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arsclist ERPANET workshop on XML

Dear listmembers,
some of you may be interested in the following workshop announcement. Please
excuse cross-posting.

Georg Buechler             ERPANET Content Editor
Swiss Federal Archives           +41 31 322 82 18
Archivstrasse 24      georg.buechler@xxxxxxxxxxxx
CH-3003 Berne, Switzerland        www.erpanet.org


URBINO, ITALY: October, 9th-11th 2002
EXPERTS' WORKSHOP ON XML: Urbino, 9th - 11th October

ERPANET, a European Commission funded project, is pleased to announce its
second workshop event. It will address the relationship between digital
preservation and XML. This event offers experts in this subject the
opportunity to take part in an investigation of key topics in digital

See the following details.


XML is increasingly being used as a means for providing access to digital
information and for preservation purposes. The focus of this second ERPANET
workshop will concentrate on using XML as a tool in preserving the long-term
value of this digital information. After introducing some key areas of
digital preservation (metadata and trusted repositories), the workshop will
facilitate a forum for discussing the strengths and weaknesses of XML.
Practical experiences so far, issues with respect to different types of
digital objects, and XML in the context of digital preservation strategies
will be covered. 

The workshop will focus on five main areas:
- Introduction in digital preservation (some principles) and the
possible/potential role of XML
- The role of XML as an exchange standard (e.g. METS) for distributed
- XML as a preservation strategy (San Diego project; persistent objects),
including different types of digital objects.
- Some practical experiences 
- Preservation metadata and XML
- Issues that should be further explored, investigated (building the
research agenda further)

Who will benefit from attending the seminar?
- Digital Information providers;
- Digital Information archivists;
- IT practitioners and experts;
- Public sector bodies;
- Content providers; and,
- Organisations with a stake in the long-term preservation of digital

Benefits from attendance include:
- Discussion of XML as a preservation strategy
- An understanding of the variety of uses of XML
- Access to practical examples and case studies
- Interaction with experts and practitioners
- Knowledge of tools for access
- Knowledge of tools for preservation


Opening: 9th October at 9.30

Closing: 11th October at 16:30 

Introductory speakers will include Andreas Rauber (ECDL), representatives
from S.Diego Supercomputer Center, Ministero dell'economia e delle finanze,
Niklaus Buetikofer (National Archives, Bern), and Wendy Duff (University of
Toronto). Specific experience will also be presented. 

Venue: Facolta' di giuridsprudenza, Aula magna, Urbino

To register:
Registration costs: 100 Euros. To receive joining instructions, please
register before 20th September at: www.erpanet.org/php/urbino/workshop.htm
For more details, contact: Italian.Editor@xxxxxxxxxxx



TRAVEL: How to reach Urbino

By train from Rome to Ancona (and then to Pesaro). At Pesaro station you
will find a bus (each hour) to Urbino. From Rome to Urbino it will take
approximately 5 hours

By bus from Rome directly to Urbino: the bus leaves from Stazione Tiburtina
at 7.15 a.m. or at 4 p.m., Piazzale degli autobus. The company is BUCCI

By plane to the airport of Ancona (then by train to Pesaro)

A special bus will be organised on 7th morning and on 9th morning at the
station of Fossato di Vico to reach Urbino (the train from Rome leaves at
7.37 and takes 2 hours, the bus will take one hour). It will be necessary to
reserve the bus by sending an e-mail to l.grossi@xxxxxxxxxx

Is it possible to take a taxi from Fossato to Urbino: it takes 1 hour and
costs (by a convention with ERPANET project) 45 euros. We could make the
reservation directly: (39)333.3649893

A special agreement has been made with the main hotels in Urbino for ERPANET

Albergo Italia, C.so Garibaldi, 32 61029 Urbino tel.07222701 fax 0722322664
	Single room: euros 34,00 or 41,00
	Double room: euros 55,00

Hotel Bonconte, Via delle Mura, 28 61029 Urbino tel. 07222463  fax 07224782
	Single room: euros 31,00 or 44,00
	Double room: euros 52,00 or 62,00 or 73,00

- Hotel San Domenico Piazzale Rinascimento 61029 Urbino tel. 07222626 fax
07222727- 07222666
Business room'  euros 48,00
Executive room  euros 59,00
De Luxe room    euros 70,00

Business double room           euros 83,00
DeLuxe e Executive double room euros 93,00   


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