PLN Community Meeting 2011

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The meeting will be held at the Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus (http://www.vancouver.sfu.ca/), Vancouver, British Columbia, October 24-25, 2011 (all day on the 24th, until mid-afternoon on the 25th). The draft program is below.

The organizing committee welcomes proposals for brief presentations in the organizational and technical initiatives sessions on Oct. 25; if you would like to present, please send your proposal to pln2011-organizers@sfu.ca.


October 24
8:45 - 9:00 Housekeeping / breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome (Charles Eckman, Dean of Library Services, Simon Fraser University)
9:15 - 10:15 Opening keynote: David S.H. Rosenthal, Chief Scientist, LOCKSS: "From What Are We Preserving Digital Information?" [Video]
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Round table (intros / updates from each PLN)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 LOCKSS update
2:00 - 3:15 Reports from the constellation groups
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Facilitated discussion
5:30 - 7:00 Reception at Delta Suites (sponsored by COPPUL)
October 25
8:45 - 9:00 Housekeeping / breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 Technical initiatives from the PLN community members
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Organizational initiatives from the PLN community
  • Gail McMillan, "ARL SPEC Survey on Digital Preservation"
  • Matt Schultz, "Newspaper Preservation Opportunites"
  • Dwayne Butler, "Cooperative Effort, Agreement, and International Challenges"
11:45 - 1:00 Birds of a feather lunch
1:00 - 1:45 Birds of a feather continued
1:45 - 2:30 Facilitated discussion
2:30 - 2:45 Housekeeping


The organizing committee recommends that you book your hotel early. The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, which is just a few blocks from the meeting venue, is offering an excellent rate of $169/night under the Access 2011 Conference (https://resweb.passkey.com/go/access2011bcel) room block, but only until Sept. 19. Details on travel from the Vancouver International Airport to the Hyatt can be found on the Access 2011 website (http://access2011.library.ubc.ca/travel-info/).

This meeting is sponsored by members of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) PLN (http://www.coppul.ca/pln.html). Light breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks will be provided. COPPUL is also sponsoring a hosted reception on the evening of October 24.

Information and resources from last year's Educopia Institute sponsored PLN Community Meeting (PLN2010) are available at http://educopia.org/past_events/PLN2010.