ANADP II: Program

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation: An Action Assembly
Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia)
November 18-20, 2013, Barcelona, Spain

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Program Description

ANADP II differs in intent and structure from other digital preservation conferences and meetings. Its primary purpose is not to encourage information sharing, but rather to foster and support sustained global networks of influence and action.

The Action Assembly includes four main components: Panel Discussions that intentionally engage the audience in conversation; Action Sessions in which community-based work will result in concrete outcomes; Presentations about the opportunities and challenges in cross-national digital preservation funding support; and Patio Perspectives Sessions in which attendees can identify and develop new alignment projects for future work in the ANADP community.

The three-day program will include the following:

Monday, 18 November 2013

9:00-12:30 Registration
12:30-13:00 Opening Remarks
Ferran Mascarell, Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia
13:00-14:00 Keynote
Clifford A. Lynch, Coalition of Networked Information
14:00-15:00 Panel 1: Community Alignment

The Community Alignment panel, chaired by Martin Halbert (Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas), will discuss the topic “What makes a community work?” The panelists will briefly share their experiences in international, community-driven organizations of research and cultural memory institutions. They will discuss the most important factors for successfully building communities that work effectively. The panelists will then share thoughts and recommendations for the action sessions to consider in fostering the health and sustainability of their communities and the advancement of digital preservation through their community-based efforts.

Martin Halbert, University of North Texas (chair)
Juan Bicarregui, Research Data Alliance/eScience
Lluís Anglada, MetaArchive Cooperative/Consorci de Biblioteques Universitaries de Catalunya
Luciana Duranti, InterPARES/CISCRA

15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Community Alignment Action Sessions and Patio Perspectives

Action Session 1: Building Community Owned Resources for Digital Preservation
Institutional and project drivers have often resulted in duplicated tools and resources, with value spread thinly around the web. This leaves users wondering where they should go to for advice, guidance, best practice and other forms of information necessary for digital preservation. Rather than collaborate, digital preservation organizations have been competing with each other! This interactive session will consider methods of collaborative working and explore ways of developing resources as a community. It will build on the model demonstrated by ANADP’s Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR) initiative.
Paul Wheatley, University of Leeds
Bo Middleton, University of Leeds

Action Session 2: Applying the OAIS Framework to Distributed Digital Preservation
This Action Session aims to further the Framework for Applying OAIS to Distributed Digital Preservation (DDP) that is being jointly developed by the Educopia Institute and the Royal Library of Denmark in collaboration with several international DDP practitioners and technology providers, including: Archivematica, California Digital Library, Chronopolis, Data-PASS, DuraCloud, Internet Archive, LOCKSS, and MetaArchive.
Matt Schultz, MetaArchive Cooperative
Eld Zierau, Royal Library of Denmark

Patio Perspectives Session 1: Sustaining a Global Network: Coordinating Alignment Initiatives for Maximum Impact

This session will explore issues and opportunities for an organisational infrastructure to properly coordinate and support alignment activities at an international level.

Nancy McGovern, MIT
Maureen Pennock, British Library

18:00-20:00 Hosted Reception at the Palau Moja

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

09:00-09:30 Welcome Back: Recap and Orientation
Eugènia Serra, Director of Biblioteca de Catalunya
Aaron Trehub, Auburn University
09:30-10:30 Panel 2: Resource Alignment

Chaired by Neil Grindley (JISC), the Resource Alignment panel will consider the question “How can we employ the resources we have available to us most economically to achieve our digital preservation objectives?” The panelists will share their experiences and views on a range of initiatives, including community-driven cooperative business models, shoestring marginal operations, well-funded top-down program, outsourced and in-house options, etc. With input from attendees, the session will aim to arrive at some principles by the end of the discussion that will be of broad applicability to different organizations.

Neil Grindley, JISC
Tom Cramer, DuraSpace Foundation/Stanford
Sabine Schrimpf, nestor
Tom Wilson, The University of Alabama/ADPNet

10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Resource Alignment Action Sessions and Patio Perspective

Action Session 3: 4C Case Studies and Quantitative Data
Implementing digital preservation solutions costs money and needs to be underpinned by sound economic arguments and robust business cases. The 4C project is trying to take a holistic look at the cost of digital curation and establish a culture of collaboration and information sharing that will help all sorts of organizations to: benchmark their costs; establish cost effective services to others; make efficiency savings; and identify opportunities for sharing costs with peer organizations. This action session will engage participants by asking them to share stories about making the business case for digital preservation and to consider what data could usefully be shared.
Neil Grindley, JISC
Raivo Ruusalepp, National Library of Estonia

Action Session 4: Towards a Cost Spectrum
This session will explore the costs of various digital preservation solutions from a practical perspective. It will summarize work that has been done on identifying the costs of digital preservation, examine that work in the light of empirical experience, and make suggestions for the further development of an online digital preservation cost calculator.
Aaron Trehub, Auburn University
Gail McMillan, Virginia Tech

Patio Perspectives Session 2: New Models of Collaborative Preservation
This session will explore how well current preservation models keep our evolving scholarly communication products accessible for the short and long term. Library and publisher practices are changing in response to scholars’ needs and market constraints. Where are the holes in our current approaches, and how can they be filled? Or are completely new models required?
Victoria Reich, LOCKSS Program Stanford University Libraries
David S. H. Rosenthal, LOCKSS Program Stanford University Libraries

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Panel 3: Capacity Alignment

Chaired by Joy Davidson, the Capacity Alignment Panel will consider alignment opportunities in education, training, and other capacity building initiatives. Topics will include formal education, on-the-job training, professional development and continuing education, and residency opportunities. The thematic focus of the session will center around the question “How can consistency in capacity building promote digital curation excellence?”

Joy Davidson, DCC (chair)
Martha Whitehead, Education and Training Sub-Committee of Research Data Canada
Laura Molloy, HATII, University of Glasgow
Mary Molinaro, University of Kentucky/DPOE/NDSR

15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Capacity Alignment: Action Sessions and Patio Perspectives

Action Session 5: Creating and Maintaining a Community-Driven, International Training Registry
This session will investigate a range of ongoing initiatives that aim to make data management and curation training courses and materials more visible to participants and to training providers for reuse (for example Jorum, DigCurV and Software Sustainability Institute). The session will explore how these initiatives might link up to maximize visibility and to reduce duplication of effort.
Joy Davidson, Digital Curation Centre
Laura Molloy, HATII, University of Glasgow

Action Session 6: Developing and Sharing Teaching Infrastructure
There is a pressing need to increase the capacity of current and emerging professionals to address digital preservation challenges. An important part of professional education is hands-on experiential learning, i.e. carrying out real tasks using realistic data. This session will explore opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration and sharing of infrastructure components (e.g., data sets, exercises, scenarios and tools) to support digital preservation education.
Christopher (Cal) Lee, UNC Chapel Hill

Action Session 7: Describing, Reviewing and Evaluating Training Materials
The Research Information and Digital Literacies (RIDLs) criteria enable the description, review and evaluation of information literacy training interventions (courses and online material). There has been some positive feedback on the potential value of the criteria through initial dissemination and promotion of these outputs in the UK and internationally but more is needed particularly to encourage the wider deployment of the criteria, and to get them recognized as a credible tool that has the endorsement of the RIDLs community. This action track will explore ways to promote awareness, adoption, and recognition of the criteria more widely.
Stephane Goldstein, Research Information Network (RIN)

20:00-22:00 Dinner at the Museu d’Història de Catalunya (Catalonia History Museum) hosted by the Digital Preservation Network (DPN)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

09:00-09:05 Welcome back
09:05-10:30 Presentations, Action Sessions and Patio Perspectives

Each Action Session Leader will provide a formal presentation that gives a snapshot of the work completed prior to the ANADP II Action Assembly, and will report on the deliverable or milestone reached via the Action Session work on November 18–19. Each Patio Perspective Session Leader will provide an overview of the Alignment Opportunities identified during the Action Assembly and any commitments made by the session’s attendees to carry that work forward in the coming year.

10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Alignment Exemplars and Current Opportunities for Collaboration

Chaired by Tyler Walters (Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech), the panel will discuss and describe existing alignment opportunities that leverage collaborative organizations. They will share their knowledge of current activities within the Research Data Alliance, the SCAPE Project (Scalable Preservation Environments), the International Internet Preservation Consortium, Educopia Institute, and the U.S. National Digital Stewardship Alliance. The panel will also engage attendees in conversations about these and other opportunities as well as perspectives on how these initiatives can assist in aligning national approaches to digital preservation.

Tyler Walters, Virginia Tech (chair)
Chris Greer, Research Data Alliance/National Institute of Standards and Technology
Cathy Hartman, International Internet Preservation Consortium
Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute
Joachim Jung, SCAPE/OPF

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Future Opportunities for Collaboration
Chaired by Rachel Frick (Director, Digital Library Federation), the panel will focus on future opportunities and concrete strategies and next steps toward alignment. They will help to identify some of the most promising ideas exchanged during the Action Assembly, and will outline strategies for moving these forward to accomplish tangible outcomes.

Rachel Frick, DLF (chair)
Carlos Morais-Pires, European Commission
Jeremy York, HathiTrust/Univeristy of Michigan
Oya Y. Rieger, Cornell University

15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Reflections on the Action Assembly
Keynote: Adam Farquhar, The British Library
16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks
Program Committee

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