National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


InterPARES International Symposium, May 29, 02010, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

From the announcement on ARCAN-L and other mailing lists (02010 03 24) on the InterPARES International Symposium:

The International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) 3 Project is an international collaborative endeavour composed of 15 regional, national and multinational research teams. The overall goal of the Project is to enable small and medium-sized public and private records/archival units, organizations or programs, which are responsible for the digital records resulting from government, business, research, art and entertainment, social and/or community activities, to preserve over the long term authentic records that satisfy the requirements of their stakeholders and society’s needs for an adequate record of its past.

Begun in 2007, the project has reached its mid-term mark and is going to present and discuss its findings and products to date in an International Symposium that will see the participation of speakers from North and South America, Europe and Asia.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: the impact of organizational culture on the development of preservation programs; various cities' strategies for digital preservation; digital preservation in structured and unstructured environments (law enforcement and financial organizations versus academic and art organizations); pervasive issues in digital preservation (e-mail, vital records, XML, web 2.0); issues of terminology, and more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Records and information managers, archivists, IT professionals, librarians, administrators, auditors, any decision maker responsible for digital records policies and procedures, and of course students, regardless of whether they are in the records and archives field...everybody should learn about digital preservation.

DATE: 29 May 2010 8:45am to 5:30pm (but registration starts at there bright and early)
WHERE: [Forest Sciences Centre (FSC), Room 1005] 2424 Main Mall, Point Grey Campus, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Registration fee: $20 (includes box lunch)
Registration mode and deadline: TBA

We will post the program on the InterPARES web site,, and will send another message as soon as registration will be open.

Location details about the symposium were provided to me by Randy Preston, InterPARES Project Coordinator, on March 24, 02010:

... the symposium is being held in the Forest Sciences Centre (FSC), Room 1005. Here is a link to a photo of the building, a campus location map and some images of the auditorium where the symposium will be held:

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