[Asis-l] Reminder: PASIG Webinar: Implementing Sustainable Digital Preservation - Tuesday, October 22

rhill at asis.org rhill at asis.org
Tue Oct 22 09:32:46 EDT 2013

The next PASIG monthly webinar will be Tuesday, October 22 at 11:30am EST.
Neil Grindley of Jisc in the UK (www.jisc.ac.uk/‎
<http://www.jisc.ac.uk/%E2%80%8E> ) is a noted global expert on digital
preservation. Neil is also one of the program leads on the upcoming Aligning
National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP) conference, November
18-20 in Barcelona, and can discuss the goals and agenda for this event with
webinar participants.

This webinar is free to ASIS&T members, $20 for non-members. It will be
archived. The registration website is: 


PASIG Webinar:  Implementing Sustainable Digital Preservation

Webinar Date:  Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT)

There has been a lot of investment and activity in digital preservation over
the last decade and a lot of it has been supported by grant funded activity
and research projects. The ‘learn by doing’ approach and the prodigious
number of beta systems and project reports have all played their part in
helping to mature the digital preservation field - and judging by the
changing tone of conferences over the years, the community has come a long
way. So far - in fact - that a lot of organisations are now at the stage
when theory is less important than action. They need to work out the best
implementation paths and make procurement choices. 

So the economic landscape for digital preservation has shifted and the onus
is now on many organisations to look closely at their needs and their
objectives and to make investment choices that are sustainable as part of
the business needs of their organisation rather than as an adjunct activity
that is supported by ‘soft’ research money. Work being taken forward by the
4C Project is looking at providing resources to support organisations to
make sustainable digital preservation investment choices and this webinar
will describe some of that work. 

But budgets are hard to secure and digital preservation remains a difficult
case to argue so collaboration with like-minded organisations and the
establishment of shared services should support the arguments and drive down
the cost. This is one of the core messages that underpins the Aligning
National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP) initiative and this will
also be described and explained during the webinar.

Biography: Neil Grindley

Neil is the Digital Preservation Programme Manager at Jisc, an organization
that funds and supports technology-related projects and services for the UK
Higher and Further Education sector. Jisc is influential within the UK as an
innovative agent of change and maintains an international reputation for the
quality and range of its funded programmes. He is currently also a board
member of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the Alliance for
Permanent Access (APA) and the Open Planets Foundation (OPF). Previously,
Neil was a Senior Project Officer for the Methods Network which supported UK
researchers in using advanced ICT methods. Prior to that he was the IT
Manager (and member of the Governing Board) at the Courtauld Institute of
Art. Neil has an MA in Computer Applications and the History of Art from
Birkbeck College, London, and is also the Chair of the Computers and History
of Art Group (CHArt).

Art Pasquinelli
Digital Libraries, Repositories, and Preservation
Phone +1 650 607 0035 | Mobile: +1 650 430 2441
art.pasquinelli at oracle.com
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