We are very pleased to confirm that the next Digital Preservation Training Programme will take place 20-22 May 2013 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
Please see below for practical information about the course. We look forward to meeting you!
Each day of the course starts at 10.00 AM and finishes around 17:00. We aim to finish earlier on the final day (around 16:00).
What to bring
You will be provided with a printed workbook where you can write notes, but we recommend that you bring a notebook along as well (scrap paper is needed for various exercises and tests).
You are free to bring your laptop / iPad / netbook if you wish. You won’t need it for the course, but some people prefer to take notes by laptop. WiFi is available in the venue, but you will have to pay for a one-day token if you want it.
The following documents are required reading and underpin many of the course modules:
- The Open Archival Information System Reference Model: Introductory Guide by Brian Lavoie (Office of Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., DPC Technology Watch Series Report 04-01, 2004)
- Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities RLG-OCLC Report [an RLG-OCLC Report, May 2002]
- Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification: Criteria and Checklist (OCLC 2007) pp 9-49 only.
The following documents will help you prepare for an exercise on Day One:
The following document is optional reading:
- Reference model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) [Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, June 2012]
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
10 Thornhaugh St
London, WC1H 0XG
SOAS is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from Russell Square tube station.
The cost of the course is £650 excluding VAT. Please book using this page.
Please complete the booking form even if you cannot pay immediately. Cascading cancellation fees will be charged: 75% reimbursement if cancellation received 3 weeks prior to course, 50% if 2 weeks and 25% if 1 week.
Please use the online contact form if you have any questions about the Course.