CfP: 76th World Library and Information Congress

Call for Papers: Development of systems for long-term storage and preservation of library collections IFLA 2010

Libraries are dealing with growing quantities of digital content that need to be processed, stored, preserved and delivered. Large-scale repository systems are needed to perform these services. These systems will offer libraries the capability of managing their collections and keep them accessible for the long-term. [read more...]

event: 76th World Library and Information Congress


The theme chosen for the World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg energizes and supports the Presidential Theme of IFLA President, Ellen Tise: Libraries driving access to knowledge.

The 2010 theme is therefore centered around the following:

* Free access to knowledge, as important as freedom of speech
* Accessible for all, including the visually impaired and others with reading difficulties
* Open and inclusive, no matter who you are or where you come from [read more...]


Mässans gata 20 Goteborg Convention Centre
Gothenburg SE-402 26

tool: Fedora Commons

An architectural framework upon which a digital asset management (DAM) may be built. Fedora Commons (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) is widely used in the academic sector as a basis for the creation of an digital library, archive, or repository system. Fedora provides a set of software tools to ingest, manage and deliver digital objects. Fedora Objects may contain many types of information, including descriptive, technical, preservation and relationship metadata. The Fedora server architecture exposes a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for submission, management, access and search.
Methods relating to this toolCategory
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
CurationStrategy and project management
IndexingData analysis
Resource sharingData publishing and dissemination
Lifecycle stage:
Alternate tool(s):, DSpace

event: Digital Preservation Training Programme


The next Digital Preservation Training Programme is scheduled for 29th-31st March 2010. It will take place at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. See for more information.

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is an intensive 3-day
course designed for all those working in institutional information
management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital
preservation. It provides the skills and knowledge necessary for [read more...]


10 Thornhaugh St School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

event: Digital preservation tools for repository managers


This free practical course is designed for repository managers and presented by expert tutors, in five parts - covering organisational issues, costs, description, preservation workflow, and trust - between January and March 2010, in the UK. You are invited to sign up now for this distinctive new course, which culminates in a ground-breaking tutorial on joined-up tools for preservation management workflow for repositories. [read more...]


United Kingdom

event: Digital Preservation - The Planets Way

09/02/2010 08:30
11/02/2010 16:30

The British Computer Society, London, UK
Contact: [read more...]


5 Southampton Street
London WC2E 7HA
United Kingdom

job: Two digital library positions, State Library Munich, Germany

If you speak German, the following two posts may be of interest to you:

Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek besetzt zum 01.03.2010 in der Abteilung Verbundzentrale des Bibliotheksverbunds Bayern (BVB) ein Arbeitsverhältnis für die Mitarbeit in der Virtuellen Bibliothek Bayern (Entgeltgruppe TV-L E 13) in Vollzeit (40 Std./Woche), zunächst befristet bis zum 29.02.2011, mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung.

Die Stelle umfasst folgende Aufgaben

- Entwicklung, Implementierung und Integration von Applikationen
- Strukturierung von Daten [read more...]

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