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ERPANET Training Seminar

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Metadata in digital preservation
--- Getting What You Want,
---- Knowing What You Have,
----- and Keeping What You Need
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Wednesday 3rd  Friday 5th September 2003
Marburg, Germany

www.erpanet.org

ERPANET is pleased to announce its training seminar on "Metadata in Digital Preservation". It will discuss various perspectives on metadata to facilitate preservation, issues on interoperability, the role of standards and schemas, costs aspects, as well as other state-of-the-art developments. The expertise of the speakers, together with the experiences and topics to be discussed will offer seminar participants insight and a framework for implementation of metadata in relation to digital preservation.

This three day training seminar, co-hosted by the 'Archivschule', will be held in Marburg (Germany) on September 3-5, 2003. 

_Benefits from Attendance
This seminar is aimed at all people involved in the management of digital information, IT- and metadata specialists, and preservation staff from any community. The seminar will provide participants with an overview of the many aspects of metadata, such as the different roles, interoperability, standards, schemas, and cost aspects, and will provide a firm basis for developing and implementing metadata strategies.

_Programme and seminar focus
Opening: 3th September, 13:30
* principles and purposes of digital preservation metadata
* metadata schemas
* perspectives of different communities
* interoperability
* standards
* cost/benefit aspects
* implementation steps
Closing: 5th September, 13:00

_Format
During the 3 day seminar 4 sessions on different aspects will be held with prominent experts. Expert speakers will include Michael Day (UKOLN, University of Bath), Wendy Duff (University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies), Steve Knight (National Library of New Zealand), Heike Neuroth (Goettingen State and University Library), Thomas Severiens (Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg GmbH), and Andrew Wilson (National Archives of Australia). These sessions will be followed by one discussion panel and two practical sessions for discussion of issues indicated in the briefing paper and sharing experiences between participants. The seminar is designed to be as interactive as possible.

_Venue
The venue is at the 'Archivschule' in Marburg, Germany.

_To Register
The registration fee is 150 Euros.

You can register at www.erpanet.org

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