We’ve all spent a great deal of time and effort organizing vast quantities of information in a variety of digital formats. We have now realized the time has come to focus on preserving the valuable results of that tremendous effort. In response, the theme for the Museum Computer Network’s 2005 conference will be Digits Fugit! Preserving Knowledge into the Future.
The good news is that collectively, we have become quite skilled at creating and delivering digital resources! The not-so-good news is that we now need to spend equally prodigious efforts at preserving the fruits of our labor. And as we know, this is not lacking in complexity! Fortunately, we have kindred spirits and friends in this effort and we will be making every effort to bring as many of them as we can to our conference. We will join forces with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) who will produce a new two-day curriculum on Digital Preservation at the Omni Parker House, just before our conference. Speakers from Harvard, MIT, and the W3C will be on hand to lead workshops and speak on panels, and we will organize facilities tours of some of the more well-known digital production and preservation sites in town.
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