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AIMS Symposium

Charlottesville, VA
13-14 May 2011

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Revisiting Archival Principles from a digital preservation viewpoint - a joint event with DPC and the AIMS project

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London

The session will introduce the AIMS model but the idea is not to seek external review of the model at this stage but to facilitate discussion with a core group of practitioners to look at three core aspects:

  • collection management
  • arrangement and description
  • discovery and access

A series of brief presentations from invited speakers will then be followed by open discussion amongst the delegates about practical issues that could range from working with depositors, using and integrating 3rd party tools, born digital archives workflow and other aspects

With no previous experience of born-digital archives prior to the project we sought to apply traditional archival theories and principles from managing paper archives to the born-digital material. The day will revisit the professional principles - not to question them but to look at them from a born-digital archives perspective.

The day will provide a forum for a core group of digital preservation experts to discuss issues and opportunities with colleagues. We hope that delegates will bring insight and experiences, both good and bad, and leave with new ideas to consider.

The sessions are aimed at practitioners in all sectors and in all sizes of institution who are currently active in the field of digital preservation. It is expected that all delegates will actively contribute to the discussion and debate that will follow the brief presentations from speakers.

Participants will be encouraged to tweet using the #RAP hashtag to create a live twitter feed from the event.

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