OPF and DPC Hackathon: Practical Tools for Digital Preservation

27 – 29 September 2011 DPC Offices, York Science Park York, UK

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the OPF are co-hosting a hackathon which aims to bring together digital preservation practitioners, collection curators and technical experts to present problematic digital collections, articulate requirements for their assessment, and then apply tools to automate the detection and identification of the content issues. It builds on the success of the AQuA project (http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/AQuA/Home).

 

Who should attend?

Please note that participation in the event activities is mandatory: observers are not allowed! It is important to consider what role you would like to play at the event. There are two options, and you can wear both hats:

  • Collection owner: you will bring with you a digital collection sample and champion it throughout the event. We will team you up with other experts to develop solutions for your content
  • Developer/Technical expert: you will come armed with your best coding, scripting and command line skills and will be teamed up with collection owners who need your help

(Please see the notes to learn more about what you will be asked to prepare and for terms and conditions)

To understand more about the event format and participation, the AQuA write-ups and results can be seen at: http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/AQuA/Collections%2C+Issues%2C+Contexts+and+Solutions

 

Why attend?

  • Participate in a collaborative approach to tackling digital preservation challenges
  • Share best practices and learn from other organisations
  • Learn about articulating requirements and refining them into use cases for tool development
  • See tool demonstrations and provide feedback

There will be prizes for the best write-up from the collection owners and best solution from the developers.

 

How to register

To view the agenda and to register visit:

http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/34-hackathon?xref=33

 

Travel information

The University of York website provides travel information for arriving by plane or train:

http://www.york.ac.uk/students/support/international/travelling/train/

 

The hotels below are situated near to either the Railway Station or M&S Home Piccadilly bus stops which are served by the ‘Uni Bus’. http://www.unibusyork.co.uk/routes.html.

 

Hotels

Hotel 53 (Near M&S Home Piccadilly bus stop)
53 Piccadilly
York
YO1 9PL
Tel: 01904 559000
E-mail: enquiries@hotel53.com

http://www.hotel53.com/

The Hotel 53 is offering a special rate of £80.00 single occupancy, £90.00 double occupancy, for bed and breakfast. Please use the reference 'OPF-Event' when booking. The offer ends 1 September.

 

Ibis York Centre (Near to the Railway Station)
77 The Mount,
York,
YO24 1BN
Tel:(+44)19/04658301
http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/YORPTI/york-city-blossom-st-north

Rooms from £49.00

 

Premier Inn, 28-40 Blossom Street South (Near to the Railway Station)
York
YO24 1AJ
Tel:;0871 527 9196
http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/YORTAB/york-city-blossom-st-south
Rooms from £49.00

 

Queens Hotel (Near to the Railway Station)
Queens Staith
Skeldergate
York
YO1 6DH
Tel: +44 (0)1904 611321
Email:info@queenshotel-york.com
http://www.queenshotel-york.com/
Rooms from £75.00 bed and breakfast

 

Travelodge Micklegate Central (Near to the Railway Station)
Micklegate
York
YO1 6JG
Tel:0871 984 6443
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/info?hotelId=422
Rooms from £49.00

 

Travelodge York Central (Near M&S Home Piccadilly bus stop)
90 Piccadilly
York
YO1 9NX
Tel: 0871 984 6187
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/info?hotelId=196
Rooms from £49.00

 

Travelodge Hull Road (Near the University)
Hull Road
York
YO10 3LF
Tel:0871 559 1852
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/info?hotelId=490
Rooms from £49.00

Date: 
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 to Thursday, 29 September 2011
Location: 
York Science Park Innovation Centre
Innovation Way Heslington
YO10 5DG York
United Kingdom