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Does your organisation know what to preserve digitally for the future?  Do you want to discuss your strategies for digital preservation with colleagues and experts? Do you know how to preserve your collections for the future? Do you know which tools and services to use for this? 

There has been an explosion in the volume of information world-wide which will grow to 180 exabytes by 2011. But if action is not taken, that information can be lost within five to ten years.  

Digital Preservation – The Planets Way is an opportunity to understand what may be done to manage digital content for the long-term. The Planets project invites you to take part in the three-day training event which will be presented by members of the Planets project and established experts in the field of digital preservation. The event will take place at the striking Royal Library in Copenhagen on 22-24 June – and is also an opportunity to visit Denmark’s capital during the Midsummer’s Eve celebrations!

The event has been subsidised to enable attendance. For the cost of 80 EUR to attend day one and 175 EUR to attend all three days, the event will help you to make a start with, or advance, digital preservation activities in your organisation. 

Planets delivers a sustainable framework to enable archives, libraries and other large collection holders to approach digital preservation confidently and effectively. The Planets framework and tools, which range from preservation planning to preservation action and the use of a testbed environment, will be presented in full for the first time. The event will give you an insight into the activities involved in preserving digital content and an opportunity to work with Planets tools, with the help of their designers, programmers and developers!

On Day 1 you, as a decision-maker or preservation staff, will get an understanding of the case for digital preservation, the benefits versus the costs, the activities involved and how preservation and Planets may fit into management activities. Keynote speaker, Dr. Ross King, Austrian Research Centres, and Clive Billenness, Programme Manager, Planets, will discuss digital preservation and its role in general risk management. The National Library of the Netherlands will explain how it is preserving its digital collections.  

Days 2 and 3 are an opportunity to meet and learn from the experts, creators and developers of Planets. Using a sample collection, there will be the chance to gain hands-on experience of Planets tools and services. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, network with peers and to take home tools and exercises!

You can see the full programme and register at http://www.planets-project.eu/events/copenhagen-2009/.

Due to the nature of the event there is an upper capacity of 60 delegates on Day 1 and 40 delegates on Days 2 and 3. 

If you have any questions about the event, please send an email to [log in to unmask]

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!