iPres 2009, the Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, has just issued its call for abstracts. iPres 2009 is the
sixth in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage.
The conference will be held October 5-6 in San Francisco.
This recommendation "discusses modeling choices involved in designing metadata applications for different types of interoperability. At Level 1, applications use data components with shared natural-language definitions. At Level 2, data is based on the formal-semantic model of the W3C Resource Description Framework (as in Linked Data). At Levels 3 and 4, data also shares syntactic constraints based on the DCMI Abstract Model.
The draft of the revised Guidelines for Best Encoding Practices (version 3.0) are open for public comment from April 22, 2009 to May 6, 2009.
From the blog's "about" page: "This blog was created for Digital Librarians in North Carolina to share experiences, exchange ideas, and develop collaborations."
Like the New Zealand National Library before them, Brooklyn Museum has opened up access to their collections via a Collection API. This is very exciting, as it lays the groundwork for multicollection mashups and other neat content and metadata reuse capabilities.
The Library of Congress has just published Understanding PREMIS, a 26-page overview of the preservation metadata standard.
There is a new (since November) Google Group on digital curation, "Intended to be a collaborative space for people involved in the work of digital curation and repository development to share ideas, practices, technology, software, standards, jokes, etc." Ed Summers provides some backgound on the group.