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Directors' Group 2012
Directors' Group 2012
- Directors' Group 2012
- 20/07/2012 10:30 15:30
- Woodlegh Room, Strathaird Building, Lucy Cavendish - Cambridge
- Invitational - members and guests only
The Chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition cordially invites…
…the British Library, Cambridge University Library, Creative Scotland, the Digital Curation Centre, JISC, The National Archives, The National Records of Scotland, The National Library of Scotland, The Open University, Oxford University Library Service, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Research Councils UK, and the University of London Computer Centre…
…to send a delegates to the meeting of the DPC Directors’ Group, in the Strathaird Building, Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge on Friday 20th July 2012, 1030-1600
The Directors’ Group ('DG') provides an extended and informal networking opportunity at which staff, partners, contractors or allies of full members of the Coalition are invited to describe and discuss current, forthcoming and future digital preservation projects. It allows staff, colleagues and supporters - who might not normally attend Board meetings - to contribute to the Coalition’s work plan for the coming year. It encourages the development of bilateral and multi-lateral relationships among members; helps disseminate good practice; and ensures that the work of the coalition remains tied to the changing needs of the workforce.
Full members are invited to nominate up to four delegates.
Delegates can be drawn from any department, project, partnership or constituent of the institution so long as they are able to contribute to and benefit from an open discussion on digital preservation and cognate issues. Delegates will be expected to participate in a range of activities which introduce their own current and future work, which review the work of others and which help inform the work of the Coalition in the coming year. The event will be help under ‘Chatham House Rules’, therefore allowing members to share genuine challenges and present emerging tools and processes without them being reported outside. An outline programme and details of logistics are attached.
Lunch will be provided and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
1030 Tea and coffee, Directors’ Group assembles
1100 Welcome and introduction to the day
1130 Three minute mayhem*
1430 Unconference: workshop themes decided in the morning
1530 Feedback and Discussion
*‘3-minute mayhem’: a condition of attendance is that every delegation introduces themselves. Last year this was done through presentations, but this year we will attempt a different approach based on a series of networking activities. Participants should come prepared with five pieces of information: ‘1.Who we are...’; ‘2 What we do well...’ 3. ‘Our next big plan is...’ 4. Our recent achievements have been ...’ 5. But we’d like help with...’ 6. ‘I’d like to hear more about …’ Where there are multiple representatives from different agencies, it would be appropriate for each delegate to have different answers to these questions.
DG 12 and 'Links that Last': notes about logistics
The last two ‘DG’ meetings have been very popular and we expect this one will fill quickly. Even so there may be some spare places so you may wish to consider nominating additional delegates for inclusion on a reserve list. Please confirm your delegations by 13th July so that we can distribute any spare places in a timely fashion.
DG12 comes immediately after the DPC briefing on Persistent Identifiers which is in Cambridge on the 19th July. Participants attending both are invited to take advantage of a discounted block booking for accommodation and are invited to join us for dinner. We are currently investigating whether it would be possible to arrange a punting trip on the river close to the hotel. Early expressions of interest in dinner and punting are welcome to avoid disappointment and so that we may make appropriate arrangements in good time.
Register by 13th July 2012:
The registration is closed
- Woodlegh Room, Strathaird Building, Lucy Cavendish
- Lady Margaret Road
- CB3 OBJ