2012-02-07 OPF Hackathon - A Practical Approach to Database Archiving

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The large and growing volume of data held in an increasing variety of relational databases presents a huge challenge to the archiving community.  In this practitioner and developer hackathon we will run requirements workshops and facilitate hands-on hack-sessions to address the issues of preserving databases. We will consider SIARD as a potential archiving standard and review its implementation at  the Danish National Archives as well as discussing other existing practical solutions, for example, MIXED and RODA etc.  During the event there will be demonstrations of existing tools as well as opportunities to discuss alternative solutions such as emulation.

Agenda

Database Archiving Event Agenda

Who should attend?

Digital preservation practitioners; digital librarians and archivists, digital curators, repository managers and those with a responsibility for or an interest in database archiving.
 
Developers who write digital preservation software, who have a responsibility for testing and implementing database archiving solutions, or are interested in the technical challenges of preserving databases.

Why attend?

This event will consider SIARD (http://www.bar.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/00823/00825/index.html?lang=en) as a potential archiving standard and review its implementation at the Danish National Archives as well as discussing other existing practical solutions, for example, MIXED (http://www.dans.knaw.nl/en/content/categorieen/projecten/mixed-migration-intermediate-xml-electronic-data)and RODA (http://redmine.keep.pt/documents/3).
 
During the event we will run requirements workshops and facilitate hands-on hack-sessions to address the issues of preserving databases. There will also be demonstrations of existing tools as well as opportunities to discuss alternative solutions such as emulation.

Registration 

Registration is now closed.

Location

The Danish National Archives

Rigsdagsgaarden 9

DK-1218 Copenhagen K.

Access to the main conference hall ('Harsdorffsalen') is through a rather anonymous looking green door, 75 m to the right of the main entrance of the Danish National Archives, right behind the arch crossing the street. The address is Tøjhusgade 1, DK-1218 Copenhagen K

Map

Please see the map for details of the event venue, hotels and the event dinner restaurant: http://g.co/maps/pmdx5

Event dinner 

The event dinner will take place on Tuesday 7 February at the Madklubben Bistro, Store Kongensgade 66, 1264 Copenhagen at 19.00. If you wish to attend, please also select this option when registering.

Recommended hotels

Wake Up Copenhagen

Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11, 1557 Copenhagen V

 

Best Western Hotel City

Peder Skrams Gade 24, Copenhagen, DK-1054

Travel information

A taxi from the airport to the city centre should cost between DKK 200-250 (~ EUR 25-35). Taxis usually take international credit cards, but check with the driver to be sure.

A cheaper and almost as efficient way to get into to town is by train or metro. Both leave at regular intervals from the airport.

  • For guests staying at Wake Up Copenhagen, it's easiest to take train to Copenhagen Central Station (Any train from the airport not heading to Sweden, should be fine). The hotel is a within 6-7 minutes walking distance from the Central Station
  • For guests staying at Best Western City, it's easiest to take the metro from the airport to 'Kongens Nytorv' (The Kings New Square). The hotel is a within 4-5 minutes walking distance from the Metro.

The archive is located approx. 15 min. walking from Central Station and Nørreport Station and numerous bus routes meet at Christiansborg Castle Square near the National Archives. The nearest underground station is King's Square.

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