SPRUCE Mashup London 2

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"It is fantastic working alongside practitioners to address real concerns and find some grassroots solutions to the thorny issues of digital preservation." Mashup participant in 2012

Focus of the Mashup event

SPRUCE Mashups provide the perfect environment to work closely with your peers and solve concrete digital preservation challenges. Practitioners will (bring along and) contribute their digital data and their requirements, and will have the chance get their challenges solved, while building a business case to help them get the resources they need to preserve their data. Developers will have the chance to work closely with practitioners and solve their digital challenges while working alongside some of the top technical experts in the digital preservation field. Whether you're a digital preservation expert or a novice, there's something for everyone at our world renowned digital preservation mashups.

For more information on how our mashups work, what you will get out of them, and what attendees have said about our events, check out: Just what is a SPRUCE Mashup and what's in it for me?


Mashing results are collated here: SPRUCE Mashup London 2 Results - Datasets Issues and Solutions

Business plan work is collated here: SPR:London 2 Business Plan Results

Mashup details

Starts: 1100, Tuesday 2nd July, 2013

Ends: 1600, Thursday 4th July, 2013

The Programme

Venue: The Hubworking Centre, 5 Wormwood Street, London, EC2M 1RQ. Which is just round the corner from Liverpool Street station here.

Dinner on Tuesday: Needoo Grill which can be found here. Note that Needooo does not serve alchohol, so please be sure to stock up on the way if you so desire!

Dinner on Wednesday the 2nd July will be at the Mashup venue for those that would like to hacklate(TM) and/or socialise. We'll be having Mexican food delivered, and will be providing beer and wine.

Accommodation will be provided (for those that request it during registration) on the 2nd and the 3rd at the Ibis City London which is just ten minutes walk from the Mashup venue.


Check out the list of Mashup attendees here.

Practical stuff

Make sure you've read up and followed this guidance on preparing for a Mashup before you attend!

Sign up for Github and the Wiki (practitioners need only sign up for the wiki)

Online Collaboration

Links to collaborative digital preservation initiatives

Reporting and dissemination

The twitter hashtag for SPRUCE is  #sprucedp

If you'd like to blog about SPRUCE, or the Leeds Mashup in particular, you are welcome to sign up and start blogging on the Open Planets Foundation site. If you blog about SPRUCE elsewhere, please tell us, so we can big you up!

Help and Useful links:

Need inspiration for tools that you can use? Some tool resources...

Levels of Preservation (first release, it's still a work in progress so should not be considered prescriptive)

Results from all of our previous mashups, categorised and all in one place

Digital preservation services: state of the art analysis


SPRUCE Mashup London 2 Evaluation survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KNKQ5QP


Read the call for proposals for SPRUCE funding of up to £5k!


Sign up for the SPRUCE London Mashup here.


For more information please feel free to contact p dot r dot wheatley at leeds dot ac dot uk

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