PASIG Washington DC 2013 Draft Agenda

 Tuesday, May 21 - Free Optional Workshops
I. Oracle Technology Day 
This is a full-day event and is open to Oracle customers, prospects, employees, and partners. It will focus on Oracle a) products relevant to PASIG attendees, b) positioning, c) tiered architectures, d) Big Data, records, and unstructured content management solutions, and e) database features for permanent access. The agenda is appended here beneath the PASIG agenda.

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

II. Islandora Workshop
The Islandora project ( is growing steadily, with new functionality added with each release. The project has also grown beyond the traditional library borders, especially when it comes to the stewardship of research data. Islandora provides integration between Fedora and Drupal, with custom solution packs to address the needs of multiple data types and collections. This session will review the project's development and current features, exmples of productions sites, an update on the community and membership, as well as provide guidance for basic installation and configuration.

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

III. DPN Workshop
A half-day member meeting of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN), will offer DPN Members and other interested parties the opportunity to drill down into the network's emerging architecture and service model.

DPN is being built to serve as a preservation backbone for digital information for research and scholarship. It knits together a handful of large-scale preservation repositories, which provide reciprocal, "dark" archiving services to each other. Together, the DPN Nodes form a heterogeneous network of secure, trustworthy digital archives, each operated under diverse geographical, organizational, financial, and technical regimes. Robust (bit) auditing and repair functions ensure the fixity of content over time. Intellectual property agreements ensure the succession of rights to use of the content through the Network in the event of dissolution or divestment of content by the original depositor and/or archive. This half-day session will provide a deep dive into the DPN design, architecture and service model. DPN Member organizations are especially encouraged to send technical representatives to this interactive workshop, to review, discuss and help season the emerging framework with DPN's core technical team.

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

  PASIG Day 1: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Digital Preservation Bootcamp (Optional Session)

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. 

- Digital Preservation 101: The Theory and Practice - Tom Cramer, Stanford University
- Digital Preservation Trends and Issues - Leslie Johnston, Library of Congress
- Best Practices in Preserving Common Content Types
     - Images: Robert Buckley, NewMarket Imaging, University of Rochester
     - Media: Kara Van Malssen, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions
     - Office documents: Jay Gattuso, New Zealand National Library
- Design Principles for Digital Preservation Systems - Stephen Abrams California Digital Library 
- PREMIS: Practical Strategies for Preservation Metadata - TBD 

Registration & Lunch
PASIG Begins:  Welcome

- Welcome & Introduction to PASIG -- Art Pasquinelli, Director, Digital Libraries, Repositories, and Preservation, Oracle 
- Agenda Review and Invitation to Participate -- Tom Cramer, Stanford University

Long-term Digital Preservation Storage Futures

A state-of-the-art review of storage technology and industry trends with a focus on applying these developments to the unique needs of digital preservation and archiving, and systems at scale. This session will feature a nuts-and-bolts review of the realities of integrating with cloud-based stores for digital preservation systems: what are the realities of getting content in, managing it once there, and then getting it out again.

- A Report on the Annual Library of Congress Storage Meeting - Thomas Youkel, Library of Congress
- Storage Trends and LTFS - Chris Wood, Director, Axiom Product Management, Oracle 
- Modelling Cloud Storage: Technical and Economic Issues - Tom Creighton, CTO, FamilySearch
- Glacier Unveiled - Andrew Woods, DuraSpace
- Cloud Preservation Services, Amar Kapadia, Senior Director, E-Vault
- Open Q&A

Preservation Research, Breakthroughs and Futures 

Current developments and trends in digital preservation research and practice; an opportunity to engage in technology transfer from researchers to practitioners and industry. 

- Information Retention: A Database Perspective - Kevin Jernigan, Sr. Director Product Management, Oracle
- The Digital Preservation Network (DPN): Architecture and Preservation Services - Sebastien Korner, University of Michigan 
- Organizing Knowledge Initiative, IASA-OK - Guy Marechal, Senior Advisor, TITAN

Introductions, Matchmaking & Breakout Scheduling

“Minute Madness” introductions of attendees (optional), laying out who is participating in the meeting, what they’re hoping to get out of the meeting, and some on-the-fly matchmaking of attendees with like interests. 

Evening Reception
 PASIG Day 2: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Preservation & Archiving Architectures and Operations: Practitioners Knowledge Exchange

Structured presentation and comparison of preservation systems design and operation. Detailed overviews of PASIG community members' systems, operating practices, and lessons learned, with an emphasis on digital preservation from different vertical domains (e.g., education, research, energy, health care, aerospace, etc.)

- Preservation and Access Infrastructure: A Case Study of Major League Baseball - Dirk Van Dall, VP, MLB Advanced Media
- USC Digital Repository - Sam Gustman, Assoc Dean and CTO, USC Libraries and USC Shoah Foundation Institute
- Architecture for Data Integrity - Scott Rife, Library of Congress

Lightning Talks 

Participatory presentations on late breaking developments, compelling breakthroughs or burning issues from the PASIG Community.

BREAK / Poster Session Mixer
Audiovisual Media Preservation: A Deep Dive

An exploration into the unique requirements and successful strategies of media preservation. The long-term preservation of digital audiovisual media presents a range of complex technological, organizational, and standards-related issues. This recurring PASIG session organized by the PrestoCentre Foundation, will focus on research efforts, technological solutions and practical challenges in audiovisual preservation. The session targets both media owners and service providers. 

- Richard Wright, Consultant, AudioVisual Trends
- Reconsidering Checksums for Audiovisual Preservation - Dave Rice, Archivist, City University of New York
- The Cost of Inaction - Chris Lacinak, President, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions
- Islandora as a Video/Audio Preservation Framework - Mark Leggott, Islandora Founder and University Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island

Fixity - Moving Beyond Theory to Evidence-Based Best Practices

Fixity services are fundamental to digital preservation—they underpin bit level preservation. Proven best practices in fixity auditing and repair are much harder to identify, though, and best practices vary based on storage media (disk, tape or cloud). This panel will give an overview of different approaches and identify best practices best on actual operating experiences.
(4x12 min with 12 min discussion)

- Facilitator: Tom Creighton, CTO, FamilySearch
- Securing and Scaling Fixity Checking - Mike Smorul, Lead Programmer, ADAPT Project, UMIACS, U. Maryland
- Jay Gattuso, Digital Preservation Analyst, New Zealand National Library
- Tom Wultich, Director, Tape Product Management, Oracle  

Emulation & Virtualization as Digital Preservation Solutions

Format migration dominated the early years of digital preservation planning. Virtualization technology made leaps and bounds in the last decade, though, and leveraging emulation for digital preservation has moved from a theoretical possibility to a practical reality by a few pioneering institutions. This presentation set will provide a 1.) demonstration of emulation in action, 2.) overview the track record of developments (especially from Europe) on emulation-for-preservation frameworks, and 3.) explore current efforts and emerging opportunities in emulation for all practitioners.

- Facilitator - Bram Van Der Werf, Executive Director, Open Planets Foundation
- Effective and Easy Emulation - Ben Fino-Radin, Digital Conservator, Rhizome
- Preserving and Providing Access to Complex Objects - Natasa Milic-Frayling, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research 
- Curating all of the Bits: BitCurator and the Application of Forensics to Digital Collections - Cal Lee, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina

 PASIG Day 3: Friday, May 24, 2013
Federal Initiatives in Digital Preservation

This panel will review the current practices at three major federal institutions in digital preservation, and provide a thought on where each is going individually, and the direction of digital preservation on a national scale. 

- Planning for Archiving - Thornton Staples, Smithsonian Museum
- Federal Agency Digitization Initiative (FADGI) - Carl Fleischauer, Library of Congress
- Digital Preservation and the National Science Foundation - Myron Gutmann, National Science Foundation

Preservation of Research Data

Demonstration of current live projects of preserving research data in action.

- Preservation and Curation of University Research Data - David Minor, Interim Head, Research Data Curation Program UCSD Library 
- A Multi-Campus Infrastructure for Research Data Management, Preservation and Access - Chris Jordan, Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) 
- SEAD: Sustainable Environment - Actionable Data, A Datanet Project - Jim Myer, RPI
- Datanet Project Update - Jim Myer, SEAD RPI 

- End to End Life Cycle Management for Research Data: Capturing Meta Throughout the Research Pipeline and Facilitating the Handoff to Formal Curation - Jacob Farmer, CTO Cambridge Computers