February 19, 2013
Dr. Christopher "Cal" Lee recently worked with a team of individuals from 11 countries (four continents) to organize and run a planning and strategy session about the international alignment of digital preservation approaches.
Held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on January 14, 2013, "Aligning Digital Preservation Across Nations" was a full-day workshop held in conjunction with the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), also in Amsterdam. According to Dr. Lee's overview, the workshop was intended to advance discussion and action in the digital preservation community, including strategizing for the establishment of a sustainable social infrastructure for transnational digital preservation. In a volume published from the Estonia meeting http://educopia.org/publications/ANADP, Cliff Lynch suggested two more facets of alignment: outreach and advocacy to the public about the importance of digital preservation, and the alignment of collection and preservation scope. The IDCC workshop built on these eight facets, as well as laying the groundwork for the ANADP II conference, which will be held November 18-20, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain.
More comprehensive information about the proceedings of the workshop is available at the Digital Curation Exchange.