Registration Open for NISO's March 14 Digital Preservation Forum Cynthia Hodgson 28 Jan 2008 15:16 UTC

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) will host a forum
on "/Digital Preservation: Planning Today for Tomorrow's Resources/," to
be held March 14, 2008 in Washington, DC.

With the increasing number of digital objects—both those born digital
and those that have been converted to digital formats to enhance access,
delivery, and creative use of library collections—the need to focus on
how these digital objects themselves will be preserved is paramount.
Good business practices require attention to interoperability with
various systems and platforms, a focus on accessibility, and use of and
attention to formats that will be allow for extensibility and
flexibility. By creating well-formed content at the outset and paying
attention to digital preservation issues as part of the collection
management plan, we can better ensure the longevity of these
collections. NISO's Digital Preservation forum will provide insight and
allow for further discussion of these issues.**

**The keynote speaker will be Evan Owens, Chief Technology Officer for
Portico, a not-for-profit service that provides a permanent archive of
scholarly literature. Other confirmed speakers include Lucy Nowell
(National Science Foundation), Tom Clareson (PALINET), Martin Kalfatovic
(Smithsonian Institution Libraries), and Deborah Thomas and David
Brunton (National Digital Newspaper Program, Library of Congress)

Registration is now open
The early bird discount closes February 25. NISO members are eligible
for substantial discounts.

Visit the event webpage
( for more
information or contact Karen Wetzel, NISO Standards Program Manager, at

Note: This announcement was cross-posted.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: <>
Phone: 301-654-2512