Update from the Planets project (and some good background on digital preservation)

In March 2009 the Planets project engaged in a collaborative WePreserve training initiative to introduce the preservation challenges and the solutions emerging from various European projects. The event was organised by the four projects DPE, Planets, CASPAR and Nestor under the WePreserve umbrella and took place at the University of Barcelona, Institute of Catalan Studies.

Presentations from this event are now available on the Planets website and present interesting introductions to Planets and the issues relating to digital preservation:

Introduction to Planets

(http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/presentations/Hofman_Introduction.pdf)

Hans Hofman (Dutch National Archives) introduces and presents the Planets project.

Introduction to Digital Preservation

(http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/presentations/Thaller_Introduction.pdf)

Manfred Thaller (University at Cologne) gives an overview of the issues in digital preservation.

Digital Preservation Process: Preparation and Requirements

(http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/presentations/Hofman_DPProcess.pdf)

Hans Hofman (Dutch National Archives) discusses new methods and explores the main components of the preservation planning process.

Preservation Planning with Plato

(http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/presentations/Kulovits_PLATO.pdf)

Hannes Kulovits (Vienna University of Technology) presents, by means of Plato, how to create a preservation plan.

Digital Preservation Metadata

(http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/presentations/Dappert_PreservationMetadata.pdf)

Angela Dappert (British Library) introduces digital preservation metadata and preservation metadata in practise.

File Formats and Significant Properties

(http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/presentations/Thaller_SignificantProperties.pdf)

Manfred Thaller (University at Cologne) describes the principle of file formats and discusses what formats to choose for what.

The Planets Testbed

(http://www.planets-project.eu/docs/presentations/Kaiser_Testbed.pdf)

Max Kaiser (Austrian National Library) explains the need for a testbed for digital preservation and describes the possibilities for experimenting and testing in the Planets Testbed.

To view the full programme for the WePreserve event, please visit: www.wepreserve.eu/events/barcelona-2009/programme/

You can find more presentations about digital preservation and Planets tools on the Planets website’s publication page, please visit http://www.planets-project.eu/publications.

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