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Monday (Day 1)

Workshop 1: Spanning the boundaries of digital training and education
Workshop 2: Towards practical emulation tools and strategies - state of the research meets real-world requirement

Tuesday (Day 2)

Workshop 3: Open research challanges in digital preservation
Workshop 4: PREMIS implementation fair/preservation health check
Tutorial  1: Introduction to data citation (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Tutorial  2: In the driver's seat: putting the curator's workbench through its pace (2:00pm - 5:00pm)

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

8:00 Registration Desk Opens
9:00 Opening remarks, Welcome from Seamus Ross, Dean, iSchool, University of Toronto, Giovanni Room
9:15-10:15 Keynote - Steve Knight, National Library of New Zealand: "Implementing Guidelines for Preservation of Digital Heritage"
10:15-10:30 Refreshments
10:30-12:00 Community Approaches
Session Chair - Stefan Strathmann
Preservation Models
Session Chair -  Janet Delve

Preservation Is Knowledge: A community-driven preservation approach
Sophie Derrot, Louise Fauduet, Clément Oury and Sébastien Peyrard

Developing a Community Capability Model Framework for data-intensive research
Liz Lyon, Alex Ball, Monica Duke and Michael Day

CRISP: Crowdsourcing Representation Information to Support Preservation
Maureen Pennock, Andrew N. Jackson and Paul Wheatley

An ontology-based model for preservation workflows
Michalis Mikelakis and Christos Papatheodorou

Interoperability Framework for Persistent Identifiers systems
Maurizio Lunghi, Emanuele Bellini, Chiara Cirinnà, Barbara Bazzanella, Paolo Bouquet, David Giaretta and René van Horik


Conversion and Emulation-aware Dependency Reasoning for Curation Services
Yannis Tzitzikas, Yannis Marketakis and Yannis Kargakis

12:00–1:30 Lunch

Tobias Steinke and Gina Jones

Panel - "Trust and the APARSEN network of excellence"
René van Horik and Seamus Ross

Sponsored talk: A flexible approach to metadata - Mark Evans, St. Patrick Room

3:00-3:30 Refreshments
3:30-5:00 Preservation Concepts
Session Chair - Bjarne Andersen
Preservation Environments I
Session Chair - Paul Wheatley


Curating the Specificity of Metadata while World Models Evolve
Yannis Tzitzikas, Anastasia Analyti and Mary Kampouraki

Package Formats for Preserved Digital Material
Eld Zierau

Rethinking authenticity in digital art preservation
Perla Innocenti

Describing Digital Object Environments in PREMIS
Angela Dappert, Sébastien Peyrard, Janet Delve and Carol Chou

LDS3: Applying Digital Preservation Principals to Linked Data Systems
David Tarrant and Leslie Carr

An Architectural Overview of the SCAPE Preservation Platform
Rainer Schmidt


Thursday, October 4, 2012

8:00 Registration Desk Opens
9:00–10:30 Preservation Environments II
Panel Chair - Cal Lee
Business Processes
Session Chair - Yunhyong Kim
Site Reports I
Session Chair -  Kevin Glick

Towards a Long-term Preservation Infrastructure for Earth Science Data
Sharon Arif, Conway, Brian Matthews, Fulvio Marelli, Ugo Di Giammatteo, Yannis Marketakis, Yannis Tzitzikas, Raffaele Guarino, Holger Brocks and Felix Engel

Migration at Scale: A Case Study
Sheila Morrissey, Vinay Cheruku, John Meyer, Matthew Stoeffler, William Howard and Suresh Kadirvel

Managing multidisciplinary research data : Extending DSpace to enable long-term preservation of tabular datasets
João Rocha Da Silva, Cristina Ribeiro and João Correia Lopes

On the Applicability of Workflow Management Systems for the Preservation of Business Processes
Stefan Proell, Rudolf Mayer and Andreas Rauber

Digital Preservation Of Business Processes with TIMBUS Architecture
Mykola Galushka, Philip Taylor, Wasif Gilani, John Thomson, Stephan Strodl and Alexander Neumann

Towards a Decision Support Architecture for Digital Preservation of Business Processes
Martin Alexander Neumann, Hossein Miri, John Thomson, Goncalo Antunes, Rudolf Mayer and Michael Beigl

An Overview of Digital Preservation Considerations for Production of “Preservable” e-Records: An Indian e-Government Case Study
Dinesh Katre


Developing Research Data Management Capability: the View from a National Support Service
Sarah Jones, Graham Pryor and Angus Whyte

Advancing Data Integrity in a Digital Preservation Archive - Ex Libris and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Gary Wright and Nir Sherwinter

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:30 Preservation evolution
Session Chair - 
Maurizio Lunghi
Preserving objects
Session Chair - Joy Davidson

Preservation Assessment I
Session Chair - Angela Dappert

Formats over Time: Exploring UK Web History
Andrew N. Jackson

From cataloguing to digital curation: the role of libraries in data exchange
Susan K. Reilly

The Community-driven Evolution of the Archivematica Project
Courtney Mumma and Peter Van Garderen

Authenticity Management in Long Term Digital Preservation of Medical Records
Silvio Salza and Mariella Guercio

Future-Proof Preservation of Complex Software Environments
Klaus Rechert, Isgandar Valizada and Dirk Von Suchodoletz

Practical Floppy Disk Recovery Study - Digital Archeology on BTOS/CTOS Formatted Media
Dirk Von Suchodoletz, Euan Cochrane, David Schmidt and Richard Schneider

Duplicate Detection for Quality Assurance of Document Image Collections
Reinhold Huber-Mörk, Alexander Schindler and Sven Schlarb

Audio Quality Assurance: An Application of Cross Correlation
Jesper Sindahl Nielsen and Bolette Ammitzbøll Jurik

Evaluating an Emulation Environment: Automation and Significant Key Characteristics
Mark Guttenbrunner and Andreas Rauber

12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00–3:30 Preserving Text Objects
Session Chair -  Graham Pryor
Site Reports II
Session Chair - Barbara Sierman

Digital Preservation of Newspapers: Findings of the Chronicles in Preservation Project
Katherine Skinner, Martin Halbert, Matt Schultz and Mark Phillips

Blogs as Objects of Preservation: Advancing the Discussion on Significant Properties
Karen Stepanyan, George Gkotsis, Hendrik Kalb, Yunhyong Kim, Alexandra I. Cristea, Mike Joy, Matthias Trier and Seamus Ross

Challenges in Accessing Information in Digitized 19th-Century Czech Texts
Karel Kucera and Martin Stluka

ESA use cases in long term data preservation
Mirko Albani, Rosemarie Leone and Calogera Tona

Requirements Elicitation for a Long Term Digital Preservation System: A Case Study from the Financial Sector
Claudia-Melania Chituc and Petra Ristau

Web Archiving Effort in National Library of China
Yunpeng Qu

3:30-4:00 Refreshments


7:30 Conference dinner, Mandarin Room, Metropolitan Hotel


Friday, October 5, 2012

8:00 Registration Desk Opens
9:00-10:30 Plenary Session, Ballroom:

Kevin Ashley, Director, Digital Curation Centre: "The Digital Curation Centre's Role in Reshaping the UK's Curation Landscape"
Yunhyong Kim, blogforever

10:30-10:45 Refreshments
10:45-12:15 Training
Session Chair -  TBA
Preservation Assessment II
Panel Chair - Raivo Ruusalepp

Addressing data management training needs: a practice-based approach from the UK
Laura Molloy, Simon Hodson, Stéphane Goldstein and Joy Davidson

Ahead of the CurV: Digital Curator Vocational Education
Laura Molloy and Ann Gow

Preserving Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Findings of the Lifecycle Management for ETDs Project
Katherine Skinner, Martin Halbert and Matt Schultz

Preservation Watch: What to monitor and how
Christoph Becker, Kresimir Duretec, Petar Petrov, Luis Faria, Miguel Ferreira and Jose Carlos Ramalho

Assessing Digital Preservation Capabilities Using a Checklist Assessment Method
Gonçalo Antunes, Diogo Proença, José Barateiro, Ricardo Vieira, Jose Borbinha and Christoph Becker

Evaluating Assisted Emulation for Legacy Executables
Setha Toshnial, Geoffrey Brown, Kevin Cornelius, Gavin Whelan and Enrique Areyan

12:30–1:00 Closing Plenary & Lunch (in boxes)

Poster List

Poster Title

Poster Author

Results of the NDSA Digital Preservation Staffing Survey Andrea Goethals, Jimi Jones and Meg Phillips
Training needs in digital preservation – A DigCurV Survey Stefan Strathmann and Claudia Engelhardt
[Poster] bwFLA -- Practical Approach to Functional Access Strategies Klaus Rechert, Isgandar Valizada and Dirk Von Suchodoletz
Bibliobloggers’ Preservation Perceptions, Preferences, and Practices (Poster) Carolyn Hank and Cassidy R. Sugimoto
The Development of an Automated Batch Processing Tool for the Processing and Preservation of Digital Archival Materials Nancy Deromedi and Michael Shallcross
What are audit and certification programmes for? Lynn Benson and Steve Knight
A Digital Repository Year: One Museum's Quest for the Basics Paula Jabloner and Katherine Kott
Poster Proposal: Lifecycle Management of ETDs: Providing the ETDs of Today to the Researchers of Tomorrow Matt Schultz, Katherine Skinner and Martin Halbert
Poster ‘Preservation through access: the ADHS Performing Arts collections in ECLAP and Europeana’  Perla Innocenti and John Richards
If we build it, will they come? Facilitating long term access and use of web archives Lori Donovan, Ed Busch and Kent Norsworthy
Aggregating a Knowledge Base of File Formats from Linked Open Data Roman Graf and Sergiu Gordea
Business Process Preservation - How to capture, document & evaluate? Stephan Strodl, Daniel Draws, Gonçalo Antunes and Andreas Rauber
DuraCloud, Chronopolis and SDSC Cloud Integration Andrews Woods, David Minor, Bill Branan and Don Sutton
Yet Another Hybrid Segmentation Tool Andres Sanoja and Stephane Gançarski
Is the ability to preserve and create future access to data depending on the quality of model requirements in the data creation’s initial phase? Olav Hagen Sataslaatten
Will Formal Preservation Models Require Relative Identity? Simone Sacchi and Allen H. Renear
On the Complexity of Process Preservation: A Case Study on an E-Science Experiment Rudolf Mayer
Visualising the 'Why?' of Preservation Neil Grindley
Retrocomputing as Preservation Yuri Takhteyev and Quinn Dupont
Defining Digital Curation through an Interactive, Informal Critical Delphi Approach Lori Nordland and Carolyn Hank
Large-scale content profiling for preservation analysis Petar Petrov and Christoph Becker
PDF to PDF/A: Evaluation of Converter Software for Implementation in Digital Repository Workflow Jamin Koo and Carol Chou


CURATECamp on "Preservation Synthesis" 9 am - 5 pm on October 2, University of Toronto, room location TBD. Deploying curation strategies and tools of a variety of sizes, from vertical preservation applications to the smallest microservices, poses both challenges and opportunities. Join us for a day-long CURATECamp where participants will share their experiences and plans for achieving fully integrated digital curation. To register and find more information, visit


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