The Gresham Hotel Dublin
23 Upr. O'Connell St.
Dublin 1, Ireland

Thanks to the University College Dublin for being host and sponsor for the October 17-19, 2012 PASIG event. Also thanks to the other supporting organizations:

Microsoft Research
Open Planets Foundation
Arcsys Software

PASIG 2012 Dublin Event Steering Committee Advisers and Members
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Art Pasquinelli, Oracle
Raymond Clarke, SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association)
Thomas Ledoux, Biblioth?que nationale de France
Richard Boulderstone, The British Library
Jozef Dzivak, National Library of Slovakia
Leslie Johnston, Library of Congress
Mark McFarland, University of Texas
David Minor, San Diego Supercomuting Center
Trisha Cruse, California Digital Library
Mary-jo Romaniuk, University of Alberta
David Tarrant, University of Southampton
Ernest van Velzen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
TBD, FamilySearch
William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition
Rachel Frick, CLIR / DLF (Council on Library Information Resources, Digital Library Federation)
Bram van der Werf, Open Planets Foundation
Marius Snyders, PrestoCentre
John Howard, University College Dublin
Sam Gustman, University of Southern California

Dublin, IrelandPASIG Dublin 2012 
October 17-19, 2012
The Gresham Hotel Dublin                   DAILY SCHEDULE
Dublin 1, Ireland


PASIG, the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group, will be holding its 11th international meeting 17-19 October, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland. This independent, community-led meeting is open to and welcoming of practitioners, researchers, industry experts and vendors in the digital preservation and archiving field. This meeting follows a very successful meeting in Austin, Texas in January of this year, where

  • 89% of survey respondents rated the content of the sessions a "4" or a "5"
  • 93% of survey respondents rated the speakers & facilitator as a "4" or a "5"
  • 96% of attendees said the event met expectations and that they'd attend again

The Early Bird Special registration cost is $250 and lasts through September 9. The price after September 9 is $375. The event registration is at A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the event location, The Gresham Hotel in the center of Dublin. There is availability in the negotiated block of rooms. 

    Registration Rates Early-Bird
(on or before 9 Sept.)
(after 9 Sept.)
  Regular Attendees $250 $375
  Sponsors $0
  Optional Free Classes    
  Oracle Technology Day (Tuesday 16 Oct.) $0  (free, reservation required)
  TIMBUS Training Day (Tuesday 16 Oct.) $0  (free, reservation required)
  Bootcamp (Wednesday 17 Oct.) $0  (free, reservation required)

Cancellation Policy
Refund requests must received in writing by 15 September 2012 and will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.  To request a cancellation, please send an email to or call 1-301-495-0900.

PASIG Dublin Draft Agenda

Oracle Technology Day (Optional Event)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
9:00am - 5:00pm

This day is focused on giving customers, prospects, solution partners, and consulting organizations a full understanding of Oracle technologies related to Long-term Archiving and Preservation. It is complimentary to the broader presentations given in the PASIG. A high degree of audience participation is expected including several customer project overviews.

For more information and agenda, click here.

To RSVP for this optional event, please make your selection on the PASIG registration form. Questions can be directed to .

TIMBUS Training Day (Optional Event)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
9:00am - 5:00pm

A free Training Day on Digital Preservation of Business Processes will take place on Tuesday, October 16 supported by the TIMBUS project. This full-day event is open to any interested party on first-come-first serve basis. 

  • Are you integrating your digital preservation activities with business continuity and enterprise risk management approaches? 
  • Do you need to preserve more than data? 
  • Do you have information about computing environments, dependencies, policies, even process descriptions that are needed to understand your repository contents? 

This TIMBUS event will discuss these issues with you. 

For more information and agenda, click here.

To RSVP for this optional event, please make your selection on the PASIG registration form. Questions can be directed to .

Digital Preservation Bootcamp (Optional Event)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
9:00am - Noon

Training in concepts, issues, tools, strategies & approaches for Digital Preservation and Archiving. This half day block of training sessions will focus on an introduction to the field and needs in digital preservation, and give attendees a foundation of concepts, terminology, standards and tools used broadly in the field. This half day of "Digital Preservation 101" is open to practitioners of all levels, but will be targeted specifically for those looking to gain exposure to the field.

- Art Pasquinelli, Oracle - Introduction to PASIG
- William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)
- Tom Cramer, Stanford
- Angela Dappert, TIMBUS - Preservation Metadata
- Tessella

To RSVP for this optional event, please make your selection on the PASIG registration form

We would like to thank University College Dublin, the sponsors - Oracle, Tessella, and Microsoft Research - for their advice and support. I would also like to thank the associated organizations - DPC, PrestoCentre, Open Planets Foundation, CLIR, ASIS&T and Arcsys Software - for continued guidance and support.

University College Dublin
Microsoft Research Oracle
Open Planets Foundation Presto Centre
 Digital Preservation Coalition
ASIS&T Council on Library and Information Resources
Arcsys Software