Future Formats First: Application Infrastructures for Action Services

Time: 09:00
Place: London


16-17 September

This workshop is the second event in the SCAPE project training programme. It will focus

Photograph © The British Library Board

Photograph © The British Library Board

on using tools and workflows to carry out digital preservation actions at scale.

It will begin with an introduction to scalability and will present techniques to use a scalable platform with common preservation tools.

By building on a real use case from the British Library, delegates will gain hands on experience in migrating a large volume of image files to the JPEG 2000 format, verifying each migration against the original file using tools including ImageMagik, jpylyzer and Matchbox.

Delegates will learn about building workflows to invoke multiple operations, and how to share and discover other workflows. By building a scalable environment using Hadoop and Taverna, delegates will then be able to execute their workflow at scale, performing multiple simultaneous migrations and verifications.

Learning Outcomes (by the end of the training event the attendees will be able to):

  1. Understand scalable platforms and evaluate the situations in which such environments are required.
  2. Apply knowledge of existing tools to solve migration and quality control problems.
  3. Combine and modify tool chains in order to create automated workflows for migration and quality control.
  4. Implement best practice for discovering and sharing workflows for use and re-use.
  5. Make use of a scalable environment and apply a number of workflows to automatically perform migration and quality assurance checks on a large number of objects.
  6. Identify a number of potential problems when working in a scalable environment and propose solutions.
  7. Understand the potential to use scalable platforms in digital preservation and synthesise new opportunities within your own environments.

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance for the training course.

The draft agenda is available here: SCAPE Future Formats First Agenda

The event will be conducted in English.

Who should attend?
Practitioners (digital librarians and archivists, digital curators, repository managers, or anyone responsible for managing digital collections) with an interest in building digital preservation workflows using a variety of preservation tools, and then executing them at scale. To get the most out of this training course you will ideally have some knowledge or experience of digital preservation.

Developers who are interested in learning about digital preservation at scale.

Registration is now open at: http://scape-future-formats-first.eventbrite.co.uk/.

The cost for the two days is £90. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch will be provided and are included in the registration fee.

*Please ensure you bring your laptop with you so you can participate in the practical exercises.*

Registration will close on Friday 6 September

Further information
Please visit the event wiki page for details about how to get to the venue, where to stay and how to prepare for the event.


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