EVENT: MetaArchive Distributed Digital Preservation Workshop

FOCUS: Provides information and training for institutions that seek to build or join distributed digital preservation networks based on the LOCKSS software.

DATES: May 30-June 1, 2007

LOCATION: Emory University, Atlanta, GA

MORE INFORMATION: http://metascholar.org/events/2007/ddp/index.php

AUDIENCE: Administrators and System Administrators from institutions seeking to build or join distributed digital preservation networks.

DESCRIPTION: Geared toward teams of administrators and system administrators, this workshop will provide information and specialized training for institutions seeking to build or join distributed digital preservation networks based on the LOCKSS software.

On the first day of the workshop, we will present key strategies for establishing a secure LOCKSS-based digital archive to teams of administrators and system administrators. The second and third days will train system administrators to implement a network and/or an individual node.

REGISTRATION: Participants may register for the entire three day workshop, or only the first day. Registration is limited to the first 60 people to register. The Workshop registration fee is $150 for one day and $350 for three days. The fee includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon break for each day of the workshop. Transportation and accommodation costs are not covered by this registration fee.

Day One
(for teams of administrators and system administrators)
The first day of the workshop will help attendees to develop and strengthen their plans for distributed digital preservation. Presentations and discussions will address the organizational, legal, technical, and financial elements of digital preservation. Workshop instructors will share with attendees the policies and procedures utilized in MetaArchive, including its metadata conspectus tool, its Cooperative Charter document, and its Deposit Agreement template. During the day, workshop attendees will work with instructors to develop digital preservation plans that suit their specific implementation contexts.

Topics to be covered include:

    * Network context
    * Digital content selection processes
    * Metadata capture
    * Intellectual property issues
    * Content migration
    * Organizing a network (models)
    * Partnership management tools

Days Two and Three
(for system administrators)
The second and third days of the workshop are designed for system administrators. Workshop instructors will address the technical implementation of a distributed digital preservation network. Attendees will learn how to produce and manage private LOCKSS networks.

Topics to be covered include:

    * LOCKSS installation
    * Plug-in creation
    * Content preparation
    * Metadata management
    * Monitoring the cache
    * Recovering a node

HOSTS: The MetaArchive Cooperative is an independent, multi-state membership association whose purpose is to support, promote, and extend the MetaArchive approach to distributed digital preservation practices. (http://www.metaarchive.org). This approach relies upon a distributed preservation network infrastructure that is based on the LOCKSS software (http://www.lockss.org). The MetaArchive Cooperative began as a collaborative venture of Emory University, Auburn University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Louisville, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the Library of Congress. The initiative began in 2004 as part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) supported by the Library of Congress.  The MetaArchive Cooperative is responsible for maintaining and extending its methodology and approach to distributed digital preservation, as well as the specific MetaArchive networks that it hosts (e.g., the MetaArchive of Southern Digital Culture).

INTERESTED IN JOINING METAARCHIVE? For more information, please contact Katherine Skinner at [log in to unmask].

Katherine Skinner, Ph.D.
Digital Projects Librarian
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta GA 30322
404 783-2534, [log in to unmask]

Plato L. Smith II, Digital Initiatives Librarian
Florida State University Libraries
850-644-3053 Office
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