Sometime during this past spring I received an email from a colleague of mine suggesting that I write a paper for an upcoming conference on Digital Curation. I was fairly intrigued because as a software engineer building products in the trenches it sounded like it would be a refreshing change from the day to day. So I looked into it.
I found that the fourth annual Digital Curation Conference would be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 1-3, 2008.
Edinburgh is a really, really cool place to go. So I decided to give it a try.
What happened next was a good news, bad news situation.