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The Challenge of Managing and Preserving E-Research

A Public Lecture to be given by Dr Chris Rusbridge

Conference Room

National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra

5:30pm, Thursday 9 June 2005


Chris Rusbridge is Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), based at Edinburgh University. The DCC was established in 2004 to provide a focus in the United Kingdom for research into curation issues and to promote expertise and good practice, both national and international, for the management of all research outputs in digital format.

In this public lecture Chris will describe the background to the establishment of the DCC, and will discuss its activities and plans.

A key impetus for the DCC was the need to support the management, archiving, preservation and active curation of the increasing volumes of data generated by e-Science and Grid-enabled applications. This emphasis on data curation parallels the digital preservation research and development activity already underway in the library and information arena. One of the key challenges for the DCC has been to bring together the expertise and practice of these two communities in a coherent and integrated manner for the benefit of the wider community.

Australia is attempting to pursue some of the same issues through the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR), a project funded by the Systemic Infrastructure Initiative as part of the Commonwealth Government's Backing Australia’s Ability Program.

This lecture is being sponsored jointly by APSR and the National Library of Australia.

There will be an opportunity for questions at the conclusion of the lecture.