Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Information.

"A one day symposium highlighting the final report by the Blue Ribbon Task Force"

6 May 2010
Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London

Overview

JISC and The Blue Ribbon Task Force on sustainable digital preservation and access are sponsoring a one day free symposium on Thursday 6th May 2010 at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre in London.  The UK Symposium will be highlighting the final report by the Blue Ribbon Task Force "Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Information":

Go to the Blue ribbon task force final report

This report is the result of a two year international initiative focusing on the challenge of preserving digital information so that it can be accessed in the future for collective use. The report provides an economic framework and practical recommendations for ensuring the future sustainability of digital preservation and access.

The symposium will bring together the international group of digital preservation and access experts who are behind the Blue Ribbon Task Force with colleagues from UK and European organisations.

The symposium sessions will cover the heritage sector, public broadcasting, research, national libraries and archives as well as discussing collaboration, sustainability and funding of digital preservation and access to digital information.

During the day there will be presentations from a range of organisations including; the BBC, The Natural History Museum, The British Library, European Bioinformatics Institute, European Commission and JISC, who will be highlighting their perspectives on preservation and access.

The symposium will be of interest to senior managers and policy-makers within education; research; libraries and archives; cultural heritage; government; and industry. In addition, anyone who has an interest in access to information in the near or long term would find the symposium and the Blue Ribbon Task Force report indispensable.

More about the symposium and to book a place

To find out more about the report and to listen to a JISC Podcast on the topic