PASIG 2016

15 January, 2016 | in DCC News
By: Joy Davidson

Registration is open for the next PASIG event, March 9-11, at the Czech National Library of Technology in Prague.

Note that the attendee cost is 200€ until the end of January and 250€ February 1 on. A list of local hotels is available on the website. This is a great opportunity for organizations setting up preservation repositories to collaborate and work directly with leaders in the field. The PASIG is focused on: 

1) addressing practical preservation questions,

2) hearing about best practices and new technologies from global experts,

3) investigating the convergence of on-premise architectures and the Cloud,

4) how to set up, initiate, and audit the metrics of a preservation project,

5) key global project updates, and

6) solution provider and end customer collaboration. PASIG is a highly collaborative and interactive forum and generally attracts a large contingent of new participants.

Session Overviews include:

  • Digital Preservation Bootcamp - Training in concepts, issues, tools, strategies & approaches for Digital Preservation and Archiving.
  • Open Preservation Foundation Workshop: veraPDF - definitive, open source PDF/A validation for digital preservationists
  • PKX / Practitioners Knowledge Exchange: Case Studies in Preservation & Archiving Architectures and Operations
  • Lightning Talks
  • The Frontiers of Preservation - Discussions on the recent developments and challenges facing those who are tackling digital preservation.
  • Industry Collaboration and Solution Vendor Presentations
  • Project Updates and Digital Preservation Community Developments
  • Hardening Existing Systems with Preservation Capabilities

To view the agenda and register, please go to 

We would like to thank the sponsors: Arkivum, Cray, The Digital Preservation Network, Ex Libris, Oracle, Preservica, P&A Consult, and T-Systems. Current participating/attending organizations include:

  • Arkivum
  • AVPreserve
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Bibliotheque nationale de France
  • Charles U., Prague
  • CSC Finland
  • Czech Library of the Academy of Sciences
  • Czech National Library of Technology
  • Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)
  • Digital Preservation Network (DPN)
  • Ex Libris
  • FIZ Karlsruhe
  • Freiburg U.
  • King's College London
  • Masaryk U.
  • Moravska Zemska Knihovna
  • Moravian Library
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Open Preservation Foundation
  • Oracle
  • Oxford U.
  • P&A Consult
  • Preservica
  • Princeton U.
  • Qatar National Library
  • Slovak Chemistry Library
  • Stanford U.
  • T-Systems
  • Tamco
  • UC San Diego
  • U. Hagen
  • U. Hull
  • U. Oklahoma