Next Wednesday June 3rd, 2:00 PM Eastern, you're invited to participate in a talk I'm giving as part of EMC's online Innovation Lecture Series. My talk focuses on the growing field of Digital Curation and the applicability of two standards: OAIS (Open Archival Information Systems) and XAM (eXtensible Access Method).
In a nutshell, here's the agenda:
- An up-to-the-minute status of the digital archiving effort going on at the JFK Library.
- A high-level overview of OAIS and XAM.
- A preview of MIT's DataSpace proposal, which was just submitted this month to the NSF.
Why do I find this topic so interesting? Mainly due to the items being preserved. The JFK Library has sent me some of the more interesting documents that they have scanned into their archive. Check out this JFK speech from 1962, complete with his handwritten notes to himself:
My talk will cover this speech as well as another speech given to the American people at the beginning of the Cuban missile crisis.
I hope you can dial in, please register here.
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