Why can’t they (files, formats, software, users, standards…) all just get along? (Julia Kim, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress): download PDF

12:30 – 13:00 Demo & posters pitches: download veraPDF presentation, download DPF Manager presentation, download MediaConch presentation, visit digital poster gallery
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 Ruusalepp, National Library of Estonia): download PDF

Safeguarding Digital Heritage through Sustained Use of Legacy Software (Natasa Milic-Frayling, University of Nottingham, UNESCO/PERSIST): download PDF

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 vzw: download PDF

Panellists: Erwin Verbruggen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision; Erik Buelinckx, Belgium Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage; Klas Jadeglans, National Archives of Sweden, Media Converting Centre; David Iglésias Franch, Municipality of Girona, Centre for Image Research and Diffusion; Bengt Neiss, National Library of Sweden; Marju Niinemaa, Estonian Ministry of Culture

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

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, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Institute for Museum Research): download PDF

Back to the future? Digital preservation needs of future users anticipated today (Milena Dobreva-McPherson, University College London Qatar): download PDF

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: Peter Bubestinger-Steindl, AudioVisual Research & Development

Panellists: Carl Wilson, Open Preservation Foundation; Klas Jadeglans, National Archives of Sweden, Media Converting Centre; Jérôme Martinez, MediaArea.net

12:30 – 13:00 Closing Plenary: Conclusion

Conference Hall

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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