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Conference on digital preservation

From: Yola de Lusenet <ecpa<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Preserving the Digital Heritage: Principles and Policies
The Hague
November 4-5, 2005

The Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO and the Koninklijke
Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, organise an
international conference "Preserving the Digital Heritage:
Principles and Policies". The conference is focussing on issues of
interest for higher management in libraries, archives and museums,
and other policy makers in the field of information and culture. The
programme and registration form can be downloaded from:

The special characteristics of digital objects ask for new
preservation polices and agreements. Amongst the many problems that
librarians, archivists and other information professionals face, two
issues seem to be especially important: the selection of material
and the division of tasks and responsibilities between institutions
for preservation purposes. These issues are mentioned in the
"Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage", adopted at
the 32nd session of the General Conference of UNESCO in November

At the conference a range of state of the art examples will be
presented from a variety of materials, heritage institutions and
cooperation schemes. The aim is to further clarify the above
mentioned issues and to formulate recommendations on actions to be
taken in the period to come.

    The Organising Committee
    Gerard van Trier, Chair
    Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands
    PO Box 90407
    2509 LK The Hague
    +31 70 31 40 463 495
    Fax: +31 70 31 40 651
    gerard.vantrier<-a t->kb< . >nl

Yola de Lusenet
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)

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