Professor, Humanities Computing & Information Management
University of Glassgow
Director of Development
State & University Library (Aarhus, Denmark)
Content System Manager
United States Government Printing Office
IIPC Communications Officer
Library of Congress
International Internet Preservation Consortium Update(Barnum & Grotke)
The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), organized in 2003 by 11 national libraries and the Internet Archive, expanded its membership to 26 in 2007, including libraries, government agencies, and commercial organizations. Along with this expansion of membership, the consortium has expanded its program of work.
The briefing will report on IIPC projects to date, including developments in large-scale web crawling and the use of the Heretrix open-source crawler, and the packaging of harvested content. An update on the program of work will be presented, as well as a report on the 2007-2008 IIPC Working Groups on Harvesting, Access, Preservation, and Standards.
Presentation and Discussion of an International Roadmap for Digital Preservation Research (Ross & Christensen-Dalsgaard)
DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), an initiative funded under the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme, aims to improve coordination, cooperation and consistency in European activities to secure effective preservation of digital materials. To stimulate funding for and innovation in digital preservation/curation research, the DPE team analyzed the research agendas produced and the research activities undertaken over the last twenty years, and offered experts a chance through an online Delphi process and interviews to contribute their ideas about what preservation research needs to be done. Building on these investigations and contributions, DPE has released a draft Research Roadmap identifying ten core domains for preservation research.
Following a short introduction to the ten research domains, participants will be engaged in active discussion to identify five concrete research questions for each of the 10 research domains identified in the roadmap. An effort will be made in the discussion to contextualize these questions within different research communities: library and information science, computing science, and operational research. The outputs of the workshop should lead to ideas that could be converted into applications for research funding under the 7th Framework Programme in Europe and national research programs elsewhere.
Handout (MS Word)