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2010 Private LOCKSS Networks Community Meeting

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October 25, 2010 (All day) to October 26, 2010 (All day)
Boston College

Private LOCKSS Networks have utilized a variety of technical and organizational designs since 2005 to accomplish a common philosophical aim: to empower cultural memory organizations to participate in and take ownership of their digital preservation practices through community-based initiatives.

This event will provide a forum for current PLNs to share information about their work with each other and with the LOCKSS team. The primary intent is to help these individual community-based networks to themselves form a PLN community that actively shares knowledge, expertise, and tools in an ongoing manner.

This community forum has two objectives. First, to explore organizational principles involved with operating a distributed digital preservation network among collaborating partners. Second, to consider issues specific to using the LOCKSS technology, which is currently the leading technical strategy for distributed digital preservation network building.


Monday, October 25

9:30 - 9:45a: Introduction

9:45 - 10:15a: Keynote

10:15 - 10:30a: Break

10:30 - 11:30a: Introductions from each PLN (pecha kucha)

Each PLN representative was given 5 minutes to provide an overview of their projects. Several presenters decided to forego the use of slides. Direct links to project sites have been provided as a consistent alternative:

11:30 - 12:00: Facilitated conversation

12:00 - 12:45: Lunch

12:45 - 01:45: Current Technology: Tools, Protocols, and Standards

01:45 - 02:45: Organizational Models

02:45 - 03:00: Break

03:00 - 04:00: Policy and Planning

04:00 - 05:00: Facilitated conversation

Tuesday, October 26

09:00 - 10:00: Technology Development and Interoperability

10:00 - 11:00: Sustainability and Economics

11:00 - 11:15: Break

11:15 - 12:15: Facilitated conversation

12:15 - 01:00: Lunch

01:00 - 02:00: Building a PLN Community

02:00 - 03:00: Facilitated conversation and wrap up

Event Sponsor: 
Educopia Institute, Persistent Digital Archives and Library System Network (PeDALS), National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)