PASIG Conference 2017

The Polonsky Foundation project, Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC), alongside Bodleian Libraries, are organising and hosting the 2017 Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Conference.

It will be held at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s lecture theatre from the 11th-13th of September 2017.

Tickets can be purchased at the University of Oxford online store. Ticket prices are:

  • £150 Early Bird (until 18 August)
  • £200 Full Price (until 8 September)
  • £75 for Bootcamp day only tickets



Day 1: Monday, 11 September

Bootcamp Day – in partnership with the Digital Preservation Coalition
Introduction to digital preservation Sharon McMeekin, DPC
Proof of concept & going to tender Caylin Smith & Sarah Miles, The British Library
Preservation planning and actions
Trends in data storage
Sustainability William Kilbride, DPC
Skills for digital preservation Sarah Mason, Bodleian Libraries & Lee Pretlove, Cambridge University Library – DPOC Project
Round table discussion with speakers

Conference Dinner: Wadham College

Day 2: Tuesday, 12 September

Session topics:
Digital preservation in the wider organisational context: Beyond the academic library

Use/re-use of preserved content
“Developing and applying principles for discovery and access for the UK Data Service” Katherine McNeill, UK Data Archive
Bill Thompson, BBC

Digital preservation in the wider organisational context: Beyond the academic library
“Disruption” John Sheridan, The National Archives
“Digital cinema asset preservation” Mathieu Giannecchini, Ymagis

Preservation at the edge
“Preserving digital architecture and design: How to select and preserve born-digital architectural archives” Behrang Mousavi, Dutch institute for Architecture – HNI
“Sharing my loss to protect your data. A story of unexpected data loss and how to do real preservation.” Eduardo del Valle, University of the Balearic Islands
“Digital preservation at Sound and Vision: policy and practice” Annemieke De Jong & Josefien Schuurman, Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision

Training and support: Equipping the organisation for digital preservation
Bonnie Gordon, Rockefeller Archive Center
Kara van Malssen, AVPreserve
“Online training for cultural heritage institutions” Marcel Ras & Frans Neggers, Dutch Coalition on Digital Preservation

Lightning talk sessions
“SWORDv3 project” – Neil Jefferies & Richard Jones, Oxford, Cottage lans, On behalf of Jisc
“Data reconstruction” – Dave Thompson, The National Archives
“A safe haven for digital collections. The particular case of digital preservation at the International Institute of Social History” – Robert Gillisse, IISG
“Near duplicate image detection” James Mooney, Bodleian Libraries – DPOC Project
“Experiences with BagIT and Large File Volumes” Claire Knowles, University of Edinburgh
“Fedora/Samvera” David Wilcox, DuraSpace
“EMI Music Canada” Susan Powelson, University of Calgary

Conference Reception: Divinity School, Bodleian Libraries

Day 3: Wednesday 13 September

Session topics:
Technical approaches to adding preservation capabilities
“Decomposing LOCKSS into different preservation services” Nicholas Taylor, Stanford University
“Jisc Shared Services Initiative” John Kaye, Jisc
“‘Beyond the Repo’ survey and follow-up interviews” Evviva Lajoie, Laura Alagna & Sibyl Schaefer, Northwestern and UCSD
“Jisc RDSS use case: Arkivum/Archivematica” Matthew Addis, Arkivum

Technology trends: Storage, complex content, systems
“Preservation storage criteria document” Sibyl Schaefer. UCSD
“EOSC pilot of preservation in the cloud” Jamie Shiers, CERN
“Peer-to-peer preservation” Dave Pcolar, DPN
“IPFS and the Decentralized Web / “Data Together”, a model for communities using decentralized infrastructure to manage data” Matt Zumwalt, Protocol Labs, DataBindery

Digital preservation implications of the current political, legal and environmental landscape
Patricia Sleeman, UNHCR
CSC, Finnish IT Centre for Science
“Brexit and copyright” Naomi Korn,

Future of preservation theory and practice
“Realistic digital preservation in the near future: How do we get from A to B when B is really far?” Somaya Langley, Cambridge University Library
“Seamless digital preservation” Jon Tilbury, Preservica
“The innovations that will be coming to digital preservation in the next 5 years” Antonio Guillermo Martinez, Libnova

Lightning talk sessions – open session
Concluding summary and close

Further information and registration details can be found at: 

Oxford_University_MuseumPlease contact us if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you there!