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Conference on digital preservation

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed>
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Bringing digital preservation to LIFE
LIFE conference
Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
20 April 2006

The JISC funded LIFE project reports its eagerly awaited findings on
what it really costs to manage, store and preserve digital
collections. In what will be an enlightening and informative one day
conference, the project team will explain the challenges faced and
the findings that have emerged.

The results of this groundbreaking one year study will provide a
real insight into the range of issues that need to be considered for
lifecycle management and will even go one step further by providing
a framework within which you can work to apply a cost to your own
digital collections.

This work should prove invaluable for anyone faced with the
challenges of how to store and access digital content over time. By
providing real-time figures for two major institutions (UCL and BL)
the project findings will be both illuminating and will provide the
foundations for future development work in this area.

There is no charge for attending, lunch and refreshments will be
provided, however please note we reserve the right to charge a fee
of UKP50 to no-shows. All cancellations must be received within five
working days

Keynote speaker: Eileen Fenton, Executive Director of Portico; the
electronic archiving service supported by JSTOR, Ithaka, The Library
of Congress, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Other confirmed speakers and conference topics:

    "The LIFEcycle model, from paper to digital"
    Helen Shenton, Head of Collection care, The British Library

    "Life cycle modelling, the background"
    Neil Beagrie, BL/JISC partnership Manager

    "Modelling the digital preservation costs"
    Paul Wheatley, Digital Preservation Manager, Architecture and
    Development, The British Library

    "Legal deposit of digital material case study"
    Rory McLeod, Digital Preservation Manager, Collection Care, The
    British Library and LIFE Project Manager

    "UCL e-journal case study"
    Dr Paul Ayris, Director of Library services, University College

    "Outcomes and the way forward: Panel discussion"
    Chris Rusbridge, Director of the Digital Curation Centre

To view the full programme list, see


To register for the LIFE conference, see


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