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2nd LIBER international workshop on digital curation

“Partnerships in curating European digital resources”

Florence, Italy
7-8 May 2012


The LIBER Steering Committee for Heritage Collections and Preservation, in collaboration with the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale in Florence and the National Library of the Netherlands, invites you to attend the second international workshop on digital preservation.

"Do not go at this game alone", was the unmistakable advice given to LIBER libraries at the end of the first LIBER workshop on digital curation in The Hague in 2010. Since then, the euro crisis and budget cuts have only exacerbated the need to seek partnerships in securing long-term access to your digital collections. But with whom can you partner? How does it work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of partnering? And how much of the responsibility will always be yours, no matter how much of the actual work you outsource to others?

This workshop will provide an overview of the best-known collaborative initiatives: the stakeholders involved, the basic set-ups, the legal foundations, the business models – and help you analyse which alternatives are best suited for your organisation, your type of collection and your national culture. We will deal with organisational issues, legal issues, financial issues and technical issues that will influence your choices. Critical questions will be asked by experts in the field, and there will be plenty of time to ask your own questions.

Lastly, the workshop will showcase a number of best practices.

You will go home with a keen understanding of the types of collaborative practices available which will enable you to start discussing long-term curation policies with your management team.



Programme & Slides


Day 1


9:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome, by Maurizio Lunghi, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale

10:10 - 10:50 Setting the scene: digital curation and partnering in the global information space

by Inge Angevaare, coordinator of the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation

10:50 - 11:30
Partnering for research data

by Liz Lyon, UKOLN


11:30 - 11:50 Coffee break

11:50 - 12:30 Partnering for academic journals

by Marcel Ras, National Library of The Netherlands and Randy Kiefer, CLOCKSS Archive


12:30 - 12:40 Time left for discussion & questions


12:40 - 14:00 Lunch break


14:00 - 14:40 Towards Distributed Digital Preservation: LOCKSS and CLOCKSS initiatives in Italian libraries

by Gianluca D'Amato, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan and Tommaso Giordano European University Institute Florence

14:40 - 15:20 Partnering for web archiving

by Eric Meyer, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University


15:20 - 15:40 Tea break


15:40 - 16:20 Taking responsibility for digital collections: what you need to do yourself, no matter what

by Barbara Sierman, Netherlands National Library and member of the RAC audit and certification team

16:20 - 17:00 How to train the right staff?

by Joy Davidson, DCC


18:00 Reception (sponsored by ProQuest)



Day 2

Best practices

10:00 - 10:20 The Digital Stacks project (Magazzini Digitali)

by Giovanni Bergamin, National Library of Florence

10:20 - 10:50 Preservation of e-mails and attached documents

by Ivan Bosserup, National Library of Denmark

10:50 - 11:10 Trust in post-cancellation access to e-journals

by William Kilbride & Neil Beagrie, Digital Preservation Coalition, UK


11:10 - 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 - 12:20 Short presentations

Developing Digital Preservation Tools and Practices, Inclusive or Exclusive Partnership?

by Bram vander Werf, Open Planets Foundations


Towards a Virtual Centre of Excellence in the APARSEN project

by Chiara Cirinnà, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale


Serving Both God and Mammon: Cultural Curation and National Access in a Commercial Partnership

by Matt Kibble, ProQuest


The Keepers registry

by Joy Davidson, DCC



12:20 - 13:30 Panel discussion: What works and what does not work?

Moderator: Maurizio Lunghi, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale

Participants: all speakers


With the support of ProQuest logo proquest



Venue (Map and How to reach Florence):

Auditorium - Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze

Via Folco Portinari 5/red

Florence, Italy



LIBER <http://www.libereurope.eu>

National Library of the Netherlands <http://www.kb.nl>

Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale in Florence <http://www.rinascimento-digitale.it>

Data di inserimento: 19/12/2011
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