Full Agenda as of January 9, 2012.

January 11 | January 12 | January 13

Day 1: Wednesday, January 11

7:00 AM Registration Desk opens
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Bootcamp Welcome
Digital Preservation Bootcamp | Training in concepts, issues, tools, strategies & approaches for Digital Preservation and Archiving. This half day block of training sessions will focus on providing an introduction to the field and needs in digital preservation and will give attendees a foundation of concepts, terminology, standards and tools used broadly in the field. It is open to practitioners of all levels, but will be targeted specifically for those looking to gain exposure to the field.

Led by William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition) and Don Post (IMERGE Consulting) with Tom Cramer, David Giaretta, Mark Evans, and other invited tutors.

  • Digital Preservation — Things I wish someone had told me before I started
  • Digital Preservation in theory and practice
  • The Same But Different: data storage, business continuity management and preservation
  • OAIS and Emerging Standards: what does success look like?
  • Round Table
  • Wrangling Digital Chaos: characterisation and ingest
  • Preservation Metadata: it’s not just for finding things
  • How to Avoid Reinventing the Wheel: procurement and outsourcing
  • Round Table
Noon LUNCH & Registration
1:00 PM PASIG Begins
Welcome & Introduction to Steering Group 

  • Mark McFarland | Associate Director for Digital Initiatives, University of Texas at Austin; Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Tom Cramer | Chief Technology Strategist – Stanford University
1:15 PM Long-term Digital Preservation Storage Futures | A state-of-the-art review of storage technology and industry trends with a focus on applying these developments to the unique needs of digital preservation and archiving, and systems at scale. Speakers will include:

  • Raymond Clarke | Introduction and Chair | Senior Enterprise Storage Consultant/Long-term Digital Preservation Strategist – Oracle Corporation; Inaugural Vice Chair and on-going Board Member of the former SNIA Data Management Forum (ABSTRACT)
  • Leah Schoeb | Chair – SNIA Green Storage Initiative; Performance Specialist and Sr. Technical Marketing Manager – VMWare, Inc. (ABSTRACT)
  • Michael Petersen | Founder, past President and Chief Strategy Advocate – SNIA; Cloud Long-term Retention Standards Strategists; Information Services Consultant, Author – Imerge Consulting (ABSTRACT)
  • Chris Wood | Marketing Analyst and Author;  Senior Product & Solutions Development Specialist – Oracle Corporation (ABSTRACT)
  • Gary Francis | Senior Director, Storage – Oracle Corporation (ABSTRACT)
3:45 PM Preservation Research, Breakthroughs and Futures| Current developments and trends in digital preservation research and practice.

  • SCAPE – Scalable Preservation Environments –  Bram Van der Werf | Executive Director – Open Planets Foundation
  • Addressing the Challenge of Obsolescence: The Rise of Standard File Formats to Meet Archiving ChallengesCherie Ekholm | Senior Standards Professional: Office Interoperability – Microsoft (ABSTRACT)
  • Fending off the Digital Dark Ages: Assuring Future Access & Preservation of Digital Information Don Post | iMerge Consulting (ABSTRACT) (BIO)
4:45 – 5:30 PM Keynote | Jay Boisseau, Director of Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) (BIO)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM RECEPTION | AT&T Center Courtyard (Salon C  in case of inclement weather)

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Day 2: Thursday, January 12

7:00 AM Registration Desk opens
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Keynote | Jay Verkler, CEO of FamilySearch

“A Digital Preservation Community, at Scale”


9:15 AM Preservation & Archiving Architectures and Operations: Practitioners Knowledge Exchange | Structured presentation and comparison of preservation systems design and operation. Detailed overviews of PASIG community members’ systems, operating practices, and lessons learned.

  • Petabytes of Preservation on Tape | Jason Pierson (Product Management, Digital Preservation – | Steve Lowry (Development Lead, Digital Preservation – (ABSTRACT)
  • Novant Health Care | Robert Dick
  • The French National Library (BnF) SPAR: From Design to Operations | Thomas Ledoux |  Bibliotèque nationale de France (BnF) (ABSTRACT)
  • Online Archive (OnA) at Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Professor Madgy Nagi and Eng. Mohammed Etayeb | Bibliotheca Alexandrina (ABSTRACT)
11:00 AM Lightning Talks | Participatory presentations on late-breaking developments, compelling breakthroughs or burning issues from the PASIG Community (archives & industry; practitioners and thought-leaders).
1:00 PM Domain Deep Dive: Media Preservation

  • Preservation of Audiovisual Material as the National Cultural Heritage Institute | Ernst Van Velzen | CIO – Dutch Sound and Vision Institute
  • The Key Ingredient: Technical, Structural and Preservation Metadata for Digital Media Preservation | Kara van Malssen | Senior Consultant – AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS) (ABSTRACT) (BIO)
  • Media Preservation at Indiana and the Scholarly Data Archive | Jon Dunn (Library Technologies and Digital Libraries – Indiana University) |  Kurt Seiffert (Research Storage –  University of Indiana) (ABSTRACT)
2:00 PM Research Data Management, Archiving, and Preservation

  • Policy-based Data Management Planning | Reagan Moore | Chief Scientist – RENCI | University of North Carolina (ABSTRACT) (BIO)
  • UCSD’s Research Cyberinfrastructure for Curation and Preservation | David Minor | San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego
  • Commodity Services for Hosting Research Databases: A Case Study in BRISSkit (Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software Services) | Dr. Jonathan Tedds | Senior Research Liaison Manager Astronomical Surveys & e-Research – University of Leicester (ABSTRACT)
  • Tools and Services for Managing Research | Patricia Cruse | California Digital Library
  • Reining in Research Data: Adding Structure to Unstructured Research Data  | Jacob Farmer | Cambridge Computer
4:00 PM  Governance, Audit, Standards, and Maturity

  • Introduction | Don Post, Session Chair
  • A Digital Preservation Maturity Model in Action | Dr. Charles Dollar – Senior Consultant, Dollar Consulting (BIO) | Lori J. Ashley – Senior Consultant, Dollar Consulting (ABSTRACT) (BIO)
  • ISO Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories, the Primary TDR Accreditation Board (PTAB), and IT Assessment Methodologies | David Giaretta – Director, Alliance for Permanent Access | Bob Rogers – CTO, Application Matrix (ABSTRACT) (BIO)
5:15 PM PASIG Steering Group — Open Session: Future Meetings, Agenda, Topics
6:30 PM DINNER (Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum)

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Day 3: Friday, January 13

7:00 AM – Noon Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Keynote Gordon Bell, Microsoft Corporation

“Progress Along the Path to a Complete Lifelog”


9:15 AM Digital Preservation & Supercomputing | The intersection and opportunities of supercomputing facilities and services with digital preservation and archiving.

  • CINES: Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data | Olivier Rouchon | Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES)
  • Supercomputing for Mass Digitization and Preservation | Jozef Dzivak | Director and CIO, Conservation and Digitalization Center – National Library of Slovakia (ABSTRACT)
  • Digital Preservation and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) | Dan Stanzione – TACC
10:45 AM Cloud-Based Preservation Platforms and Services | Tapping cloud-based services for local preservation needs in storage, computing and services.

  • DuraCloud DTR: Preservation Services for Research | Jonathan Markow | Chief Strategy Officer – DuraCloud (ABSTRACT)
  • Services for Long Term Access to Digital Content| Natasha Milic-Frayling | Microsoft Research (ABSTRACT)
  • Cloud Services Implementation — A Proof of Concept | Mark Evans | Tessella
  • Utilizing the SDSC Cloud Storage Service | Richard Moore | Deputy Director – San Diego Supercomputer Center (ABSTRACT)
  • SNIA’s Cloud Archive & Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) | Mark Carlson | Chair – SNIA Technical Working Committee; Cloud Technology Standards and Strategies Consultant – Oracle Corporation (ABSTRACT)
12:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM Optional Open Sessions & Parallel Tracks

  • Oracle Research and Data Curation Focus Group
    • Oracle Research Directions – Monica Marinucci, Director of Research
    • Web Content Management for Data Curation – Mark Kelberman, Senior Consultant for Higher Education
    • Oracle’s Optimized Solution for Lifecycle Content Management – Donna Harland, Senior Solutions Architect
  • Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR): Overview and Next Steps to an Operational Registry in 2012 – Stephen Abrams – California Digital Library (60 minutes)
  • Working Groups for Domains
    • Self-organizing working groups for Medical, Government, Corporate archives
    • Self-organized, continuing discussions in Media, Research Data, Formats, Storage

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