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Subject: Digital Preservation Discussion Group

Digital Preservation Discussion Group

From: Robin L. Dale <robin.dale>
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
The new Digital Preservation: Managing Digital Objects Discussion
Group (under the auspices of the Management Committee) will meet for
the first time in San Antonio.

Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Room 008B
22 Jan 2006

Lars Meyer, Emory University and Robin Dale, RLG, are co-chairing
the group.

Topic: The launch of the Digital Preservation Discussion Group at
ALA San Antonio comes at a fortuitous time.  Recent concerns
expressed by ALA President Michael Gorman and Don Waters, Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation Program Officer for Scholarly Communications


have again brought digital preservation issues to the forefront,
especially within ALCTS. Because of this, ALCTS has asked PARS to
prepare a position statement on behalf of ALCTS and the preservation
community.  A task force has been formed to prepare a statement, as
well as update/revise the ALA Preservation Policy


to better address digital preservation issues.

To kick off this process, this first meeting will be used for
community discussion in an effort to gather suggestions and comments
from PARS members before the task force begins its work.  While the
topic is somewhat broad, we envision that the discussion group could
tackle some of the following topics that might inform the policy:

    *   define digital preservation
    *   clarify the difference between creating digital objects and
        preserving digital objects
    *   the role of metadata in (digital) preservation.

These topics, in addition to others, are likely to be revisited in
future sessions of the discussion group.  If you have any items you
would like to share with the co-chairs (to make sure they get on the
agenda or if you would like to provide comments, but cannot attend
the discussion group, please send your comments to Robin Dale
<robin.dale [at] rlg__org>. We hope to see you there,

Robin and Lars

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