*Note that all places on the Mashup are taken. Please sign up if you would like to join the waiting list. Last minute places may become available*
The JISC funded SPRUCE Project cordially invites you to the second SPRUCE Digital Preservation Mashup, central London, 18-20 September 2012.
SPRUCE is organising a series of free events around the UK that will provide support and technical expertise to address the real digital preservation challenges that institutions face. The best work from event attendees will be awarded funding to develop the activity and embed it within business as usual processes. £60k is available for these awards.
Over 3 days at the SPRUCE Mashup London, a diverse community will come together to discuss, test, code (don't worry non-techies we won't force you to code), plan, and share challenges related to the new types of content entrusted to libraries, archives, and museums to preserve and manage. The focus is around community, communication, and learning from one another for we definitely can't go it alone in the new landscape of digital content. The result will be practical digital preservation tools which meet your specific needs and which are likely to be useful more widely. We'll also work with you to build a compelling business case for your digital preservation work, making it easier for you to secure the funding you need to make your work sustainable.
Our SPRUCE Mashups are a little unconventional but we believe they can be ideal for learning about and advancing digital preservation through hands-on practical work. For more information about SPRUCE Mashups, details of the activities that will be undertaken and what you can expect to get out of it, see: Just what is a SPRUCE Mashup and what's in it for me?
Registration is now open and is free. Accommodation and subsistence will be paid for - lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast. You simply have to organise travel and you have to commit to staying all three days. Note that after filling out a registration form on this site, we will get back in touch with you to confirm your place.