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PASIG 2017 summary & presentation links

One of the best gatherings of the year is always the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) and DPN is proud to be a sponsoring organization. Many of the presentations are fairly technical, but there is always a “Boot Camp” on the first day that provides a foundation for those who could use the added context for what is to come over the next couple of days.

This year’s meeting was in Oxford, England earlier this month and it did not disappoint. Thanks to the Steering and Program committees for providing this wealth of information and networking to the community.

Link to all presentations.
• Crowdsourced notes are available here.  (The Twitter hashtag is #PASIG17 if you would like to see the comments.)
All of the presentations were excellent, but here are three that we would like to highlight:
DPN’s on-going peer-to-peer work  (Dave Pcolar)
Beyond the Repository: Integrating Local Preservation Systems with National Distribution Services  (Evviva Weinraub & Laura Alagna)  --  The report on the IMLS-funded project is very revealing about the state of digital preservation at the campus level and the survey results from this project are worth examining.
Sharing my loss to protect your data: A story of unexpected data loss and how to do real preservation  (Eduardo del Valle Perez)  --  It is unusual to hear stories of data loss, but this kind of information is extremely informative and valuable to the community.