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 Registration for the third SCAPE Project training event is now closed.

Date and venue

Wednesday 13 November at 09:00 - 17:00 and Thursday 14 November 09:00 - 17:00 
State and University Library (Statsbiblioteket)
Victor Albecks Vej 1,
8000 Aarhus C,


This two-day event will guide delegates through the steps of the SCAPE Preservation Planning and Watch lifecycle. It will begin with an introduction to the SCAPE Planning and Watch ecosystem, its components and how they support the full lifecycle of digital objects.

Delegates will learn about both human-readable and machine-readable policy drivers and will create policy statements.

Following this, delegates will be introduced to a number of tools that have been developed or extended as part of this SCAPE project. These include the content-profiling tool, C3PO, which will enable you to perform deep analysis of your digital content; Scout, a preservation watch system which can detect preservation risks and opportunities through its knowledge base and automatically notify users of new risks and opportunities; and Plato, a decision-making tool that implements a solid preservation planning process and integrates services for content characterisation, preservation action and automatic object comparison.

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

  1. Understand the SCAPE Planning and Watch lifecycle, and the benefits and opportunities.
  2. Explain why a policy framework is important in successful preservation planning.
  3. Evaluate when and how to execute preservation planning.
  4. Apply preservation policy to a planning scenario.
  5. Carry out content profiling experiments.
  6. Analyse content profile results.
  7. Understand how to monitor your repository and its environment
  8. Create a preservation plan.
  9. Envisage how the SCAPE components can be applied to your own collection

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


The agenda is available here: Agenda - Effective, Evidence-Based Preservation Planning

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) 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 automated preservation planning and policies.


Registration is now closed.

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.* 

How to prepare

The event will be very hands-on and will include a number of demonstrations and practical exercises. Please bring a laptop to fully participate in the event.

There is a pre-reading list with background information about the topics that will be covered here: Reading List - Effective, Evidence-Based Preservation Planning

Travel and accommodation information

Transport to and from Aarhus Airport & Billund Airport

From both Aarhus and Billund Airport there are public airport bus services for the on-going transfer of passengers to Aarhus. Price one-way (Sept. 2013): Aarhus Airport to Aarhus: DKK 100 (approx. EUR 13,5), Billund Airport to Aarhus: DKK 180 (approx. EUR 24).

More info on airport service from Aarhus Airport

More info on airport service from Billund Airport

Transport to and from Copenhagen Airport

There is a direct service to the centre of Aarhus from Copenhagen Airport. Travel time is approx. 3 hours. There are 1-2 train departures every hour. Price one-way (Sept. 2013) DKK 374 (approx. EUR 50).

More information on train and bus services in Denmark


There are many hotels within walking distance of the venue. We have listed some suggestions below:

General hotel information -

How to get around in Aarhus

Aarhus is quite small and you can easily walk from the city centre to Statsbiblioteket in less than half an hour.

For bus services in Aarhus, please check this page: Midttrafik

From city centre: Bus no. 16 (towards Hasle/Haslegårdsvej), get off at the University stop and walk to the yellow tower.

Event dinner 

The event dinner will be held on Wednesday 13 November at Globen Flakket.

Further information

If you have any questions about the event please email us: jgj [at] statsbiblioteket [dot] dk or gve [at] statsbiblioteket [dot] dk.

For more information about the SCAPE project, please visit the website:

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