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Workshop on XML as a preservation strategy

From: Monica Greenan <british.editor>
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Workshop on XML as a Preservation Strategy
Urbino, Italy
October 9-11, 2002

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 preservation.

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 six 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 archives

    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)

Who will benefit from attending the seminar?

    Digital Information providers
    Digital Information archivists
    IT practitioners and experts
    Public sector bodies
    Content providers
    Organisations with a stake in the long-term preservation of
    digital objects

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

Introductory speakers will include among others Andreas Rauber
(ECDL), representatives from S.Diego Supercomputer Center, Ministero
dell'economia e delle finanze. Specific experience will also be

Venue: Facolta' di giuridsprudenza, Aula magna, Urbino

To register: Registration costs: 100 Euros. To receive joining
instructions, please register before 20th September at:
<URL:> For more
details, contact: italian.editor [at] erpanet__org

More precise details will be provided at<URL:>

Monica Greenan
ERPANET British Editor
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
+44 141 330 3549
Fax: +44 141 330 3788

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